I have been contemplating how to showcase the last cohorts examples of Learning and Teaching E-portfolios. Originally, it was to be included in a showcase of examples of assessments at GMIT during staff development training days in June 2016. However, this has been pushed out now until December 2016.
I would be interested in facilitating a showcase of best examples of Learning and Teaching E-Portfolios in September. Obviously with willing participants from the original cohort. However, I have reservations as to how many staff might attend, or indeed, be free to participate?
I am considering trialing a 'virtual showcase' and perhaps an 'award ceremony', given time, either through facebook or twitter or another form of social media. It would be good to get higher education bloggers involved, invite them to the showcase, either in person or virtually, and see what becomes of it. Initially, other academics within GMIT would be the main target audience.
However, if this were successful, it could be used as a marketing tool for careers advisors in second level schools, to see what makes up the bones of Learning and Teaching at GMIT on specific programmes or as an option for an example of a career path in itself. The future is out there, it's just a matter of getting the audience to the show.