|Bron's online presence|
All the teaching I am engaged in these days also requires me to have an online presence. I develop and use open educational resources, and I use a range of strategies for interacting with the class and facilitating their learning experience. By having an ePortfolio - this blog and a wiki user page - it is very easy to keep my profile and my achievements handy, and to update and contextualize them. Unfortunately, I don't spend enough time on the updating side of things, nor have I been that effective at keeping all the projects I have been involved in linked into my portfolio. I see the wiki as a more static porfolio resource, containing documentation of my achievements and also supporting evidence, whereas the blog is used as a way to convey my professional philosophy - attitudes, beliefs, and values - and evidence of critical reflection on my work.
So far I have not been very good at gathering all the evidence together in a common storage locker, e.g., Mahara or Pebble Pad. This is because I prefer to use a variety of web-based tools, so I tend to have stuff all over the place. What I do need to do is feed all my material from the social networking sites I use into one spot, and I can easily do this on my WikiEducator user page.
My online presence is all over the place - on a recent search on Google I found wads of material I had forgotten about. The impervious finger in many pies syndrome. So the octopus which is my PLE needs restraining somehow. Therefore, my goal for an ePortfolio is to create a more organised online presence, one in which I can find myself easily.