Monday, September 04, 2006

what are digital artefacts

A digital artefact is any electronic media, for example; a word document, a video clip, a digital photgraph. Production of these artefacts involves digitizing materials such as scanning an illustration. A student wanting to demonstrate debating skills could insert a video clip, showing their participation in a debate with a group of peers, into their eportfolio. This artefct could be shown to tutors or employers to demonstrate that student's ability to debate.

To use the eportfolio for reflection the student would review the artefacts stored in their repository. Using tutor feedback and self-reflection the student looks closely at and analyzes their progress, highlighting strengths and limitations, hence indicating developmental needs.

For instance

recording an spanish class
recording audiovisual material for a spanish class
recording interview for a phd

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