OK. My aim is to blend my thoughts with those two latest responses (Tim & David).
Tim: but, are students allowed to export their
completed assignment with the teachers feedback? I think they should be able
to. The teacher gave that feedback to the student in the hope that the student
would read it, reflect on it, and learn from it. Why shouldn't the student
transfer that to their portfolio?
We know in practice students' work of a summative nature is open to scrutiny across a number of layers
1. internal verification
2. external verification
So, students are aware of those other parties who see their work.
Hang on to that thought for a minute, if you will please.
So, we have two essential items:
a) student's choices about what they wish to export
b) and what the teacher chooses to export in terms of student work
And Tim gives an example for a).
So, we are talking about privacy issues on both fronts.
Tim's rule of thumb-agree except I don't quite understand why not for this point:
oA user CANNOT export a reply to their forum post. That was a response to
a whole forum, not the specific user.
1.Student can export their submission together with all
received peer-assessment / feedback on it (after all, the feedback was
2. Student cannot export someone else's submission even if
they were given access to it in the workshop.
3.Student cannot export the peer-assessment they gave to
someone else's submission (In theory, they could export just the assessment but
what is the point without the assessed submission being present?)
David's point 2 and 3, again why not?
I guess my questioning is based on my thoughts about a need for a mechanism that protects students' work, but not necessarily stops the work from being shared altogether via a portfolio-that could also be shared with future employers-why not? Students would get it, if they knew the purpose of the portfolio was to contain both independent and collaborative- tracked activity.
My solution for an open approach to track both formative achievements and summative attainments with feedback (whether independent or collab) would be to ensure the use of Pdf across the board for any exported item into the portfolio-whether that is done by the teacher or the learner.