Looking at My Learning in MET

as viewed through the lens of

Raising a Puppy

During the past two years I have being working towards obtaining my Master of Educational Technology degree through the University of British Columbia. As a capstone experience for MET I have created this ePortfolio. The purpose of this project is to synthesize and apply the theories and knowledge I have acquired during the program. As I chronicle and reflect on my growth in MET I will showcase many of the artifacts I have created in my courses, as a way of illustrating my learning.

Brandes and Boskic (2008) describe how students use metaphors in the creation of ePortfolios to deepen reflection and connection making. I have chosen “Raising a Puppy” as my metaphor. As the daughter of a professional show secretary and Shetland Sheepdog breeder, I grew up surrounded by and loving dogs. Looking at my MET journey through the lens of raising a puppy is a natural step for me.

In this ePortfolio I compare different aspects of raising a puppy to my MET journey.  I begin with the preparations, then move on to training, care, vet/emergencies, and finally leaving the puppy stage as a mature dog.  Each of these sections relate to different aspects of my learning.  Within each section I make correlations between the stages and my learning, showcase artifacts representative of my learning, and share selections of literary works that were particularly instrumental in developing my understanding of the theories and applications related to educational technology.

Take a look at the video below for a guided tour of my ePortfolio, and for a closer look at my learning journey.

If you would like to take the full tour, just click on the “Next” button at the bottom of each page to move through my ePortfolio.