PebblePad Eportfolio from the Student perspective

Author/Producer ESCalate
  • Julie Hughes (University of Wolverhampton)
  • Andrew Jepson (University of Wolverhampton)
  • Gary Wright (University of Wolverhampton)
Published in Issue 6 Autumn 2006: Taking Education Foward - ESCalate 2006/7
Date Published Autumn 2006
Pages 2


Written by Andrew Jepson and Gary Wright, students from University of Wolverhampton under the guidance of Julie Hughes, National Teaching Fellow.


At the University of Wolverhampton, the fledgling PebblePad eportfolio is being implemented. For some areas of the PGCE course the use of this system is mandatory, in others it is not. Within the literacy skills route participation was not essential, however, it was decided between us (Andrew Jepson and Gary Wright), under the guidance of Julie Hughes (the tutor with significant knowledge of the eportfolio), to create an online Weblog that would act as an information exchange between students. The process of setting up a blog for the use of the PGCE literacy group was a relatively straightforward procedure, in terms of implementing and creating the programme. Issues surrounding the ordering of comments became an issue because, owing to a bug in the system, chronological order was not maintained. This was resolved in time as the system became more refined.