All together E portfolio

What is traditional portfolio?

A traditional portfolio is physical,pieces can be taken out an discussed.The advantage of this is that non ‘techy’ people can use it easily.

There is certain aesthetic feel to traditional portfolio (DoogieFolio,2005-2014)Pieces of paper can be passed around a group during discussion whereas a E portfolio can only be seen on a mobile,laptop or computer.Picture of traditional portfolio(discussion). An obvious disadvantage is that all documents must be printed out and stored in a folder.

E portfolio?

An ePortfolio (electronic portfolio) is an electronic collection of evidence that shows your learning journey over time. Portfolios can relate to specific academic fields or your lifelong learning.

Evidence may include writing samples, photos, videos, research projects, observations by mentors and peers, and/or reflective thinking. The key aspect of an eportfolio is your reflection on the evidence, such as why it was chosen and what you learned from the process of developing your eportfolio. ( Philippa Butler 2006)

The advantage of E portfolio is that it is stored on electronic devices and can be taken anywhere.More can be stored and there can be links to videos,pictures and other information on the internet.

Another advantages is that anyone can see it(if public)meaning more people can read your E portfolio.One disadvantage may be that due to technical errors or if there is no internet cannot open E portfolio,in an interview situation this can be embarrassing.

Types of E portfolio

e-Portfolio Basics: Types of e-portfolios  I have listed three types of e-portfolios.There are many more types but I feel these three are the best/most used by university students.


Developmental Portfolios: demonstrate the advancement and development of student skills over a period of time. Developmental portfolios are considered works-in-progress and include both self-assessment and reflection/feedback elements. The primary purpose is to provide communication between students and faculty.(Regis university,2003)

Assessment Portfolios: demonstrate student competence and skill for well-defined areas. These may be end-of-course or program assessments primarily for evaluating student performance. The primary purpose is to evaluate student competency as defined by program standards and outcomes.(Regis university,2003)

Showcase Portfolios: demonstrate exemplary work and student skills. This type of portfolio is created at the end of a program to highlight the quality of student work. Students typically show this portfolio to potential employers to gain employment at the end of a degree program.(Regis university,2003)

As we can see E portfolios are mainly used by university students and in job interviews to showcase what was done during university.Diagram of use of E portfolio

Software’s available?

Here are some of the software’s   word-press, media-wiki,confluence

I personally feel being unfamiliar with E portfolio is my biggest difficulty.Before the I reflect lecture I had never heard of E portfolio.
The complicated environment  is its weak point.I am very untechnical  and although I can use its basics I would not chose to use it outside of AUT.

All together relfective practise

What is reflective practice?

Reflective practice is a process by which you  stop and think about your practice, consciously analyze your decision making and draw on theory and relate it to what you do in practice.As a result, you may modify your actions, behavior, treatments and learning needs.(Chartered society of physiotherapy,2014)

You can do reflective practice by keeping a blog,diary,E portfolio or any other way where you are recording your thoughts and actions.

There are different types of reflection such as reflection in action.Of course there are more than 3 types of reflection but I feel the most important are the three that are listed below.

Reflection-in-action is the ability to conduct such reflection not only after the experience, but also during the experience – the ability to think on your feet, to understand what is happening and why, and to deal with the uncertainties of practice in situations.

  • Thinking one step ahead
  • Being critical
  • Storing experience for the future
  • Analyzing


Structure reflection involves systematically moving through one or all of the following:

  • What happened?
  • Identifying significant events/incidents?
  • How did you feel, think, feel, and do?
  • What assumptions, beliefs, customs, or values underlie the event?
  • What were the environmental demands?
  • What are the implications for future practice?
  • What was learned?
  • What could be changed?
  • What concepts/assumptions could be challenged?(Sarrahtraining,2011)

Informal Reflection: Most of us engage in reflection activities without even being aware that we are, in activities such as:

  • Talking over a situation you have found difficult with a partner, friend or colleague e.g. a difficult patient, a treatment that isn’t working etc.
  • Thinking over the events of the day on the way home.(Sarrahtraining,2011)

For this paper I think structured reflection is most appropriate because it covers what was learned,what can be changed,rating of self performance.

For my second brief I am thinking about translating a famous Chinese TV show(非诚勿扰) into English(English subtitles).Using structured reflection i will be able to systematically go through the 9 points(find above) and effectively reflect on my translations.

Reflective writing is evidence of reflective thinking
. In an academic context, reflective thinking usually
Looking back at something
Analyzing the event or idea
Thinking carefully about what the event or idea means for you and your ongoing progress as a learner and/or practicing professional.
Reflective writing is thus more personal
than other kinds of academic writing. We all think reflectively
in everyday life, of course, but perhaps not to the same depth as that expected in good reflective
writing at university level(University of Portsmouth,Martin Hampton,n.d.)
I think the most important part of reflective practice is to look back on ones work and see what could be done better,are there more quicker,effective methods?By effectively reflecting we can become more efficient people.

All together ireflect

For my brief 2 assigment I propose to translate a famous Chinese TV show into English subtitles.The show that I will be translating is called ‘you are the one’ or 非诚勿扰.This TV show has beening running in China since 2010 and has one of the highest audience rating in China.The show is produced by Jiangsu television station.

What is it about?

非诚勿扰 is a reality dating show.There is a presenter and 2 guests.The presenter of 非诚勿扰 is Meng Fei,he is one of the most famous TV presenter is China.The show is shot on a stage.There are 24 single women who stand by podium type of things.

These podiums have a light in them which is controlled by the women.By pressing the button the light changes red and this means they are not interested in the man.

The women face a single man who chooses his ‘heartbeat girl’ from sight alone before any conversation. He locks in his choice on a ipad type of thing. His choice is only known by him and the presenter. There is conversation between the male and females. Three video clips are shown showing the males occupation, hobbies, past relationships and friend interviews. The women can press their light at any time to show that they are not interested in the male.

If all 24 lights turn red then the man ‘loses’. If just one women’s light is left on until the end, the man can choose to take her on a date or thank her and leave by himself. If more than two women’s podium lights are left on the man must go and turn off the remaining lights(so only two are remaining).The two remaining women walk down to the front of the stage and at this time the presenter says the number of the males ‘heartbeat ‘women which he chose at the start. She will go to the front of the stage as well.

The man can now ask a few questions to the three women. He can choose to take any of the two that left their light on or he can try his luck to win over his ‘heartbeat ‘girl(who has already turned off her light).If she still refuses him then he leaves the stage alone.

example of show

Why choose this show?

I chose this show for many reasons. Firstly the popularity of this show in China is huge. In my two years studying in China I had many conversations with Chinese classmates discussing the show.

This is a very open show for Chinese standards, lots of topics are discussed like marriage, education, society, difference ect. This show also shows the huge difference between different age groups. Through watching this show you can understand the differences between people born in the 70s,80s and 90s in China.The communication between these groups is very interesting as it shows their different points of view, different roles in society, different values. A big issue in China is males that have a house and car are a lot more sought after than poorer men, nearly every show this issue is discussed.

The Harvard Business School (HBS) recently confirmed that it will bring a Chinese dating show into their academic course, Yangtse Evening Post reports . According to the article, the HBS will use “Fei Cheng Wu Rao”, the most watched dating show in China, as a case study for the course; a group of researchers from Harvard will be sent to China to conduct in-depth research  into the show. A professor with the group explained why they chose this show as a case study. He said the show differs from similar programs overseas in the way in which it has achieved its widespread success, impact and recognition, and their research will focus on how the show has developed and the original source of inspiration behind its creation.(CRI english,2014)

I think that feichengwurao is a reflection of a Chinese society that is changing constantly. It brings together people of different status, background, nationality. It is a  program where a lot in discussed on national television, this in modern day China is  a rarity.

Fei Cheng Wu Rao: A Window into Contemporary Chinese Youth Culture

Relation to my major

The language used in feichengwurao is mainly colloquial. There is a lot of use of slang. Although it is mainly colloquial there is occasional poems and songs. The poems mainly use ancient Chinese which is very hard for a foreigner to understand. The reason that I choose to translate feichengwurao is that I can translate colloquial language. This is where my interest is and is where I want to focus on. Although I do not want to become a translator but I feel it is necessary to be able to translate everyday conversation quickly and efficiently. When I lived in Beijing I did some translation for a music company. I mainly translated posters from Chinese to English. My major is Chinese so translation into English has a lot to do with my major.In September I will return to China to do postgraduate studies.

feichengwurao with English subtitles   This is an portion of the show where someone has translated into English subtitles. The quality of this translation is very good compared to some of the other translation I have seen. The translation is done by a group called B.S.P work studio.

Skill development

I wish to develop the speed and accuracy of my translation. Every week I will translate one episode of the show.I will time how long it takes me to translate from beginning to end. The show is about 90 minutes long. Slang or parts of speech which I am not to sure how to translate I will note down and ask a Chinese friend. I will also get a Chinese friend to look at a 15 minute section of the show and see my translation. I will get my friend to evaluate my translation and see where I can improve/make more accurate translation.Although translating 1.5 hours of the show a week is quite a lot I feel this is needed to show my progression over the 8 weeks.If I only translated an hour a week I don’t think I would have enough experience/material to reflect on.

I also want to develop my use of subtitle software. I will need to find a suitable software where I can put my English translation directly onto a YouTube video.

How improvement is seen?

I will time how long every translation takes.In week 12 I will make a chart to show my translation times every week. I will be able to see if I have become quicker over the 8 weeks.

My Chinese friend will evaluate 15 minutes of my translation. I will note down how many mistakes my friend finds in the 15 minute block and I will make a graph in week 12 to show how many mistake were found each week. I will also put my translations on YouTube and invite people to comment.

Week plan

Week 5

Translate the most recent  feichengwurao show.Time translation.Contact my Chinese friend and get him to see 15 minutes of my translation and record any mistakes.Write a short reflection article on my translation,what was easy/difficult.what could I do to improve efficiency.Put my translated version onto YouTube.

Week 6

Translate the next  show.Record the times and upload translated versions onto YouTube.Contact Chinese friend and get him to see 15 minutes of my translation.

week 7

Translate next  show.Contact Chinese friend and get him to see 15 minutes of my translation.

week 8

Translate next  show.Contact Chinese friend and get him to see 15 minutes of my translation.

week 9

Translate next  show.Contact Chinese friend and get him to see 15 minutes of my translation.

week 10

Translate next  show.Contact Chinese friend and get him to see 15 minutes of my translation.

week 11

Translate next  show.Contact Chinese friend and get him to see 15 minutes of my translation.

week 12

Translate next  show.Analyze my graphs and reflect on the whole experience.


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