The story will tell the story of New Zealand midwives and their professional portfolios.
- Why have portfolios been identified as a key element of the New Zealand midwifery re-certification program (professional development)?
- What are the key elements of a portfolio?
- What was your experience of putting your portfolio together?
- How do you use it on an every day basis?
- What tips would you pass on to midwives who are just starting to put theirs together, or want to develop it further?
This is my wish list of participants - they have yet to be confirmed.
- Member of the NZ Midwifery Council
- Midwife who has recently gone through the Midwifery Standards Review Process, which will mean she would have just got her portfolio up to date
- Member of the Standards Review Committee who will have a 'big picture' understanding of how portfolios are used in practice
- Me-with my view of e-portfolios
1. Invite people to participate in video.
- Sent out a call for participation to the local group of midwives but as yet have had no replies. Will have to ask on individual basis.
- Will need to make sure that participants agree to having this video used in an open access environment. May need to think about them signing some sort of consetn form.
- If using this as a teaching tool, will I need to run it pass my colleagues for reveiw?
- Will I need to run it past the participants before I publish it?
- I am keen to use my little digital camera because I am so familiar with how it works. The camera produces excellent picture but the sound is not so good.
- One way to get around this is to use an external microphone but there does not appear to be a way that I can fit an external mic into my camera. So the only alternative is to borrow another camera. I am reluctant to do this because it defeats the object of me using my own camera, and I will have to become familiar with yet another camera.
- I think what I will do is a dummy run to test how my little camera holds up. If the quality of sound and picture is not good enough, I will see about borrowing a digital video camera.
- Will need to obtain a tri-pod.
- Check I have an appropriate size memory card and my batteries are fresh.
- Allow plenty of time for several 'takes'.
- Think about how I am going to edit the video after shooting it.
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