Modern media usage in youth work

* Advantages and disadvantages of different types of modern media
* Target group and media usage
* Cost
* Reliability
* Everyday maintenance
* Adaptability and future development
Types of modern media

Types of modern media

* digital video, digital sound
* computer graphics and animation
* hyperlinks to webresources
* interactive installations
* multimedia
* blogs (weblogs, vlogs, plogs, moblogs)

What is modern media:
* Modern media is channels – but not the traditional ones we are most familiar with, like newspapers, t.v. or web sites.
* Modern media is place – hangout, community, habitat, village; yet these places aren’t necessarily geographical any more

Types of modern media:
* blogs (weblogs, vlogs, plogs, moblogs)
* Social Networks
* RSS - Real Simple Syndication
* pod casting
* mobile media

Advantages of ePortfolio

You can enumerate some of the Advantages of eportfolio:
1. Collect and reflect on your work
2. Save educational and work experience
3. Create a plan of study and work online
4. Showcase Achievements
5. More active involvement of the student in the selection and design process
6. Strong sense of personal responsibility and ownership
7. Fuller picture of student achievement
8. Can show examples of performance assessment
9. Condenses collection of data and artifacts and reduces quantity of paper handled and stored
10. Requires reflection
11. Enables performances to be viewed more than once in context

See also benefits of ePortfolio


ePortfolio is relevant for:

When LMS supported mainly institutions, ePortfolio is clearly designed for the individual. It’s user-centred and is often recalled as Personal Learning Environment. It goes without saying that it is the learner who gets the most of it. It is claimed that students are generally more capable of directing the learning on using ePortfolio to support their learning (Aalderink W, Veugelers M, 2005). Acording to Beetham learning process is captured for reflection, evaluation and assessment. Many argue (Beetham H 2003; Barrett H n.d.) that skills and competences gained in different context (be it formal or informal) can be recognized and developed more easily and efficiently with ePortfolio. Portability of artifacts and management. Jafari also recognizes ePortfolio and an useful aid in career placement (2004).


Beetham (2003) claims that ePortfolia provide more information about learners which results in enhancement of the selection process, improved reaserach and planning. She also advocates that it enhances collaboration with other organisations due to data sharing and interoperability of systems. According to Jafari (2004) ePortfolio provides an excellent tool for mapping learning, also in terms of accreditation and review of the faculties. The results are thus more transparent and easy to be assesed. Simens (2004) also indicates that ePortfolio can bind learners with institution for more than formal learning cycle, but I do not think it is of that importance nowadays.