After reviewing and reflecting on the maps of my colleagues and my own initial map I have reorganized the picture of what I would like to include in my digital portfolio. As is often the case when I have more time to ponder about a task the steps to accomplish the task become clearer.
After looking at both of my maps I realized an interesting difference between the two. On the first map I was primarily responding to the ED7730 course description in the syllabus. I was trying to create "what the teacher wanted". In the map above I was thinking about what I wanted to create to represent myself while keeping in mind the goals and objectives of the course. This realization is critical as a learner. We often state that students must own their learning. The fact that I have been given choice in what to include in the portfolio has enabled me to understand the task at a deeper level.