Googlios. Oregon Virtual School District. Mahara « The K-12 Open Source Classroom. E-Portfolios for Learning: More Questions from High School Teachers. I received the following email questions from high school teachers (Hmmm... school must be starting) We are planning to implement a pilot eportfolio program this fall in our high school (about 100 students out of a population of 1700).
At the current time we are not using the Web 2.0 technologies that I read about on your blog because there is district fear of the "social networking" issues that might arise and Google docs, for example, is blocked on our network. We worked with a handful of 9th grade students using iWeb last year, but we only have one maclab, and frankly, since students do not have their own laptops, iWeb seemed complicated. So, what we do have is a site license for Contribute and are planning to use that. The thing we are struggling with now is managing the assessment piece and figuring out how to mentor the students. Creating an ePortfolio with Mahara. Oregon Virtual School District. E-Portfolios for Learning: More Questions from High School Teachers. Features. What makes Mahara different from other ePortfolio systems is that you control which items and what information (artefacts) within your portfolio other users see.
In order to facilitate this access control, all artefacts you wish to show to other users need to be bundled up and placed onto a page. You can have as many pages as you like, each with a different collection of artefacts, and intended purpose and audience.