OSPortfolio Assessment ePortfolios and Developmental ePortfolios Electronic Portfolios are a wonderful tool to help your students focus on their long-term educational direction and become more introspective and goal-oriented; they help your faculty see students' development over time; they provide your institution a tangible way to evaluate its own effectiveness. These reasons and more make e-portfolios a hot topic in higher education. Open Source Portfolio (OSPortfolio or OSP) is an Electronic Portfolio implementation available as a toolkit within Sakai. It can address the needs of schools of any size -- from small community colleges to large multi-campus universities. Sakai is a full-featured Collaboration/Learning Environment (CLE) that brings people together for collaboration, for learning, and for personal growth.
Five Ways to Use Online Portfolios in the Classroom Our digital world is transforming the way we learn, and today's teachers are tasked with the challenging job of sifting through the deluge of educational technologies and creating a meaningful learning experience for students. In my 15 years in education, I've seen firsthand how opportunities and a little guidance can positively impact a person's future and change the life path they're following. In fact, as a result of serving on the San Francisco School Board, where I learned about the obstacles to education, I've seen how creating learning opportunities can impact a long-term digital identity. Next-generation education portfolio platforms -- such as Digication, Pathbrite, Taskstream and Epsilen -- are one way for teachers to start early and educate students about how they can manage their own academic and professional accomplishments. 1. Build in Opportunities for Peer-to-Peer Learning
Digital Portfolio System I was fortunate to be asked to present at the Google Education Summit in Hawaii last week and during one of my sessions a participant asked how we implement our digital portfolios system. I have discussed the process in various settings, but I don’t think I ever really mapped the process out step by step in detail with diagrams, examples and templates. So, here goes. The Digital Portfolio Process I break the management of student digital portfolios into three distinct stages that build off each other. First, the digitization of student work.
About E-Portfolios An electronic portfolio or ePortfolio is a generic term encompassing as wide a range of types and products as there are reasons for using them. The simplest starting point is to consider an ePortfolio as an extension of the paper based-portfolio, bringing with it the obvious benefit of making a portfolio of evidence portable and shareable anywhere that you have Internet access – "the new generation of the three ring binder" JISC My World Project Final Report, Roberts. 2006 In fact, an ePortfolio has a much broader scope as an online collection of reflections and digital Artefacts (such as documents, images, blogs, resumés, multimedia, hyperlinks and contact information).
Digital Portfolios Digital Portfolios Note to all visitors: If any of the documents don’t open for you, try finding them at If you want to contribute to this e-portfolio or digital portfolio page, please add your thoughts in the comments box. Please say which programs the students used, or whether they utilized Web2 tools like blogs or Wikis. Thanks! General information about Electronic or Digital Portfolios Tools for reflective learning with students
WordPress WordPress powers more than 24% of the web — a figure that rises every day. Everything from simple websites, to blogs, to complex portals and enterprise websites, and even applications, are built with WordPress. WordPress combines simplicity for users and publishers with under-the-hood complexity for developers. This makes it flexible while still being easy-to-use. Top 5 Free Portfolio Sites : Vitamin T We asked our staff one short and sweet question this past week: What are the best free portfolio sites on the web? Keep in mind that many of our staff see 100 or so portfolios each and every week. So we’re here to share the fruits of their hours spent gazing into monitors at portfolio sites of all shapes and sizes. Of course, if you’re an Interactive Designer nothing beats having your OWN portfolio site with a brand and user experience created by you.
Using Google Sites to create e-portfolios for students Is Google’s “Sites” application the solution we’re looking for? Following up on last week’s initial look into free tools for students to create and host an electronic portfolio of representational work, this week I am trying out Google Sites as a possible solution. Google Sites provides a free application for creating your own web site. Let’s see how effective it is for hosting an e-portfolio. The basic process I followed to create my Google Site So, what did it take to create an example portfolio site with Google’s tool?
Five-Minute Film Festival: Learn to Use Web 2.0 Tools While many of you may be heading for the beach this week, it won't be long before you're ready to start exploring some new tools to help your students be better creators and collaborators when you go back to school in the fall. This week we published a new video on Nicole Dalesio, a fifth-grade teacher who uses all kinds of free technology tools in her class to keep her kids engaged, and it inspired me to go hunt down the best tutorials for all these great, free Web 2.0 tools. Did I mention most of them are free? While screen-cast tutorials may not be the most edge-of-your-seat viewing, once you've got the basics, you can start digging in to the tool itself. And the best part is, learning to use these tools is as fun for you as it is for your students. What are you waiting for?
How-to (GoogleSites) - ePortfolios with GoogleApps developed by Helen C. Barrett, Ph.D. Keeping a Learning Journal The Announcements page type can be used as a form of "blog" or learning journal (sometimes called a learning portfolio), since it allows individual posts, and it is organized in reverse chronological order. The learner can also attach documents to any entry, or can create a link to any GoogleDocs Document/Presentation/Spreadsheet, to another GoogleSites page, or any web page. See Journal as an example.
Moodle//Mahara Integration The integration between Moodle and Mahara has been affectionately named "Mahoodle". It allows true single-signon between both systems - no password sharing required, and users' profile information is ported across. In addition, from Mahara 1.2, users are able to submit Mahara Views to Moodle for assessment (with a plugin for Moodle). The best instructions for setting up the integration can be found in Mahoodle-updated (or Mahoodle-updated). The instructions and screenshots are a little out of date, but the process works. 15 Free Online Portfolio Hosting Sites Having a design portfolio online for your potential clients to browse through is important. If you need a web portfolio up and running in no time, this roundup of free online portfolio hosting sites has 15 options for you to consider. 1. Carbonmade With over 500,000 hosted portfolios and over 8 million pieces of work posted on the site, Carbonmade is a top choice for displaying your work. Besides being free (they do also have paid subscriptions), Carbonmade has a user-friendly interface and doesn’t require any coding knowledge.