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Online Portfolio Tools

Online Portfolio Tools
Much of this work began with my Online Portfolio Adventure, where I recreated my presentation portfolio with at least 33 different online services, software and strategies between September 2004 and the present time. In 2006, I began exploring the use of Web 2.0 tools, and constructed portfolios using these tools. One advantage of Web 2.0 tools is that many of them are free, although WikiSpaces may place ads on the page.

Crossing the threshold: moving e-portfolios into the mainstream 1 View or download this publication in accessible PDF format2 What the publication offers Despite pockets of good practice across the disciplines, wide-scale adoption of e-portfolios across further and higher education institutions has been less commonly achieved, and where large-scale implementation has occurred, little has been shared to inform the work of others. Now a JISC-funded e-Portfolio Implementation Toolkit and a series of institutional video case studies have brought together information and guidance from institutions with experience of e-portfolio implementation to assist universities, colleges and other organisations planning to mainstream their use of e-portfolios. Crossing the Threshold is a short publication which follows the stages of a typical implementation journey, synthesising insights and guidance from the toolkit and supporting case studies to form a summary of good practice at each stage of the process. Further information

12 Important Trends in the ePortfolio Industry for Education and for Learning ePortfolio Vendors Comment on Their Market: Summary of Interview Findings Extensive interviews with 14 ePortfolio vendors revealed key directions and interesting developments in that industry. Below are the 12 most notable findings. 1New companies. 2Larger scale implementations. 3Greater sophistication on campus. 4Selling to individuals. 5More mobility. 6Tenuous international markets. 7A maturing K-12 sector. 8Corporate market interest. 9Alternate certification of learning. 10The merging of LMS and ePortfolio technologies. 11Market segmentation. 12The move to Web 2.0 native architectures. ePortfolios, at least the learner-focused modules or applications, do not in theory need to be tethered to an educational institution. ePortfolios as learning-enablers may come into their own when they become consumer applications marketed to the larger general market.

My Oatmeal Kisses: Top Educational Websites for Kids Technology is pretty amazing! There are lots of wonderful ways to help our child practice the skills they are learning in school. Often times with some of these great educational sites our children don't even know that they are learning at the same time! It's also a great way to motivate kids to do their homework, have them do their reading and math first and for a reward they can play an educational game...tricky! A friend of mine asked me for some recommendations on some other educational websites, so you know me, I went crazy and found a bunch. I spent many hours digging through cyberspace to find and test out the following educational game sites. Just bookmark this page, and every time you want to use a new site you can come here to find it quickly. 1. This site has lots of great language arts games. 2. Hello! 3. Here's a wonderful site c/o one of my readers! 4. Well after I posted this list on Monday I found an phenomenal site on Wednesday! 5. Wo this is another great site. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Home - FolioSpaces free ePortfolio - 2GB free storage - free institutional hosting - teachers - students - school - college - university JISC Guide... Using digital media for your eportfolio e-Portfolios are an important part of many learners' academic life. This advice document introduces the concept of an e-Portfolio and explains how digital media can be used effectively. Introduction There are many definitions of what constitutes an e-Portfolio. This definition is further clarified by our sister service JISC infoNet, who have an in-depth infokit on the topic of e-Portfolios and define it as: ... an e-portfolio is a product created by learners, a collection of digital artefacts articulating learning (both formal and informal), experiences and achievements. Our advice document focuses on the use of digital media as a tool to support the processes element of an e-Portfolio. Key facts Stakeholders An e-Portfolio may be created with more than one type of audience in mind. Learner – mostly likely the creator who is responsible for maintaining and creating content. Format of an e-Portfolio Tools or systems Features of popular e-Portfolio tools Popular tools or systems include: Mahara

Mahara Eportfolio Examples & Resources Google Sites Review When Google enters a new product category, they invariably launch something that is free and impressively engineered. We’ve seen this approach happen over and over again. For example, when Google originally entered the social network category, they launched Google Buzz: a very powerful but often overwhelming, free social network. When Google launched GMail, it redefined email clients by introducing search that worked and (basically) unlimited storage. And of course, it was 100% free. This same blend of free and engineering is seen in Google Sites. As I’ll show in this review, this makes Google Sites ideal for building communication tools, wiki’s and intranets but not recommended for much else (ie: a small business website). The best (free) intranet on the net? Google Sites has the unique advantage of being able to leverage almost all of Google’s products. There are also some unique page types in Google Sites that will help turn your website into a killer intranet. Recent Site Activity Lists

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