Monday, September 04, 2006

eportfolio definition

1)An ePortfolio is a web-based information management system that uses electronic media and services. The learner builds and maintains a digital repositor or artefacts, which they can use to demonstrate competence and reflect on their learning. Having access to their records, digital repository, feedback and reflection students can achieve a greater understanding of their individual growth, career planning and CV building. Accrediation for prior or extra-curricular experiences, a sense of control over how they are represented and direction over what is shown makes the ePortfolio a powerful tool.

2)It is simply an organised collection of completed work.
It is associated with assessment, but also with accreditation, reflection, student resumes, career tracking. However, it is as if this new tool is the answer to all the questions we didnt realize we were asking.

By using e-portfolios, three trends have merged:
tudent work is mostly in electronic form, or is based on a canonical electronic file.
the Web is everywehre: we assume although it might not always be true that our students have ready access to the Web
Databases are available through Web sites, allowing student to manage large volumes of their work

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