Project-based learning provides an excellent structure of authentic learning using digital resources. Digital work allows for digital portfolio creation, communication of learning results to a wide audience, and often simple revision of learner work to reflect feedback and assessment results.
"In addition to sharing knowledge, Wix has some fantastic portfolio templates that students could use as a portfolio of school work. Students can include any pictures, audio, video, and writing that has shaped their learning throughout the year. Wix will help your students create a professional, polished eportfolio that they can share with family, friends and teachers."
We are going to have students create their eportfolio websites using this template next week. On my other blog, I have created instructions on Creating a Google Site from a template. Students will use these instructions to create their sites.
Bronwyn Williams has a piece in the works about the often deleterious effects (prescriptiveness, overemphasis on efficiency) of course management software, like Blackboard and its kin. (See his blog post about it here.) ...
Companies are increasingly relying on social networks, video profiles and online quizzes to gauge candidates' suitability for a job. (No More Résumés, Say Some Firms - Get your ePortfolio ready people.
"Tapose could be a great place for students to construct an eportfolio because of the ability to easily combine different mediums. Parents, teachers and others who view the eportfolio can easily search, using the search feature, to find exactly what they are looking for."
"Dropbox is a great service for teachers and students to save all kinds of files online. ... The new file sharing option will make publishing students works very easy. If students have a portfolio of writing that they wish to share online, Dropbox file sharing could be what they need."
E-portfolios have taken up more conference time and wasted effort than almost any other learning technology topic I can recall. The idea's been around since the nineties but isn't it odd that no one seems to have one?