If you are interested in taking this self-paced course
on Electronic Portfolio Development using common software tools,
Dr. Barrett's Electronic Portfolios CD
which contains the full version of this course, plus information about
the online course site available only to purchasers of the CD.
The Modules linked below are representative but not
complete versions of the course materials.
ePortfolio Intro - Getting
started and introductions; ePortfolio Literature and creating a plan;
software options and the portfolio development process; developing the
digital archive (Excel); building a reflective portfolio (Word) and evaluation.
ePortfolio Tools - Looking
at the following common software tools for creating ePortfolios: PowerPoint,
Acrobat, HTML editors, and other optional tools such as eZedia or Lectora;
creating a digital storytelling artifact using a digital video editing
program such as iMovie or Pinnacle Studio; creata a rubric and evaluation.
ePortfolio Web - Preparing
the ePortfolio for publishing in a variety of formats: CD-ROM, WWW,
videotape, DVD and emerging technologies; more literature on e-portfolio
research; finalize portfolio and final evaluation.
Dr. Helen Barrett, Instructor
Wichita State University
Read what prior participants have said about this course:
- I really had almost no idea what the portfolios in my ___ class would
look like when I started in January. On my syllabus it just said "Specifics
for the portfolio will be shared later in the semester." So what
I learned in this class was how to do it! I was very very pleased with
- I gained a considerable amount of knowledge in the different technology
areas even though I thought that I was competent when the classes started.
This class helped force me to complete some skills that I wanted to
learn but had been putting off. I would say that this has been a very
good experience for me.
- I got so much out of these classes. I think most of all, I got a little
peace of mind!
- I've learned so much. From new skills with software apps I thought
I knew well, to portfolio building and organizing skills. I've gathered
a wealth of information and resources to share with our teachers. And,
if I reenter the classroom, e-portfolios will be the first activity
- Well, because of this class, I now have some credibility as the "Coordinator
of the Digital Portfolio Implementation" in Teacher Education here
at ___. With any luck, it will go SO smoothly that there will not be
a need for a coordinator after a year (is that a pipe dream, Helen?)
Whew. Implementation. Faculty buy-in. All I can do at this point is
share my vision with the faculty and see how it goes.
- Thanks for all the resources and growing experiences. I was already
sold on portfolios, but now I feel I have the tools and a lot of the
skill needed to use them.