Session 1:
Purposes of creating e-portfolio (1.1)

Objectives

In this session you will organise what you already know about the purposes of creating an ePortfolio. You will consider the ePortfolio process that learners must follow as they compile their ePortfolio.

 

Outcomes

By the end of this session, teachers will have reflected upon how an ePortfolio can help them with their work.

Different purposes of e-portfolios


Helen Barrett identifies different types of ePortfolio:
* The Working Portfolio,
* The Reflective Portfolio,
* The Connected Portfolio,
* The Presentation Portfolio.The following article by H. Barrett might be helpful: Electronic Portfolios in Education - Stages of Electronic Portfolio Development.


Activity

Discuss about how four the types of ePortfolios, identified by Helen Barrett, are related to one another.

  • The Working Portfolio,
  • The Reflective Portfolio,
  • The Connected Portfolio,
  • The Presentation Portfolio.

How e-portfolios support learners


Activity

The e-portfolio method can support many different areas of education process. Think about which of the four stages of ePortfolio development that were discussed previously might help with:

  • supporting learning,
  • supporting the learner,
  • developing soft skills,
  • developing domain-specific skills,
  • developing technical skills.

Next to each of the element mentioned above write chosen letters which are the symbols of different stages of ePortfolio development W(ork), R(eflection), C(onnection), P(resentation).

 


Web Resources

Blog entry on ePortfolio purposes

 


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