Thursday, February 18, 2010

E- portfolios in Education


The article addressed e-portfolios and how they are used in the educational world. It also spoke about the uses of the device in higher education as the main focus and production of a students learning. Traditionally, portfolios have been stored in boxes and three-ring binders. Although this format works fine for paper and other print-based materials, it misses many other ways ways of communicating ideas. The article discussed the characteristics of a portfolio in higher education. The article discussed an research project that was constructed at a Brussels University. They took what they learned from the actions and tweaked the portfolio assignment to better meets the needs of the students. The reflective process of portfolio development can promote better teaching, develop fresh thinking about education, and encourage personal and professional growth



The video is a reflection of why we should convert to the use of e-portfolios in our educational society. It briefly speaks about the advantages and expectations of e-portfolios. Over the past decade, many people have found electronic portfolios as an effective way to more clearly present information not only through text, but also through visuals, audio, and video formats. A portfolio is a sampling of the breadth and depth of a person's work conveying the range of abilities, attitudes, experiences, and achievements. The reflective process of portfolio development can be as important as the final product. Electronic Portfolios are a creative means of organizing, summarizing, and sharing information, and ideas about teaching and/or learning, along with personal and professional growth among any age of a student.

Question: Are e-portfolios a device that would be effective in the elementary, middle, and high school levels in education?

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