Week 8 – ePortfolios

Introduction

By the end of this module you should be able to:

  • Discuss the potential uses for ePortfolios in education
  • Create an ePortfolio

Task List

1. ePortfolios

  • Visit and read / watch the materials on the module page
  • Watch the conversation with Tim Molnar (details about asking Tim questions are provided in this section). The session will be at be at 4 PM Eastern Standard Time on March 2, 2015.
  • Post to the discussion form about ePortfolios

Activities

1. ePortfolios

ePortfolios are digital versions of collections of and reflections on an individuals learning. The learner may be in elementary school, university or even already working as a professional. The ePortfolio allows for a place for the learner to store artifacts of their learning, reflect on the role the artifact plays in their learning and share this evidence of their learning with other students, teachers or potential or current employers.

There are a number of tools that can be used for creating and maintaining ePortfolios including blogging platforms such as WordPress, note-taking tools such as Evernote, or applications designed specifically for use with ePortfolios, such as Mahara.

In the videos below, you’ll hear about an overview of using ePortfolios to document and reflect on your own professional development, as well as the views of some post-secondary students on the use of ePortfolios, and get a look at how grade one teacher Kathy Cassidy is using ePortfolios with her students.

The readings at the end of this page will give you additional information on ePortfolios including how to use them in K-12 and post-secondary education.

 

Using ePortfolios as a reflective teaching tool – Case study

Students Speak: ePortfolios

Primary Digital Portfolios

Readings

Optional