Wednesday, July 07, 2004

Extending the Portfolio Model

Via Stephen, The Digital Convergence: Extending the Portfolio Model. What I love about this approach is that it projects a student's learning out into the future, including mistakes, future possibilities, and collaboration. The article covers most of the emerging flavours of portfolios, and although I've occasionally been skeptical, it offers an optimistic vision that seems convincing:
"By providing the framework for both formal and informal learning, ePortfolios can encourage ongoing personal and professional development long after an official course of studies has been completed. Engaging new mentors and colleagues over time to review and discuss self-directed projects, while continuing to reflect on and make connections with previous work, allows the ePortfolio author to use formal education as a springboard for continued professional and personal growth."

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