E-portfolios can be handled as if they are just another one of those required assignments, without the students ever realizing their potential. Those of us who help our lifelong learners develop e-portfolios must ensure that they understand that an e-portfolio is as close to the “real world” as they will ever realize. Moreover, the content of the e-portfolio has life-changing potential. If a student becomes fully aware that a project he or she is part of or leads will be reviewed by prospective employers as integral to the hiring process, I believe that this knowledge will impact the student learning outcomes tenfold. Our colleges and universities need to recognize the importance of e-portfolio development. They should be created, reviewed, assessed, and revised across a college experience, not just in a capstone course as an afterthought to education.
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At the college level, one third of students—even those who earned A’s and B’s in high school—have to take remedial courses that don’t count toward their degrees because they didn’t score well on a placement test. But are all those students really that far behind or is there a misalignment between the work they can actually do and what the test questions ask?
Note, and this is very important: Before you click to start the course (which is self-directed), you’ll need to click “Enrol [sic] me in this course” on the bottom of the left column. Otherwise you’ll get an error message.
This is really great. I wish more people would create things like this. The lady who created it even licensed it under Creative Commons, and made the entire course available to download (it’s in a Moodle install).
Great collinktion of strategies, tools, and rubrics for electronic portfolios!
photo via flickr:CC|cirox
Googlio - a philosophy of using google free tools to create eportfolios for students.