Animation showing the advantages of owning and using an e-portfolio.

I found this video on YouTube and felt like it’s a good primer for what ePortfolios are and how they can help solve problems.  The only thing I would add/modify to this is that an ePortfolio is a place to gather evidence, but while you send links to people, people come to your work, not the other way around.  This is the fundamental change in how web 2.0 and social networking strategies work.

At any rate, I think that a good next step would be to do a similar video but directed at high school students!! Oh yea, I am that crazy! 🙂  Our school is focused on all of our students doing an ePortfolio at the end of each semester.  This allows them to show their learning and growth over time.  Since we are a five year program, they will graduate with 10 iterations of growth demonstrated.  It’s an overwhelming endeavor but it’s a good challenge for our learners and our staff.  The really cool spin-off effect we have seen is that our students are more confident, better writers, and better digital information managers.

At any rate, neat video and I am glad that the paradigm of assessment in education is beginning to shift towards ePortfolios as opposed to standardized tests.

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