Portfolio Development

Process For Learning

The purpose of creating an electronic portfolio is to support:

  • Ongoing learning/professional development.
  • To support summative and formative assessment
  • To support marketing and employment

These are three major purposes for electronic portfolios. They are all different and require different types of technology tools. A learning portfolio can be supported very nicely with a web log environment (blogs). An assessment portfolio ties artifacts to a set of standards with feedback or validation. It is best implemented through a relational database structure. A marketing or employment portfolio only needs an authoring environment that supports formatting and hyper linking on a web based server.

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