Hello fellow Blogger's,
Creating my own e-Portfolio has been engaging to say the least. After a lot of time wasted and countless new passwords and user names, i am now working my way through Mahara slowly but surely.
The amount of free usable space is great, i spoke in another blog (LMS) about the possibilities of using a site that housed all your files in the one place for access like a on-line personal resume, this is possible using e-portfolio. A e-portfolio is a structured program that allows you to manage your files, you can use this tool to present or showcase progress made in learning. Students can access stored information at any time for referal to their topic, allowing them to develope and manage interesting or valuable resources.
When student projects are put up on the web, this provides an incentive for them to do the best possible work, since they know that their work will be viewed by their classmates and possibly the whole world. It also provides an easily accessible source to show their work to friends, co-workers, or potential employers (Kearsley, Shneiderman, 1999).
Thanks for reading,
Keearsley, G., Shneiderman, B.(1999)Engagement Theory, A Framework for Technology-Based Teaching and Learning, Retrieved from, http://home.sprynet.com/~gkearsley/engage.htm, 19th August, 2009.