Online Portfolios

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Online Portfolios

Pros and Cons of Different Software,
Services and Strategies

Based on my Online Portfolio
Adventure, Fall 2004

My evaluation study of online
software, services, or strategies


Electronic Portfolio Org
(http://electronicportfolios.org/myportfolio/versions.html
)


Under On
-
line Publications


To date, recreating my new
portfolio using
17 different
software packages,
services, or strategies

My advice


When learning new tools,
use familiar tasks


When learning new tasks,
use familiar tools

What is the State of the Art of
e
-
Portfolio Development?


Publishing environments:


Optical media (CD
-
R, DVD
-
R)


WWW


Authoring environments:


Common Tools


Customized Systems

Common Desktop Tools

with hyperlinks


Office
-

Word, Excel, Powerpoint


Hypermedia authoring tools
-

HyperStudio


Adobe Acrobat


HTML Editors
-

Front Page, Dreamweaver,
Netscape/Mozilla Composer


Multimedia Authoring

Macromedia Director & Flash, Ezedia

Online Portfolio Tools


HTML editors

plus web server space


Netscape/Mozilla Composer, Geocities


Blogging tools

-

include entry
categories


Movable Type, WordPress, BlogWave Studio


Online
Content Management Systems

(CMS)


Userland Manila, Blackboard CMS


Open Source Software
-

Plone

(Zope),

PHP/MySQL

Online Portfolio Tools


Customized
Commercial Systems


-

Higher Ed


General Hi
-
Ed:

nuVentive’s iWebfolio
, ePortaro


Teacher Ed:

LiveText, TaskStream, FolioTek
,
McGraw
-
Hill’s FolioLive
,
Chalk & Wire


Customized
ePortfolio Tools

developed

in
-
house


Maricopa CC, PLP (Vermont Institutes)
,
MNSCU/AveNet
, Alverno DDP, Johns Hopkins, IUPUI
Epsilen, UWashington,,


Open Source ePortfolio

-

OSPI (rSmart/UMN)
, others in development

Online Portfolio Tool
Characteristics


Custom
-
designed Electronic Portfolio

Systems
-


(A) system includes database to align artifacts to standards


Free Server Space


Open Source Software


Commercial Software

-

primary market: Higher Ed,
Teacher Ed, PK
-
12, Any


Content Management System

(CMS)


Web Log

Software or Online Journals
-

“Blogs”


License agreement with
-

individual

or
institution


Hosting
-

Hosted
: resides on a centralized server;
Server
:
software installed or data stored on own server space


Cost

&
Storage space

available

Conclusions


Too early to judge


Scales applied to each system

-

“Trade
-
offs”
-

“Balance”


Creativity


Ease of Use


Cost/Storage & ROI


Features


Flexibility/Customization Allowed


Integration with Assessment System


Transfer & technology skill development


“They each
exhibit trade
-
offs
between the
flexibility inherent
in an HTML
-
based tool with
the relative ease
-
of
-
use but lack of
creativity in a
system built on a
data
-
base.”


The Process

Portfolio Processes

Traditional


Collecting


Selecting


Reflecting


Directing


Celebrating

+ Technology


Archiving


Linking/Thinking


Storytelling


Collaborating


Publishing

Digital Tools for
Reflection

Blogs and Wikis

What is a blog?


Abbreviation for “web log” which is an
online journal organized in reverse
chronological order…the most recent
entry on top


Emerging into the mainstream in the
last 18 months


Very popular with adolescent girls


Free, open source and commercial
tools available

Blogs* in Education

*Web logs=online journals


WebBlog
(http://www.weblogg
-
ed.com/)


What is a “wiki”


Hawaiian term for “quick”


A tool for collaborative writing


Anyone who reads a wiki page
can click the EDIT button and
add or edit text


Another “older” technology that
is emerging into common use.

Planning Questions

Planning Worksheet

Handout


Page 1

What is the purpose of the
portfolio?


q

Show growth over time

q

Document ongoing learning and professional
development

q

Assessment


achievement of standards or goals

q

Employment (Marketing)

q

Other:_______________________________



Who are the various audiences
for the portfolio?


q

Student

q

Parent

q

College

q

Faculty

q

Potential employer


What kind of technology does the
primary audience have access to?


VCR



Floppy Diskette


Hard Disk Drive



LAN Server



CD
-
R/W



WWW Server



DVD Player

What hardware and software do you
have / how often do you have access?



Computers (how many)


RAM


Storage space


Connections (USB, firewire)


CD or DVD recorders


Digital cameras


Video cameras

How often will students
have access to technology?


Daily


Two or three days a week


Every week

How can you leverage the
technologies students own?


Accessibility from home computers


Connectivity with cell phones & PDAs
(digital images, reflections)


What about video storage or streaming?


Other technologies?


Competencies

Student Portfolio
Competencies


Collect evidence of learning


Select specific evidence the demonstrates a
particular outcome, goal or standard


Reflect metacognitively on learning
represented in evidence, making a case that
the artifacts constitute evidence of
achievement


Make connections in their learning


Set goals for future learning

Faculty Portfolio
Competencies


Model all of student competencies PLUS:


Implement classroom
-
based assessment
FOR learning strategies


Provide specific and detailed feedback to
learners about their learning


Support student reflection through modeling
and research
-
based practices


Create an environment that facilitates
students' deep learning

Technology skills


File Management Skills (i.e., naming files,
organizing in folders, able to move and copy
files, search and find files on a network folder,
a hard drive or a CD
-
ROM)


Converting artifacts into digital format (i.e.,
scanning images, recording audio, digitizing
video, depending on technological
background or teacher or student)

Online Tools

Handout of Technology
Decisions


Page 2

Storage
for Digital Archive or
Working Portfolio

q

LAN
-
based Server

q

WWW
-
accessible Server

o

Space Allocation ____ MB

o

In
-
house

o

Out
-
sourced

Formats for Digital Artifacts

q

Text (.txt, .htm)

q

MS Office (.doc, .ppt, .xls)*

q

Graphics/Images (.gif, .jpg)

q

Sound (.aiff, .wav, ra, .mp3)

q

Video (.mov, .avi, .wmv)

q

Acrobat (.pdf)

q

Inspiration (.ins)*

q

eZedia (.zoi)**

Common Tools

q

MS Office*

q

Database (Filemaker Pro, Access)

q

NoteTaker*

q

Inspiration* or Kidspiration*

q

eZedia**

q

iPhoto*

q

iMovie

q

Web Page Editor

q

KidPix*AppleWorks*

IT Online Customized System



In
-
house development



Open Source Portfolio Tools



Commercial System


TaskStream


LiveText


Chalk & Wire


ePortaro


FolioTek


McGraw
-
Hill Folio Live


iWebFolio by nuventive


Common tools used for
constructing portfolios


Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)


Web page Editor and Web Browser


E
-
Mail Program, including attaching files


A simple graphics editor to scan and/or resize
images


A simple digital video editing program to add
digital stories to portfolio

Formats for Publishing
Presentation Portfolio


CD
-
ROM


DVD


Videotape


WWW


Secure WWW Server hosted:


In
-
house


Commercial Server

Archiving


Format *


Acrobat PDF


HTML/XML

* Archival formats
approved by the
Library of Congress:
ASCII Text (web
pages) and Acrobat
(PDF)


Medium


CD
-
ROM


DVD


WWW server

Pros and Cons of Tools
Explored

Fall 2004

HTML Editors


Mozilla
Composer



Dreamweaver



Front Page


Pros:


Creativity


Cons:


lack of support


Security/Password


Requires higher skill
level


Cost


Require Server

Open Source Tools


Mozilla
Composer


Plone CMS


Open Source
Portfolio (OSPI)


WordPress
(blog)


Pros:


free



Cons:


lack of support


Security


Lack of creativity
(OSPI)


Require server

Free Web Site Builder with
Free Web Space


Geocities

www.geocities.com



Tripod

tripod.lycos.com


Pros


Free


Some design tools



Cons


Lack of support


Ad supported


Security/password


Commercial (Teacher Ed)

(all hosted)


TaskStream


LiveText


Chalk & Wire


FolioTek


FolioLive


Pros


Security/Password


Support


Database backend


Tie artifacts to outcomes/
goals or standards


Cons


Cost


Lack of Creativity

Commercial (Higher Ed)


Blackboard


Nuventive’s
iWebFolio


ePortaro


Pros


Security/Password


Support


Database backend


Tie artifacts to outcomes/
goals or standards


Cons


Cost


Lack of Creativity

Content Management
Systems


Manila


Plone


Blackboard


Pros


Intuitive Interface


Control over publishing
content


Security
-
Password



Cons


Cost (except Plone)


Server required


Blog Software


Movable
Type


WordPress



Pros


Intuitive Interface


Focus on reflection


Popular tool



Cons


Server required


Chronological order

Home
-
Grown Customized
Systems


Maricopa CC’s
MyEport


Vermont Institute’s
PLP


MNSCU (AveNet)
eFolio Minnesota


Snoqualmie SD
(MGT)


Pros


Created for portfolio
purpose


Tie artifacts to
outcomes/ goals or
standards



Cons


Cost (varies)


Lack of creativity

Helen C. Barrett, Ph.D.


Research
Director

The REFLECT
Initiative


A research project to
assess the impact of
electronic portfolios
on student learning,
motivation and
engagement in
high

schools