February 26, 2005

50 words for portfolios?

complains E-Portfolios for Learning:
I find it interesting (and frustrating) that many educators are using the word portfolio to represent what I would be more apt to call an online repository or collection (or an assessment management system). There is a huge misunderstanding about what portfolios are...

This also clarifies the meaning of "repository", which was used by Stephen Downes in a recent talk at NorthernVoice. Check it out.

3 comments:

Janet said...

Thanks for telling me how to add blogs to blogline. I really appreciate it and could even do it! I knew to go to the RSS feed spot but then I got lost on what to copy and paste.
I've enjoy reading what you have been writing. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

EFL Geek said...

Well that e-portfolio site could expand a little and enable commenting. Besides he quotes a myth about eskimo's (re: innuit) have 50+ words for snow.

Marco Polo said...

Quite right, blinger. Anyway, as I know little or nothing (take yer pick) about portfolios, let alone e-portfolios, this is all grist to the mill for me, helping me build up a picture of what e-portfolios are and how they might be used. It also helped me understand what Stepehen Downes meant by "online repository".