Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Article Review on E-portfolios

Open Source Eportfolio

Meeus, Wil, Questier, Frederik and Derks, Thea(2006) 'Open source eportfolio: development and
implementation of an institution-wide electronic portfolio platform for students', Educational Media International, 43: 2,
133 — 145
To link to this Article: DOI: 10.1080/09523980600641148
URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09523980600641148
Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

There are many articles out there that describe the implementation of e-portfolios in an educational setting. This article does just that thoroughly in a logical way that keeps the reader interested and wanting more information. By describing the problems encountered and reporting the solutions to these problems as they were discovered, the authors, Meeus, Questier, and Derks, clearly tell the history of the e-portfolio phenonmenon in their university in Brussels. They began by telling the reader, in simple terms, what an e-portfolio is, its purpose, and its creator. Basic e-portfolios are student created portfolios that are portable and sharable among their peers and teachers. Aggregating all student e-portfolios with teacher portfolios, professional portfolios, and administrative portfolios, the total set of portfolios of one complete and entire university can be published. The authors of this article describe the decision paths taken to create and install a universal portfolio management platform at the Vrije Universiteit in Belgium.

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