Overview of ePortfolios
ePortfolios or digital portfolios describe a digitised collection of artefacts documenting an individual’s learning. The collection may include a variety of digital elements including text, graphics, multimedia, and Web2.0.
As schools integrate technology and elearning to support effective pedagogy and assessment in The New Zealand Curriculum, the purpose and place of ePortfolios in the learning cycle is a key consideration.
The purpose of this section is to share school stories, resources, and information to assist with this.
These guidelines, developed by The Ministry of Education, will increase your understanding of the emerging importance and place of ePortfolios in the education of our children. Includes individual case studies from New Zealand schools.
Software for Learning
Browse the website for software tagged ePortfolio. Also includes snapshots of software demonstrating ePortfolio integration.
These snapshots include examples, strategies, and ideas of how software has been integrated to support teaching and learning in The New Zealand Curriculum. Each snapshot also demonstrates how software has been integrated to provide learners with the opportunity to record, reflect, and share their learning.
MyPortfolio is a nationwide ePortfolio service available free to New Zealand Schools until at least 2013.
The New Zealand Curriculum Online - Schools share their approach to using ePortfolios to support teaching and learning. Each story highlights the importance of e-learning and pedagogy in the curriculum.
Teaching as Inquiry
The following reports from New Zealand educators provide a focus for discussion.
Early Childhood Education
These spotlights explore how software is integrated to support learning and develop a shared purpose for ePortfolios and children’s learning stories.
Virtual Learning Network - ePortfolios: A space for discussing, sharing, and celebrating the use of ePortfolios in teaching and learning.
MyPortfolio - Mobile-Mahara Integration: Forums in MyPortfolio exploring mlearning and ePortfolio integration. Users will need to register for MyPortfolio.
Enabling e-Learning - An e-portfolio is an electronic format for learners to record their work, their achievements, and their goals, to reflect on their learning, and to share and be supported in this.