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Digital Portfolios in the Classroom

Title: Digital Portfolios in the Classroom

Author: Matt Renwick (Author, Contributor)
ASCD | English | 2017 | ISBN-10: 1416624643 | 165 pages

Digital Portfolios in the Classroom

Assessment is messy. Day-to-day, in-the-moment assessments not only reveal information that drives future instruction but also offer a comprehensive picture of students’ abilities and dispositions toward learning. As teachers, we might know what this looks and feels like, yet it can be hard to put into action”hence the messiness.

Say hello to digital student portfolios”dynamic, digital collections of authentic information from different media, in many forms, and with multiple purposes. Using digital portfolios to capture student thinking and progress allows us to better see our students as readers, writers, and learners”and help students see themselves in the same way!

Matt Renwick’s <em>Digital Portfolios in the Classroom</em> is a guide to help teachers sort through, capture, and make sense of the messiness associated with assessment. By shining a spotlight on three types of student portfolios”performance, process, and progress”and how they can be used to assess student work, Renwick helps educators navigate the maze of digital tools and implement the results to drive instruction.

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E-Portfolios in Higher Education

E-Portfolios in Higher Education: A Multidisciplinary ApproachTitle: E-Portfolios in Higher Education: A Multidisciplinary Approach

Author: Tushar Chaudhuri

English | 2017 | 217 Pages | ISBN : 9811038023

This book shares the collective experience of integrating electronic portfolios as assessment tools and as instruments for life-long learning in courses across various disciplines in higher education. It enables readers to trace the evolution of e-portfolios over the last ten years and to deal with the challenges faced by instructors and students when implementing e-portfolios in their respective courses. Further, the book suggests flexible ways of dealing with those challenges. It also highlights the relevance of electronic portfolios for the needs and demands of contemporary societies. As such, it speaks to a large target audience from a range of disciplines, roles and geographical contexts within the wider context of higher education in Asia and around the globe.

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E-Portfolio Tools for Students


Mahara is a fully featured web application to build your electronic portfolio. You can create journals, upload files, embed social media resources from the web and collaborate with other users in groups.

Mahara is customisable and flexible. It is the perfect personal learning environment mixed with social networking, allowing you to collect, reflect on and share your achievements and development online in a space you control.

Mahara is built on open source and open principles. It interoperates out of the box with the learning management system Moodle. It is free and is being improved by enthusiastic people around the world.softwarebox

The Mahara community is vibrant and its users meet up at user events and conferences, give presentations, write articles and also publish books. Feel free to browse the presentations to get a feel for how Mahara is used in different educational contexts or meet other users at one or more of the events organised throughout the year.Learn about Mahara from this video or visit a demo site.

Title: Mahara 1.4 Cookbook

Author: Ellen Marie Murphy
English | 2011 | 308 Pages | ISBN: 1849515069

Mahara is an e-portfolio system that allows you to build dynamic and engaging portfolios in no time. Use Mahara when applying for jobs, creating portfolios for certification and accreditation, for classroom projects, book reviews, to create your own social network and much more. This book will show you the many different ways in which you can use Mahara, and how to exploit the various components of Mahara.

The Mahara 1.4 Cookbook will introduce you to features you probably have not explored, and show you how to use them in ways you probably had not considered. The book also provides guidance in the use of Gimp, Picasa, Audacity, Word and other programs that can be used to create artifacts. It will provide you with techniques for creating everything from dynamic and engaging web pages to complete projects, interactive groups, educational templates, and professional resume packages.

By exploring the recipes in this book, you will learn how to use each of the various blocks and content areas including the resume sections, Journals, and plans. You will learn how to archive a portfolio, and set access levels. We will build an art gallery, a newspaper, use groups for collaboration and assessment, and use the Collections feature to build complex layered portfolios. You will also find recipes for building templates for standards-based report cards and teacher certification. The book is packed with ideas from the simple to the extremely advanced, but each idea is supported with step-by-step instructions that will make all of them seem easy.

Title: Mahara 1.2 E-Portfolios: Beginner’s Guide

Authors: Derrin Michael Kent, Glenys Gillian Bradbury

2010 | 264 Pages | ISBN: 1847199062

Mahara is a user-centred environment with a permissions framework that enables different views of an e-portfolio to be easily managed. These views helps you display your artefacts – text files, spreadsheets, images, and videos – in a way you choose and to the people you want. You can also create online communities and social networks through groups, blogs, and forums. Being a novice, you will need a quick and easy implementation guide to set up your feature-rich digital portfolio.

This book is your step-by-step guide to building an impressive professional e-portfolio using Mahara. It covers the key features of Mahara that will help you set up your customized digital portfolio and display the artefacts in your preferred way allowing contribution from selected users only. This book will introduce to the exciting features of Mahara framework and help you develop a feature-rich e-portfolio for yourself. You will see how easily you can create folders, upload multiple files like journals, project documents, pictures, and videos and share them with your friends. You will learn to set up views of these files, making these visible to your chosen friends only. And then, you will allow people to give their inputs. You will learn to create blogs and forums and get connected to the rest of the world. Customization and administration of your Mahara site will become easy after you have gone through this book. Imagine how good you will feel when you will see your knowledge, success, and ideas going live and available to your chosen audiences for their inputs.