E Portfolio Tools & Resources

Tools

In terms of the choice of tool for developing a digital portfolio, it depends on what you want to accomplish. There are many options for mounting a portfolio on the Internet, all have different features and ease of use. The Faculty hasn't sponsored any one tool, so you can choose the tool that best fits your needs.

Web Authoring

One approach to creating an ePortfolio is to use a web authoring tool. This will give you ultimate control of the look and feel of your web site (e.g. Dreamweaver, Flash, etc.). This requires that you have a perminant web space to pubish your portfolio and are willing to learn a complex web authoring application.

Internet Services

Another option is to use an Internet service that provides your web space automatically and uses templates for making it easy to create and post information on the Web. Many of these services were not designed for portfolios per se but can be adapted to suite the needs of a portfolio. Here are links to a few services that might be useful (there are a host of other possibilities):

Resources

Barrett, K. (2012). Introduction to K-12 ePortfolios. Retrieved, Feb. 2, 2012, from https://sites.google.com/site/k12eportfolios/home

Boes, S. (2001). Portfolio Development for 21st Century School Counselors, 4(3), 229.

Bolliger, D., & Shepherd, C. (2010). Student perceptions of ePortfolio integration in online courses. Distance Education, 31(3), 295-314. doi:10.1080/01587919.2010.513955.

Cobia, D. C. et al. (2005). The doctoral portfolio: Centerpiece of a comprehensive system of evaluation. Counselor Education and Supervision, 44(4), 242-254.

Endacott, R. (2004). Using portfolios in the assessment of learning and competence: The impact of four models. Nurse Education in Practice, 4, 250-257. doi:10.1016/j.nepr.2004.01.003

Tolisano, S. R. (2009). Digital teaching portfolios. LANGWITCHES, Retrieved, Aug. 5, 2015, from http://langwitches.org/blog/2009/07/17/digital-teaching-portfolios/

Winsor, P. J. T. (2004). Valuing Reflection Through Portfolios, Alberta Voices, Reflections and Insights, 3,(1), pp. 16.

Winsor, P., Butt, R.L. & Reeves, H. (1999). Portraying Professional Development in Preservice Teacher Education,Teachers and Teaching, 5, 9-33.

WINSOR, P. J. & Ellefson, B. (1995). Professional Portfolios: Monitoring and Documenting Professional Development of Student Teachers, Alberta English, Winter 1995, 5, pp. 12.

Wuetherick B., (2010). Why ePortfolios: Student perceptions of ePortfolio use, Teaching and Learning with the Power of Technology (TLT) Conference, Saskatoon, SK, April 2010.