There a variety of ideas for using eportfolios. The fundamental value of an eportfolio does flow from three key activities: students making choices; students reflecting on planning, process, and content, and students taking ownership of their learning. Following are some models to consider for ways to use eportfolios as part of the pilot:
- Students select an assignment they feel is significant and reflect on that inclusion (open choice)
- Students include multiple artifacts from the course and reflect on why they selected those artifacts (open choice)
- Students include multiple artifacts from the course with some self-selected and some required (moderate choice).
- Students include an artifact from a category selected by the instructor with either limited or no choice, and reflect on the learning that artifact represents (limited choice)
- Students include multiple artifacts from the course as directed by the instructor and reflect on their experience with those artifacts (no choice).
- Students include multiple artifacts from the course (directed or open or both) and are encouraged to develop additional pages like a CV, accomplishments page, and/or extracurricular page (open to moderate choice).
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