Just finished the webinar on Electronic Portfolios and found it interesting. My quandary is that when I did the paper portfolio years ago, it appeared that the amount of time spent working on them always felt disproportionate to the product. I like exhibit A the student preferred exhibit K. We would discuss it, compare it to the rubric, and debate it over again before moving on to the next item.
I really like the idea of a Web 2.0 eportfolio where it is a truly (virtual) living document. Add and subtract as seen fit. Compare and explain each item. Use video, voice, graphics and rich text to share the learning experience. Over my career I have valued the concept of reflection. Learning only means something and becomes tangible, when it is deeply integrated into the individual.
Next step in the process for me, the 2.0 beginner in the old guy suit, is to figure out a way to explore and incorporate this into my teaching,
or their learning,
or our assessment.