E-Portfolios: From Academia To The Workplace

“E-portfolios are becoming an increasingly important way for students to show what they know,” Debra Donston-Miller writes for InformationWeek. “But their value doesn’t end after graduation. E-portfolios, which can be created in many different ways — from simple blogging platforms to specifically designed software and services — can help transition students from academia to different jobs and roles in the workplace. It’s this ability to trace a user’s evolution from academic to professional and beyond that led Safiya Noble, a professor at the University of Illinois, to choose PathBrite as a learning and representation tool for her students. The University of Illinois does offer some e-portfolio options to its students. The problem, Noble said, is that that many such systems are behind the university firewall, and therefore can’t be used after a student graduates.”

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