“ It should eventually be possible for an individual to build this personal electronic record through education and carry on using it in the workplace and lifelong learning.” (Harnessing Technology DfeS 2005)
System that allows gathering of information - evidence of learning. Also can be used to disseminate information and experiences to peers. Enables monitoring of progress.
A replacement for paper based things
An accessible way to communicate / share ideas with fellow course members. Informal way to blog and chat with friends. A site to assist with communication between tutor and student as well as complete assignments.
It's a bit like facebook, but for serious work/college related stuff
Not bothered either way as long as it works
To help with personal reflection, build an 'e-identity', and compile a database of my skills. Oh, it saves destroying a rainforest of paper too.
Initial Learner Views How regularly do you think that you will use the e-Portfolio/PDP system? Every few days 9% Weekly 52% Fortnightly 13% Don't know 26% Who of these would you grant access to? Personal Tutor 96% Other teaching staff 39% Mentor 70% Selected Student colleagues 70% Employers 13%