This session around ePortfolios will briefly consider the 'why' for learners and teachers, explore what is already working (for teachers with learners, and teachers as learners), and finally explore a couple of options of possible ePortfolio platforms, including Web 2.0 and Mahara.
Philosophically, I am a strong advocate of the potential of Web 2.0 to empower learners from all walks of life and cultures, especially after my experiences working for 6 years in the Middle East. In particular, I am interested how ePortfolios can be used in education (especially where Literacy and Language challenges are faced), in Recognition of Prior Learning, and in authentic, applied assessment.
Just to give people who may be interested in this session some background to what I feel the potential of ePortfolios to be this is a recording of a keynote I gave in Australia last year -http://ictenhancedlearning.blip.tv/file/2751810/.
Please cite as: Owen, H. (2010). It's not what you've got, it's how you use it...ePortfolios in action Paper presented at the MoodleMoot NZ10, Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, New Zealand.