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These services could be web services that are distributed across the Web
An ePortfolio implementation could be seen as an aggregation of a set of portfolio related services relevant to a particular set of needs (eg resume builder, planner, evidence store, presentation builder etc)
Organisations and ePortfolio system buildersneed not be responsible for providing all the services that are required by the users
Recognises that there is no ‘one size fits all approach’
Opportunity exists to include more generic web services to provide some of the functionality (eg blogs, document/image sharing services etc)
What are the policy considerations for such a model?
ePortfolio as a set of services Aggregation Presentation planning CV builder … .. reflection evidence networks course information Users ePortfolio ‘engine’
“ A Standard is a published document which sets out specifications and procedures designed to ensure that a material, product, method or service is fit for its purpose and consistently performs in the way it was intended.” (Standards Australia website: http://www.standards.org.au/cat.asp?catid=2 - March 2008)
Enables us to make ePortfolio related information portable (eg aggregation, syndication, migration)
AeP (2008). The Australian ePortfolio Project. Retrieved February 10, 2008 from http://www.eportfoliopractice.qut.edu.au/information/ .
Smallwood A. (2008), the Australian ePortfolio Symposium, Review of Day 1. Retrieved March 16, 2008 from http://www.eportfoliopractice.qut.edu.au/docs/AeP_presentations_web/AeP_Smallwood_8Feb08.pdf .
PILIN (2008). PILIN Project. Retrieved February 10, 2008 from http://www.arrow.edu.au/PILIN.php.
European Commission (2008) a. The Diploma Supplement. Retrieved February 17, 2008 from http://ec.europa.eu/education/policies/rec_qual/recognition/diploma_en.html .
European Commission (2008) b. Recognition and transparency of qualifications. Retrieved February 17, 2008 from http://ec.europa.eu/education/policies/rec_qual/rec_qual_en.html .
Harman G (2008). Proposal for an Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement. Retrieved March 16 from http://www.eportfoliopractice.qut.edu.au/docs/AeP_presentations_web/AeP_Harman_7Feb08.pdf .
Curyer, Leeson, Mason, Williams (2007). Developing e-portfolios for VET: Policy issues and interoperability. Retrieved December 2007 from http://e-standards.flexiblelearning.net.au/docs/vet-eportfolio-report-v1-0.doc.
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