Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Technology & Learning Question of the Week

Today, the Question of the Week on the Technology & Learning newsletter was:

Is your district using e-portfolios to evaluate student work?
  • YES. These are great tools for assessing students and building individual portfolios.
  • NO. E-portfolios are too hard to manage. 
  • LOOKING INTO IT. Our school is evaluating the logistics of implementing these assessment tools. 
I find the statements following each response to represent a biased and narrow perception of the use of e-portfolios (for evaluation), but there is no way to add a comment or provide feedback on the survey itself. No wonder we have limited adoption of e-portfolios with this lack of understanding about the genre. E-portfolios are not just tools; they are a philosophy and a process to support learning!

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