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Electronic Portfolios

Personal information, Personal Development and Personal Values

This book explains the motivations for building and using portfolio tools, and clarifies the principles and practice of using and developing them for assessment, recording personal information, self-presentation, personal and professional development, and for subtler and deeper aims of encouraging a reflective approach to learning, practice and life, developing personal identity, and ethical development towards moral agency. The book also offers a stimulating future vision to orient those with a longer-term perspective on the directions in which portfolio tools and related technology are advancing.

Paperback, 260 Pages

Published: March 2009

Imprint: Chandos Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-84334-401-8

Reviews

  • In this book, Simon Grant draws our attention to the importance of considering values, as well as skills, when envisioning how e-portfolios can aid both in personal and professional development and the process matching people with institutions through which they learn and work. He examines the services needed to develop values and skills in tandem and the important role of critical friends in creating a social environment conducive to such development., Darren Cambridge - Assistant professor of Internet studies and information literacy, George Mason University. Associate director, Inter/National Coalition for Electronic Portfolio Research
    Finally! Simple, straight talk that shies away from none of the issues that connect and intertwine with e-portfolios. A matter of fact conversation with the reader, that helps to make sense of the multiple and intertwined issues that spin around e-portfolios. Whatever your curiosity, interest or challenge related to e-portfolios, Simon Grant helps clear the path and broaden your e-portfolio horizon., Samantha Slade - E-portfolio expert, co-founder of percolab
    Good information analysis. Useful in process development and implementation. Emphasis on ethical issues links up to personal ownership that needs first priority attention., Wijnand Aalderink and Marij Veugelers - SURF NL Portfolio, Dutch portfolio expert group

Contents

  • Part 1 Principles of e-portfolio systems: Some scenarios of e-portfolio use; Who wants personal information? The rationale behind recording and storing personal information; Portfolio purposes outlined; Portfolio information; Issues with portfolio information; The need for common terms in portfolio information; Portfolio functionality; Applying e-portfolio principles. Part 2 How to do things with e-portfolio and related tools: How to use tools for assessment; How to use tools for recording significant personal information; How to use tools for self-presentation; How to use tools provided for your own development; How to motivate and help others to use tools; How to develop e-portfolio tools; How to coordinate e-portfolio and administrative tools; How to develop interoperability in tools; How to publish terms for common use by tools. Part 3 Future vision: Notes on portfolio environments and values; Matching information for people; Personal values, identity and personality; Developing personality and personal values; Ethical development and values in society; The culture of information and choice: An analogy with the development of agriculture; In conclusion?

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