Essays in Education


In recent years, many Colleges of Education have converted the educator portfolio to an electronic version available through the internet. In the summer of 2000, the College of Education at Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) decided to embark on a challenge to move from the paper portfolio to an electronic portfolio. Prior to 2000, the college was using paper portfolios, but now, with over 1,600 eportfolios online, paper portfolios are a thing of the past. This paper describes the mechanics of the eportfolio, how it works, how it was developed, and how anyone with basic technology skills can duplicate the eportfolio used at EKU. Links to several resources, including the complete eportfolio template as well as the student and faculty user manuals are provided in the paper.

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