The Integrity of Electronic Portfolios in the US.
What follows is a paper I prepared as background for an international meeting of portfolio leaders in London in May 2005 organized by the Center for Recording Acheivement. I'm coming back to it now as I think about categories for an EduTools site focused on portfolio software.
In the United States, portfolios have long been used for promoting and assessing learning in primary, secondary, and higher education. While certain types of portfolios have an extensive history in design disciplines such as Fine Arts and Architecture, the model for portfolio practice that underlies the current boom in the use of electronic portfolios originates in Rhetoric and Composition and Education. Educators in these disciplines began to use digital media the support these portfolio processes in the early 1990s.
[National Coalition for Electronic Portfolio Research blogs]
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