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David Hopkins blogs about bPortfolios – #eportfolio

Just a quick post to flag up a recent post from David Hopkins of Bournemouth Uni, looking at the benefits of creating a portfolio based around blogging rather than a more institutional platform.

In it he quotes from another post by Jim Shimabukuro which you can read directly here or better still, link from David’s post.

It’s also worth following the links back to the original paper mentioned in both posts.

You could also have a look at a post I did which has links to some nice case studies.


Life in a shoebox? – eportfolio debate on the blogs

Towards the end of last week Donald Clark, in characteristic style, outlined his arguments against the use of eportfolios. Among his arguments were points about the interoperability of systems, the institutionalised nature of many of them and a questioning the usefulness of the label of “lifelong leaners”. It’s interesting, provoking reading.

Unsuprisingly, it sparked quite a debate as you can see from the comments.

Also, Graham Attwell responded on his blog Pontydysgu, and Rowin Young of CETIS responded at more length as well.

Have you come across other blog responses? What’s your take on the debate?

Image credit: Donald Clark by Heloukee on Flickr – BY-NC-ND