WHAT IS PORTFOLIO.EDUCATION?
Portfolio.education is a platform dedicated to portfolio learning. Within this platform, students can build and design their own portfolio site, as a full-fledged autonomous (WordPress) website. Teachers can organize and facilitate the learning process from a powerful learning system which is fully integrated with the student portfolios.
With this unique concept, portfolio.education aims to combine:
ownership for students
insight for teachers
As of now, more than 5000 students are developing their portfolio within portfolio.education, at levels ranging from k-12 to higher education. The learning environment is being developed in strong cooperation with teachers, based on partnership and co-creation.
OUR PORTFOLIO DRIVEN LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
Teachers create and set up courses/projects within the learning environment. They assign tasks to students individually or in groups.
Students have an overview of all tasks that have been assigned to them, including the status of the tasks. The student submits work with powerful options for uploading and embedding multimedia. The teacher can follow-up on the progress with course/project dashboard with group / individual status reports.
Students can submit work on their portfolio directly or they can submit work to the teacher, depending on teacher choice. If handed in to the teacher, students can publish a copy of their submitted work to their own portfolio and continue to edit it there.
When publishing content on their portfolio, students can choose from various visibility settings (private, visible to teacher, visible to peer students, etc.)
ADVANTAGES FOR THE STUDENT
Within portfolio.education students have their own portfolio in the form of a fully-functional autonomous WordPress website. Working with WordPress provides the following advantages to students:
“At first I found it difficult to work with the portfolio, but I kept working on it and figured it out – also with the help of some friends. Now I know how to build a website!”
“It is nice to see all the things that you’ve made over the years and how you’ve progressed over the years.”
“It’s a tool where you can find all your learning materials in one place. It would be nice if I could use it in all my courses”
ADVANTAGES FOR THE TEACHER
Within portfolio.education, the student portfolio’s are the main focus. There, students showcase their progress and talents in a continuous learning path spanning multiple courses and years.
The learning outcomes and reflections are distributed over many different portfolio’s, each with their own navigation and look&feel.
To provide teachers and mentors with the necessary oversight we have developed a learning environment integrated with the portfolio’s.
This learning environment provides a central place to organize, facilitate and assess the portfolio learning of the students.