The Europortfolio community is pleased  to announce the launch of the “ePortfolio Self-Development Study” MOOC on the EMMA (European Multiple MOOC Aggregator) platform. The MOOC, starting on June 15th, is offered in three languages (English, Spanish and Polish) is free,  and is addressed to individuals or institutions who want to learn how to use ePortfolios from different perspectives.ePortfolios are becoming increasingly popular due to  their capacity and flexibility  to be applied to a wide array of contexts as well as their ability to be used in a great variety of individual or organizational purposes. This MOOC stands on a set of seven independent modules that provides the conceptual and instrumental knowledge for the development of an ePortfolio solution that meet individual or institutional objectives.The MOOC is aimed at different audiences such as learners, teachers, employers, governmental administrators or professional bodies interested in implementing an ePortfolio for the...
Europortfolio a key partner in International Research and Evaluation Seminar
 With colleagues from the USA and Australia, members of Europortfolio provided global leadership to the international seminar on the theme of  ‘Researching and Evaluating Recording Achievement, Personal Development Planning and e-Portfolio’ held in Plymouth, UK on the 16th and 17th April 2015.  Igor Balaban, Europortfolio co-ordinator, contributed to the introductory plenary session entitled ‘The global e-portfolio research forum:  joining the dots and identifying the gaps,’ and Europortfolio members contributed to several symposia sessions and research reports, including: Eportfolio...
EUfolio finalizes project with international conference on ePortfolio learning
Dublin Castle was the prestigious venue of EUfolio’s final event – an International ePortfolio conference, held on 22 April 2014.The conference was a big success with more than 200 people attending, and schools from Cyprus, Lithuania, Slovenia and Spain showcasing their experiences with ePortfolios in Lower Secondary schools. While the international participants had to confine themselves to send teachers and principals, Ireland’s schools were also represented by students.Keynote speaker Val Klenowski from Queensland University of Technology talked about “Accentuating the Social in the digital...
University of Toledo Launches Campuswide E-Portfolios
Students at the University of Toledo in Ohio now can create online identities that capture their educational experience, thanks to a campuswide e-portfolio rollout. The institution signed an enterprise agreement with online portfolio company Seelio, gaining access to data visualization tools, learning management and student information system integrations, a dedicated UT community on Seelio, as well as dedicated service support for portfolio implementation across all colleges. "The University of Toledo prepares students for successful careers with engaging classroom and experiential learning...
The Open University launches Badged Open Courses
The Open University (OU) is building on years of knowledge, experience and research into Open Educational Resources (OER) with its release of innovative new free Badged Open Courses (BOCs). These have been developed in response to the needs of informal learners who are seeking access to study skills and to have their learning recognised.“We have listened to the changing needs and requirements of our informal learners using our open platforms” says The OU’s Open Media Unit Director, Andrew Law. “Badged Open Courses will complement The OU’s extensive and growing portfolio of OER on OpenLearn...
Thinking Beyond Me-Portfolios
The use of ePortfolios is growing. That is incontestable. However, most ePortfolio practice is still concentrated on portfolios about the author, rather than portfolios about activities, projects and placements: process based portfolios. This workshop explored 5 categories of process portfolios, discussing how they provide rich evidence for me-portfolios and provided valuable opportunities for portfolio rehearsal. Download the powerpoint here