EUROPORTFOLIO, the network of European ePortfolio experts and practitioners, was present with a workshop at the EADTU conference in Hagen, Germany on October 30, 2015 (9 a.m.-11 a.m.). This workshop, entitled “Bridging the Gaps and Joining the Dots”, focused on EUROPORTFOLIO’s ePortfolio & Open Badges Maturity Framework and OERs and MOOCs on ePortfolios.  However, there is a range of further achievements within the EUROPORTFOLIO project, such as a Competency Framework which is an important driver for the use of ePortfolios for the recognition of prior learning as well as for assessment and accreditation of competencies at schools, universities, or at the workplace. EUROPORTFOLIO also provides its network with ePortfolio Implementation Guidelines for different stakeholders.  ePortfolio experts and practitioners who are networking within EUROPORTFOLIO do benefit from various opportunities. Nevertheless, the community is also facing challenges, especially...
Implementing Open Badges, emerging conclusions from the first Europortfolio Survey
The contextThe development of work on Open Badges, alongside e-portfolios, has been a strong feature if the Europortfolio Project, see the work on the Matrurity Matrix at for example.  But just how far on are with implementation?  The recent extension of a UK survey on Open Badge implementation gave us the opportunity to find out.Five-six colleagues from twenty-four countries represented within the Europortfolio community responded to this first survey, which gathered information on the implementation of Open Badges across Europe...
“Game Based Learning to support employability – Supporting Girls Career Choices in the field of ICT and Entrepreneurship” A Europortfolio webinar hosted by the Centre for Recording Achievement.
“Game Based Learning to support employability – Supporting Girls Career Choices in the field of ICT and Entrepreneurship” A Europortfolio webinar hosted by the Centre for Recording Achievement. Led by Bernhard Ertl Professor of technology-enhanced learning - Department for Interactive Media and Educational Technology, Danube University Krems, AustriaStudies have shown that female students show less active classroom participation in STEM (sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and ICT courses (e.g. Blickenstaff 2005). They also report a lower level of self-...
Thematic report: Higher Education
Thematic report on the use of ePortfolios in Higher Education was developed using the information available at the Europortfolio portal and a literature review on the topic. The main goal of this report is to provide an overview of current work on the use of ePortfolios in HE. In addition, it offers some insights into areas and topics that need further development.  
Thematic report: teachers' training
The report reviews the initiatives of e-portfolio used for supporting teachers’ professional development in various countries across Europe and beyond.It screens the practices reflected in the resources and presents the current status of developments.The report focuses on the presentation of resources targeted at the teachers published on Europortfolio Portal by its members in two sections: teaching practice and professional development.The appendixes provide the list of organisations and institutions dealing with e-portfolio at various levels and the briefing of the resources available...
Don’t forget the e of ePortfolios by Toni Soto
For some years now, the Colegio Apóstol Santiago of Vigo (Spain) has had a Mahara ePortfolio available to students and teachers of the secondary school. Our Mahara is linked to Moodle for single sign-on. I started to use Mahara to introduce my students (and myself) to the concept of ePortfolios. The goal was to create an ePortfolio for science to present at the end of the course. I already had an idea about what I wanted and expected from my students. But the first problem I had to face was not a pedagogical but an ICT issue. I soon realized that I had to teach my students to use Mahara....