The importance of choice: Reflections on ePortfolios

Although this video shows students and teachers in a tertiary environment, much of what they say is applicable to any learner, in pretty much any circumstance.

The footage (taken on a mobile device) features students and teachers who were part of the Design programme at Unitec NZ, reflecting on their experiences with ePortfolios, blogging, and mobile learning. There are some interesting comments made about choice, multiliteracies, reflection, and involving potential employers.
The footage was taken by Thom Chochrane (with thanks) 🙂

About ictenhancedlearningandteaching

I am a director and consultant at Ethos Consultancy NZ ( I have a keen interest in all aspects of ICT Enhanced Learning and Teaching (ICTELT) where the focus lies on ways of scaffolding and empowering learners. In particular, I am interested in the way that creative, blended approached to Academic Professional Development can create trust, rapport and encourage reflective practice. As such, ICTELT is approached from facilitation, design, evaluation and assessment as opposed to the tools and what they can offer. I am a strong advocate of the potential of Web 2.0 to empower learners from all walks of life and cultures, especially after my experiences working for 6 years in the Middle East. In particular, I am interested how ePortfolios can be used in the VET sector (especially where Literacy and Language challenges are faced), in Recognition of Prior Learning, and in authentic, applied assessment. I have been involved with designing and developing ICTELT approaches and programmes for ten years. Following research informed approaches and design, I apply a qualitative, iterative process to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions, programmes and tools, encouraging learners' voices and input from all stakeholders.
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1 Response to The importance of choice: Reflections on ePortfolios

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