The worldwide emergence of the ePortfolio is transforming our current views on learning technologies. For the first time in the relatively short history of learning technologies we are seeing the rise of a new generation of tools dedicated to valuing and celebrating the achievements of the individual, from nursery school to lifelong and life wide learning, a technology providing a key link for individual, organisational as well as community learning (e.g. communities of practice, learning regions and cities). While some countries and regions are already providing the infrastructure required to offer ePortfolio access to all citizens, other regions and countries are considering it, and others have yet to discover its possibilities.
ePortfolio efforts need coordination
While several actors and institutions have been developing digital portfolios over the past decade, this effort has been mostly uncoordinated with the notable exception of two academic consortia in the United States. We think that it is critical for the future of a knowledge Europe to engage upon an orchestrated effort involving both educational and corporate institutions to define, design, and develop digital portfolio systems that meet the needs of all stakeholders. This is the mission of Europortfolio.
Suscribe to the ePortfolio and Europass readiness study
Sign the Memorandum of Understanting to support the objective "ePortfolio for all"
An ePortfolio is a personal digital collection of information describing and illustrating a person's learning, career, experience and achievements. ePortfolios are privately owned and the owner has complete control over who has access to what and when.
ePortfolios contents and services can be shared with others in order to support Prior Learning Accreditation and Recognition (PLAR), complete or replace exams, reflect on one's learning or career, support continuing professional development, plan learning or search a job.
|In order to provide the means for the ePortfolio to achieve its highest potential, Europortfolio contributes to the definition and implementation of eStrategies promoting innovative practice and technology, and encourages the adoption of technical standards that will enable interoperability, between a range of ePortfolio systems and with other information systems. Interoperability will be the key to maximising the number and quality of services offered to ePortfolio owners.
The mission of Europortfolio is to:
If your organisation has already developed digital portfolio tools and systems, or if you are interested in implementing a digital portfolio system in your community or organisation, we invite you to join EIfEL which is leading Europortfolio, the European Consortium for the Digital Portfolio.
For more information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Europortfolio is also leading the "ePortfolio for all" campaign for wich you are invited to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).