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E-portfolios are generally accepted to be selections of information purposefully presented to chosen audiences, but there are many e-portfolio and related tools that manage parts of the information, and several purposes for collecting, selecting, reflecting on and presenting that information, about yourself, what you have done, what you can do, what you have made, created or been responsible for.

The focus of this topic is therefore the activities, practices and tools through which that kind of information is created, used, reflected on, or presented.

We have led the creation of a community-developed specification, Leap2A, and anything about that specification, its development, extension or relationships are appropriate for this topic. JISC host a Briefing Paper on Leap2A.

Naturally, this topic relates closely to JISC's area of interest in "e-Portfolios". There has always been a strong portfolio thread in JISC's e-Learning programme, as there is now in the Lifelong learning part of the Institutional Innovation programme.


12 Mar 2014 Simon Grant
(A contribution to Open Education Week — see note at end.) What is the need? Imagine what could happen if we had a really good sets of usable open learning outcomes, across academic subjects, occupations and professions. It would be easy to express and then trace the relationships between any learning outcomes. To start with, […]
Portfolio Competences Open Educational Resources Semantic Technologies
27 Jan 2014 Simon Grant
I was recently reading a short piece from Peter Honey (of learning styles fame) in a CIPD blog post in which he writes, saving the most important item for last in his list: Learning to learn – the ultimate life-skill You can turn learning in on itself and use your learning skills to help you […]
Portfolio Lifelong Learning
30 Dec 2013 Simon Grant
When we talk about privacy, we are often talking about the right to privacy. That is something like the right to limit or constrain disclosure of information relating to oneself. I’ve often been puzzled by the concept of privacy, and I think that it helps to think first about self-disclosure. Self-disclosure is something that we […]
30 Apr 2013 Simon Grant
Today is the final day of the InLOC project — a European ICT Standardization Work Programme project I have been leading since November 2011. So a good day for an initial review and reflection. I blogged some previous thoughts on InLOC in November 2012 and February this year.
Metadata Portfolio Competences Standards
17 Apr 2013 Wilbert Kraan
Last weekend, a motley crew of designers, students, developers, business and government people came together in Edinburgh to prototype designs and apps to help learners manage their journeys. With help, I built a prototype that showed how curriculum and course offering data can be combined with e-portfolios to help learners find their way. The first […]
Portfolio Lifelong Learning Achievement information Architecture and Modelling Competences Semantic Technologies Learning Opportunities (XCRI) Resource Description and Discovery Resource Management

Portfolio Resources

Leap2A - Developing Portfolio Interoperability
Date: Oct 2012
Leap2a: Enabling portfolio portability
Date: Oct 2010
An overview of the Leap2A specification for portfolio portability and interoperability.
Portfolio resources
Date: Sep 2007

Portfolio Publications

Mobile Web Apps
Date: Mar 2011

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