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March 06, 2009

I think so. My consultancy company has been developing interactive professional development frameworks for different UK universities. These combine the ability to input data against criteria with a constant micro and macro view. We believe that inputting against the framework is much more focused. This is a new innvovation we've just been delivering to a few of our recent clients. We did a text-based format for HEA Health Sciences and Practice and we've just done a graphics-based format for a university consortium in the UK.  

At the moment reflection and frameworks exist apart from each other. Our innovation combines them to give more focus. I'd be interested to hear if this idea might be a death knell for e-portfolios? At ElearningConsultancy.com we think it is. 


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Comments

  1. Hi

    I suppose it depends on what you mean by eportfolios. Is your system a challenge to tools like PebblePad?

    George 

    George RobertsGeorge Roberts on Friday, 06 March 2009, 14:08 GMT # |

  2. Hi George,

    I guess not so much a 'challenge' but a different conception of support for reflection. By this I mean we've developed these applications that present the development framework as the front-end. Rather than separate the framework from the place of input, the user collapses the framework when and where they wish to input data.

    The benefit is that you don't really have to read about something in a document and then go off and post to a blog or space. The 2 elements are the same in the application. Moreover the framework is foregrounded throughout.

    I'm not *really* saying that eportfolios are dead but our clients have really liked the way we've re-conceptualised the idea of frameworks and portfolios.

    Nick

    ElearningConsultancy.com

    nick@elearningconsultancy.com 

    Nicholas BowskillNicholas Bowskill on Friday, 06 March 2009, 14:46 GMT # |

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