10 March 2010

Batson on hedgehogs: A good read on ePortfolio

In an article that mixes philosophy and pragmatics, Trent Batson likens higher ed to a hedgehog. He explores the "enlightened use of portfolio" with a nice bit of history about how ePortfolio mnarkets developed.

Dr. Batson's focus on portfolio isn't new to readers of Campus Technology. But this article offers some new views. One of them is the opinion that portfolio systems (specifically, the marketing of them) shifted away from student learning to serve institutional purposes (assessment and accountability). I don't quarrel with Dr. Batson's observation but I'm one of those who continue to see ePortfolio as one of the only strategies that really can serve students and their evaluators at the same time.

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