How does it work?
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Uploading Existing Files
The first way learners can capture evidence is by uploading an existing file and attaching a relevant description. This is the quickest method as it allows learners to use existing work in its original format.
The second method involves creating webpages using the WYSIWYG editor . The webpages are designed to showcase evidence and may contain photos, images, tables and hyperlinks to uploaded files. They can be completely free-form or based on specific templates set by the school or supplied by third-parties.
The evidence - whether it's in the form of a webpage or an uploaded file is then published in the relevant categories of the eportfolio.
Once evidence is published in the ePortfolio learners can add their own comments .
Learners can also invite feedback from others.
This process of self, peer and teacher review validates the evidence and re-enforces the learning.
Teachers and managers can login and view individual learner portfolios or use the reporting tools to compare progress amongst learners.
Live tracking also allows teachers to view evidence as it's created in realtime.
The finished ePortfolios are valuable assets to both the school and the students who create them. They can be used by the school as a means to assess learning, provide valuable evidence to Ofsted and demonstrate best practice to the outside world.
Learners can export their ePortfolios (to a website or CD-ROM) and use them to support further education or as an addition to their CV as they seek employment.