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To start this new project for me, I’m surfing to look for the answers of these basic questions first.

  • What are e-portfolios?
  • How do they differ from traditional portfolios?
  • What are the common types and uses of e-portfolios?
  • What software, platforms or management systems are commonly used?
  • What are some freedom, control, learning, and privacy issues connected to e-portfolios use?

E-portfolios are a popular method of documenting and presenting learning that has occurred in a module. They are promoted for this purpose as they provide a means to record both the process of learning—thoughts, learning, and reflections that occurred during a learning experience—as well as the product—the showcasing of that learning for review or assessment. Components of an e-portfolio may include digital media, comments and reflection, statement pages such as statement of philosophy & prior learning, etc. Often these components may be categorised by themes or modules on a particular programme of study. The portfolio as a whole can lead to a large back of digital objects, which during or after the period of study, will need to be presented in some coherent way. This Resource Pack aims to provide suggestions and mechanisms to assist in compiling and presenting these digital objects in an easy and scalable manner using WordPress.

                                                                      — by Michael K Seery

Since we are going to use WordPress as the platforms of this e-Portfolio, I found this useful YouTube video to show how to customize the page. Well, the appearance of the webpage is always my big concern. Although I haven’t touched the questions yet, I suppose it’s a good start.

Basic Outline of WordPress SLCC ePortfolio