Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

"I finally finished my research study," writes Lee D. Ballantyne. "This is a summary of the outcomes: a framework for e-portfolio implementation. Full pdf paper here. The result is a good 52-page study of the subject. "Fundamental to these ideas of digital identity and a personal learning environment is the ability to create a personalised space. The benefits of personalisation are twofold. Firstly, a guiding principle behind reflective e-portfolio development – learner control – should apply to the tools learners use as well as to the content. The ability to customise the e-portfolio (process), to integrate the learner' own choice of tools (tools or systems), and, ultimately, create a digital identity (product) is incredibly important to learners. Secondly, personalisation allows learners to take responsibility for their own learning: developing metacognitive skills and promoting autonomy."

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