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I would recommend a wiki as the eportfolio shell. Free or low cost, minimal learning curve, and accepts multiple file formats. Maybe one of the eportfolio goals is to have students be skilled in DreamWeaver so they have some marketable skills. Susie Bussmann, RETA Co-Director Las Cruces, NM firstname.lastname@example.org > From: Roger Sevilla <RSevilla@icsd.k12.ny.us> > > I know this is a big question, but what tools are folks using to have students > build eportfolios? Our Lehman Alternative School in Ithaca, NY is part of the > Coalition for Essential Schools and uses a graduation by exhibition model. > They have always had student build course and a broader graduation ³portfolio² > but are now wanting to go digital. > > Their current thinking is to offer a course where the students can > technological literacy with a publishing tool and then use and refine those > skills over time as they build their portfolio. > > They have worked a bit with folks in the field that have done this as a focus > and piloted a tool, but have chosen to keep exploring other tools. Currently > they are proposing Dreamweaver but are asking me what else they should be > considering. > > If you have strong opinions of what to use (or not use) would you share them > with me. Also, if you have urls of publicly accessible portfolios, can you > provide them as well? Does anyone have firsthand experience with any open > source solutions? I¹m sure they would prefer a tool that allows > personalization (not cookie cutter) but one that does not have too steep of a > learning tool... Oh, and is inexpensive! Lol > > tia > > -Roger > > ------------------------------------------------------------------- > Roger Sevilla > Technology Integration Staff Developer > Ithaca City School District > 1401 N. Cayuga St. > Ithaca, NY 14850 > (607) 274-6805 > email@example.com > > Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why -Bernard > Baruch --- Edtech Archives, posting guidelines and other information are at: http://www.h-net.msu.edu/~edweb Please include your name, email address, and school or professional affiliation in each posting. To unsubscribe send the following command to: LISTSERV@H-NET.MSU.EDU SIGNOFF EDTECH