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Pathways to Producing Digital Portfolios

Pathways to Producing Digital Portfolios
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Author(s): Eleanor J. Flanigan (Montclair State University, USA) and Susan Amirian (E. Stroudsburg University, USA)
Copyright: 2006
Pages: 2
Source title: Emerging Trends and Challenges in Information Technology Management
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-019-6.ch189
ISBN13: 9781616921286
EISBN13: 9781466665361


Within the past decade the concept of portfolio development in the arts has expanded into other academic and professional areas. The original design of a portfolio as carried over from artists or graphic design professionals was traditionally on paper or cardboard as well as exhibited through photographs or pieces of sculpture. A contemporary approach is to assemble these artifacts and preserve their images by digital technology. The use of portfolios as a method of preservation of special work and as a method of presentation of technical skill is helpful for many groups, including instructors, students, and those beyond the classroom environment. Portfolios serve as tracks or pathways showing initial work and then progressing along with the creator’s development of a tangible product showing advancement in the learning process. This ongoing process has taken hold in education with teachers aware that helping students to build the skills necessary to create digital portfolios should be the start of lifelong professional development tool (Barrett, 2005). Not only do students strengthen their self-reflection but they also learn or hone technical skills needed to create the portfolio

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