In a recent blog post on School ePortfolios Ewan McIntosh described his view of these as no longer devices for showcasing our BEST work but for sharing the learning process for both students and staff. He says that ePortfolios should be “for showing the workings that led to a final product…, convenient tools for capturing anything that might, one day, relate to some learning.
ePortfolios for teachers should resemble those useful moments of sharing in the staffroom.
For students, ePortfolios should be the messy learning log or journal de bord that, frankly, not enough of them keep on paper anyway;
for the whole, open web: otherwise we set ourselves up for nearly only introspective learning with people who share our viewpoints, cultural biases and outlook on learning and life.”
The full bog post is well worth a read and can be found HERE