e-Portfolio Standardization for Sustainable Learning Communities

Jin Gon Shon (Korea National Open University, )

Asian Association of Open Universities Journal

ISSN: 2414-6994

Article publication date: 1 September 2011

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Abstract

A portfolio is used to plan, organize and document learning, and it accumulates results of learning. However, there are some problems in managing a portfolio. For example, it is very difficult to keep the portfolio in the original form physically, and it requires a lot of time and effort to keep it updated. These problems can be solved by an electronic portfolio (e-portfolio), a collection of electronic evidence assembled and managed by a user, usually on the Web. It can efficiently support a learner to manage his or her learning history and keep on learning more to move on to the next level in life so that the learning community becomes more sustainable. This paper explains why e-portfolios are needed to nurture sustainable learning communities. An overview of e-portfolios has been introduced with definitions, advantages, and types of e-portfolios. Furthermore, global trends of e-portfolio applications and Korean activities in e-portfolio applications have been described. Finally, global e-portfolio standardization activities are explained, followed by Korean e-portfolio standardization activities.

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Shon, J.G. (2011), "e-Portfolio Standardization for Sustainable Learning Communities", Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, Vol. 6 No. 1, pp. 32-42. https://doi.org/10.1108/AAOUJ-06-01-2011-B004

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