This short presentation and discussion session is speculative and explores the likely benefits and requirements of an e-portfolio system that is intended to be completely under the control of the individuals using it and capable of operating without a constant internet connection or power supply. Drawing on recent experience and thinking in the areas of e-Portfolios, Personal Development Planning (PDP), Personal Learning Environments (PLEs) and current developments in e-learning in general, the paper discusses some of the educational, social and economic factors affecting such an approach. An initial description is undertaken of some possible user scenarios and benefits realization in both the developed and developing worlds. From this basis, an outline of system requirements and directions for future development and enquiry are proposed.
|Publication status||Published - 8 Feb 2011|