The Desire2Learn ePortfolio Whitepaper series focuses on what an ePortfolio is, its benefits and uses as well as implementation best practices
Desire2Learn Incorporated (Desire2Learn) a leading provider of mission-critical enterprise eLearning solutions, today announced the availability of its ePortfolio Whitepaper series.
ePortfolios have generated much interest and discussion regarding their potential impact on education. They are becoming central teaching and learning channels that promote lifelong learning and educational advancement as a whole. Seamlessly pairing social networking and informal learning with traditional classroom education, ePortfolios accelerate eLearning into the future.
The Desire2Learn ePortfolio Whitepaper series includes:
- ePortfolios – The Cornerstone of Personal Learning
A general overview of ePortfolios, their diverse uses and impact on education. It is the perfect whitepaper for acquiring a basic understanding of what ePortfolios are, why they are so popular along with a broad overview of their benefits to and uses by students, faculty and the institution as a whole.
- ePortfolio Implementation Considerations and Best Practices
Advocates of ePortfolios claim that they are the biggest software evolution in education since the creation of learning management systems but, as with any software, there are technical and pedagogical aspects that need to be considered for a successful ePortfolio implementation. This paper provides a large inventory of these aspects along with an extensive list of implementation best practices. Awareness of both the aspects to consider and proven best practices provides for better planning and communication as students, faculty and the institution adopt an ePortfolio.
As seen through this series, today’s learner demands a personalized learning experience that extends beyond the boundaries of the one-dimensional classroom to include social networks of peers, evaluators and even external experts.
The Desire2Learn ePortfolio Whitepaper series provides invaluable information to the end user, to faculty as well as administrators as they make crucial decisions about current systems and processes.
The whitepapers can be obtained, free of charge, from the Desire2Learn website www.Desire2Learn.com/media.
“Fully equipped to meet the needs of any user or organization, ePortfolio is a crucial new application for an individual to capture, organize, reflect and share their learning journey,” says John Baker, President & CEO, Desire2Learn. “We want to help shed light on this exciting new user-centric platform and the benefits for personalizing learning and providing new avenues for sharing knowledge to a wide variety of audiences. In our travels, roundtables and conversations with leading organizations around the world, we have learned of hundreds of uses for ePortfolio technology and hope this initial set of whitepapers will spark several ideas for our clients and the broader community.”
For more information about Desire2Learn ePortfolio, upcoming webinars and new version launches, visit www.Desire2Learn.com/eportfolio.
About Desire2Learn Incorporated
Desire2Learn Incorporated is a world-leading provider of enterprise eLearning solutions that enable institutions and other organizations to create teaching and learning environments that reflect their vision, values, goals, pedagogical approaches and branding. Desire2Learn and its subsidiaries support more than five million learners worldwide and clients include higher education, K-12, as well as associations, government and other leading organizations. For more information, visit: www.Desire2Learn.com, call 1.888.772.0325 or 1.519.772.0325.
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