[Technology 1344] Re: Online Portfolios

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Doris Harris anniedharris at gmail.com
Tue Oct 9 10:01:56 EDT 2007


This does look interesting. Our program is required to use Live Text for our
portfolios. I haven't purchased it yet. It's even more expensive ($75
through the school) but here's the link in case anyone is interested
in using it.

www.livetext.com

Doris Harris
Georgia State University


On 10/8/07, Marian Thacher <mthacher at otan.us> wrote:

>

> Thanks for sharing this tool, Holly. I haven't seen Taskstream before, and

> it looks pretty interesting. The idea of having an online portfolio that is

> always available is very appealing, especially for those of us who are

> freeway flyers and change jobs from time to time. $49/yr isn't an outrageous

> cost, but of course it would be nice to find something free. The OSP site

> looks very interesting too. From reviewing their white paper, clearly a lot

> of thought has gone into what functionality you would want to have for an

> online portfolio, how people might be grouped, etc.

>

> So it comes down to commercial vs. open source. You would want to choose

> the one that will be around and stable the longest. Is it a guessing game?

> Does anyone have a strong opinion? On OSP you can sign up for 6 years, but

> that doesn't mean it will still be there in 6 years.

>

> Is anyone else using one of these, or another?

>

> Marian

>

> *The Technology and Literacy Discussion List <technology at nifl.gov> on

> Saturday, October 06, 2007 at 10:42 AM -0800 wrote:

> *Hello all,

> David (Rosen) suggested adding the sixth element of online portfolios.

>

>

> As part of the online graduate work I'm presently working through with the

> University of Phoenix Online (Masters in Adult Ed and Training), we are

> required to build such a portfolio using Taskstream. Taskstream is new to

> me -- http://www.taskstream.com/pub/ <http://www.taskstream.com/pub/>

> (and you might want to check the "about us" tab), perhaps it is already

> familiar to many of you?

>

> I'm enjoying my beginning efforts at creating my online portfolios [my

> very very beginning attempt at first one is here:

> http://www.taskstream.com/main/?/dilatush/WelcometoHollyDilatushsPORTFOLIO.html <http://www.taskstream.com/main/?/dilatush/WelcometoHollyDilatushsPORTFOLIO.html> ]

>

>

> I like the ability to create different ones, to have them "open to the

> world" or limited to those with the 'key' password. You can then market

> yourself appropriately for different specific niches.

>

>

> I have not made the time to research but wonder if there are any open

> source online portfolio systems/models out there? On a quick Google search

> I found this, but did not explore: http://www.osportfolio.org/.

>

> Certainly many people create their own webpages – but for those less savvy

> or time-limited (speaking of course, of myself!), and for the added

> 'panache' and guidance/structure, access to such a resource as TaskStream is

> much appreciated! As part of our coursework, we're encouraged to include

> papers, PowerPoints, etc. Your CV gone live! I'm excited about expanding

> and embellishing mine with info from various PD opportunities, conferences,

> presentations, books & articles which have influenced me, etc. It should

> prove to be an interesting reflective project. And, think of the future

> paper shuffling it should save!

>

>

> I can see great benefit in enabling such an opportunity AS PART OF routine

> PD for anyone, perhaps especially so for educators – and if it were more

> routine – think how useful it might be in screening applicants for new

> positions – [TaskStream has a user search feature, message board, more – I'm

> still learning my way through it].

>

> Many job search sites ask you to upload information – but it's often

> reformatted, less attractively, and it's a major nuisance to copy and paste.

> How nice to have such an online portfolio to share – to refer people to.

>

> Unfortunately, the cost is a tad prohibitive for many individuals.

> [Taskstream does have a two week free trial option]

>

> --

> Holly (Dilatush)

>

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