[Technology 1343] Re: Online Portfolios

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Marian Thacher mthacher at otan.us
Mon Oct 8 11:48:58 EDT 2007

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?


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/


>(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: [



> ]


>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]



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