Introduction to Electronic Portfolios in K-12 Education

facilitated by Dr. Helen Barrett

(Register Below)
Next cohort begins: July 2013

Once a paid member of a REAL ePortfolio Academy course, participants may continue participating in discussions with subsequent cohorts.

Credit Course requirements:

  • Participation in online discussions (2 per lesson)
  • Reflective Journal for each lesson (3-5 paragraphs)
  • Develop E-Portfolio Implementation Plan (one plan per school, submitted as a team) OR develop individual professional portfolio
  • Grading Method: Pass/No Credit with letter grade option
  • Credit not required for participation in facilitated course

3 quarter credits - six lessons (60 hours estimate for credit requirements) starting July 2013. One year to complete credit requirements.


eportfolioThis class will provide an overview of student-centered electronic learning portfolios that also support classroom-based formative Assessment FOR Learning. Emphasis will be on how teachers can support students of all ages to use desktop, laptop, or mobile devices, focusing on (mostly free) Web 2.0 tools, to: Capture & Store Digital Evidence; Reflect on Learning; Give & Receive Feedback; Plan & Set Goals; Collaborate; Showcase Selected Work; and Evaluate Online Portfolios. (This is a generic course, with no specific tools or grade levels, although part of the process is to provide an overview of the different purposes and tools available, with an emphasis on collection, reflection, and direction/goal-setting). A major product of this course is a team developed plan for implementing electronic portfolios in K-12 education.

    1. Introduction to Electronic Portfolios with K-12 Students (Generic Tools) -- Participants will focus on the process and explore a variety of tools available to implement ePortfolios in K-12 schools
    2. Implement Electronic Portfolios with K-12 Students using Google Apps -- Participants focus on using Google Docs, Sites, Blogger, YouTube, Picasa, Digication, Teacher Dashboard.
    3. Implement Electronic Portfolios with K-12 Students using Mobile Devices -- Participants focus on using Mobile devices to support student reflection and learning portfolio development.
    4. Implement Electronic Portfolios with K-12 Students using Mahara -- Participants focus on using the open source Mahara software for implementing ePortfolios.
    5. Create Your Professional Portfolio using Web 2.0 tools -- Participants create a Professional Portfolio with choice of tools:
      Google Sites, WordPress Pages, WikiSpaces, Blogger Pages, Mahara (hosted at or

* Purchase orders accepted from educational institutions. Complete the Registration Form (linked above), and attach PDF version in email to Dr. Barrett, or send email to Dr. Barrett for surface mail address.

Once a paid member of a facilitated course, participants are included in the course Google Group and may choose to continue learning with subsequent cohorts.

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Register for facilitated course beginning in September 2012.

First Person in a school - US$100.00

Additional Person from same school* - US$75.00
(submitted with same registration - add each person individually)

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*Groups of four or more from the same school will also qualify for a one-hour private web-based teleconference with Dr. Barrett.

Refund Policy: The content of the course is fully disclosed online, along with the various strategies for online course interaction. There will be no refund for either Facilitated Course Registration or SPU College Credit.

Register for College Credit through Seattle Pacific University

(Not required for participation in facilitated course)
Registration details will be provided with confirmation of the PayPal registration.

© Helen C. Barrett, Ph.D. - updated April 22, 2013