Interactive Electronic Portfoilios November 5 - 10, 2006

Learn about the use of Interactive Electronic Portfolios to support authentic, classroom-based assessment. Dr. Helen Barrett will discuss the variety of purposes for portfolios and the many tools that can be used to construct these digital documents of development, with a special focus on Web 2.0 tools. Dr. Barrett's online publications will be available to provide a foundation and dialogue about ePortfolio implementation issues with students age 10 and up.

Authentic Assessment with Electronic Portfolios using Common Software and Web 2.0 Tools

Purposes of Digital Stories in ePortfolios:

Dr. Helen Barrett recently retired from the faculty of the College of Education at the University of Alaska Anchorage and is living in the Seattle area. She has been researching strategies and technologies for electronic portfolios since 1991, publishing a website (, an Apple Learning Interchange exhibit (, chapters in several books on Electronic Portfolios, and numerous articles. She was on loan to the International Society for Technology in Education between 2001 and early 2005, providing training and technical assistance on electronic portfolios for teacher education programs throughout the U.S.under a federal PT3 grant. In 2005, Dr. Barrett became the Research Project Director for The REFLECT Initiative, an international research project, underwritten by TaskStream, to assess the impact of electronic portfolios on student learning, motivation and engagement in secondary schools. She is currently working on several book projects on electronic portfolios. She is also an Apple Distinguished Educator and a George Lucas Educational Foundation Faculty Associate.

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Updated November 2, 2006