Learning About Electronic Portfolios

MOSEP (More Self-esteem with my ePortfolio) is an innovative project that started in August 2006 for a 2 year period and is being funded under the European Commission's Leonardo da Vinci Programme.

The following products and services will be freely available for use by schools and teacher training organisations:

  • A study outlining the specific qualifications and skills required by teachers/tutors working with adolescents
  • A MOSEP train-the-trainer course for teachers/tutors and counsellors
  • A teacher-training package providing guidelines, assignments that teachers can use with the adolescents
  • An online forum for the teachers/tutors on how to use this material and also how to select, install and implement an open-source e-portfolio tool for use with their student

The project is managed by the Salzburg Research Forschungsgesellschaft , if you have any questions or contributions, please contact the project co-ordinator Wolf Hilzensauer. The project has installed the Mahara open source software on their server, and provides video tutorials on the use of that tool.

Dr. Helen Barrett has developed online resources on using Web 2.0 tools to create electronic portfolios. The pages below provide links to examples and Web 2.0 tools that support

The MOSEP Modules

The tutorials take the form of Open Learning materials and activities that can support face to face, blended learning or on-line delivery. Although the tutorials concentrate on the learning and development processes and not on specific tools, some of the activities will require participants to have access to ePortfolio tools. Links to a set of open source ePortfolio tools (Mahara) that you can use will be included.

Focus of Tutorials: Teachers of students ages 14-16

Web 2.0 Tools for Lifelong & Life Wide Learning

This self-paced online course (currently under development) provides an introduction to a variety Web 2.0 tools that can support a "mash-up" approach to electronic portfolio development. This course also provides "portfolio pointers" to support the development of a personal or professional portfolio over ten modules.

Focus of Tutorials: Adult Learners

©2008, Helen C. Barrett, Ph.D.