All about me
About Myself
Name: Helen Barrett
Gender: Female
Hometown: Kent, WA
Education: Ph.D.
School: Fielding
Major: Human Development
Occupation: Researcher
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eportfolios (skype)
Books: The World is Flat, A Whole New Mind
Quote: Without memory there is no future. Without a future, there is no hope.
Travel Desinations: Greece, Italy, France, Australia, New Zealand, England, Austria
Dr. Helen Barrett
I  recently retired from the faculty of the College of Education at the University of Alaska Anchorage and now live in the Seattle area. I have 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.
I 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, I 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. I am currently working on several book projects on electronic portfolios. I am also an Apple Distinguished Educator and a George Lucas Educational Foundation Faculty Associate.
My Vita can be viewed on my website at
Updated 6/26/06