The "5-by-5" Model of Electronic Portfolio Development
Overview of Technology Options

©2000, Helen C. Barrett, Ph.D.
Stages of Electronic Portfolio Development-->
Levels of Portfolio Development 
(based on level of difficulty)
1
Defining the Portfolio Context & Goals 

Identify: the portfolio's purpose and audience; the standards (goals) or organizing framework; the resources available (hardware, software, level of technology skills). Select the appropriate level/technology to begin.

2
The Working Portfolio

Identify, collect and store portfolio artifacts based on purpose/audience/goals. Interject personality into the portfolio design by using appropriate multimedia to add style and individuality to the portfolio.

3
The Reflective Portfolio

Select the artifacts that represent achievement of standards/goals. Reflect on why artifacts were selected, indicating meaning and value to the portfolio. Project learning goals for the future (direction).

4
The Connected Portfolio

Organize the digital artifacts. Create hypermedia links between goals, artifacts, reflections.
Identify patterns through the "linking" process.

5
The Presentation Portfolio

Record the portfolio to an appropriate presentation and storage medium. Share the portfolio with an appropriate audience.

1 - Text only.
All documents are in digital file formats, using word processing or other commonly-used software, and stored in electronic folders on a hard drive, floppy diskette or LAN server.
Development Software:
Any Word Processor
Development Software:
Any Word Processor
Development Software:
Any Word Processor
Development Software:
Microsoft Word 
AppleWorks

Storage/Publishing Tools:
Zip Disk or Floppy Diskette or Hard Drive or Server
2a - with Graphics.
Portfolio data is entered into a structured format, such as a database or HyperStudio template or slide show (PowerPoint or AppleWorks) and stored on a hard drive, Zip, floppy diskette or LAN server. Video may be collected in analog form on video tape. Presentation portfolio may also be recorded on video tape.
Development Software:
Database 
PowerPoint or slide show 
Hypermedia software

Inspiration (mind mapping software) 

Development Software:
Graphics capture and editing software 
Database 
PowerPoint or slide show 
Hypermedia software 
Digital still camera 
Video camera (analog)
Development Software:
Database 
PowerPoint or slide show 
Hypermedia software
Development Software: Hypermedia software Storage/Publishing Tools:
Videotape (digital-to-analog conversion)
2b - with Audio and Video
Portfolio incorporates digitized audio and video artifacts linked to the portfolio, and stored on CD-ROM or server. 
  Development Software:
Audio capturing software 
Digital video camera OR 
Video capturing software (analog-to-digital conversion)
Development Software:
Audio editing software 
Video editing software 
  Storage/Publishing Tools:
CD-ROM
3 - with Navigational links
Documents are translated into Portable Document Format with "hyper-links" between standards, artifacts, and reflections using Adobe Acrobat Exchange and stored on a hard drive, Zip, Jaz, CD-R/W, or LAN server.
    Conversion Software:
Adobe PDFWriter or PrintToPDF (Mac only)
Acrobat Distiller
  Development/Editing Software:
Adobe Acrobat Exchange
Storage/Publishing Tools:
CD-ROM
4 - with WWW links
Documents are translated into HTML, complete with "hyper-links" between standards, artifacts, and reflections, using a web authoring program (i.e., Netscape Composer, Adobe PageMill or CyberStudio, Macromedia Dreamweaver) and posted to a WWW server.
  
Development & Publishing Software:
HTML authoring software

Development & Publishing Software:
HTML authoring software

Development & Publishing Software:
HTML authoring software 
PowerPoint*

Storage/Publishing Tools:
WWW Server
5 - with Interactive Multimedia
Portfolio is organized with a multimedia authoring program, incorporating digital sound and video, is converted to digital format and pressed to CD-R/W or posted to WWW in streaming format.
  
Development & Publishing Software:
Macromedia Director 

Development & Publishing Software:
Macromedia Director

Development & Publishing Software:
Macromedia Director

 


Storage/Publishing Tools:
Streaming Server