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1 Portfolios here, portfolios there, portfolios everywhere! Minnesota’s Statewide Electronic Portfolio Infrastructure WCET – November, 2002

2 Imagine you’re a learner again……. Starting an electronic portfolio while you where in middle school. Starting an electronic portfolio while you where in middle school. Using your portfolio throughout high school and helping you showcase your skills as part of the college application process. Using your portfolio throughout high school and helping you showcase your skills as part of the college application process. Continuing to populate the same portfolio as part of your college experience. Continuing to populate the same portfolio as part of your college experience.

3 Imagine your starting your career… You modify your student portfolio to showcase your skills and abilities to future employers. You modify your student portfolio to showcase your skills and abilities to future employers. You use your portfolio during the interview process as a way to document your accomplishments. You use your portfolio during the interview process as a way to document your accomplishments. The job is yours. The job is yours.

4 Imagine your part of the labor force… Your portfolio now serves as a repository of projects you’ve worked on and additional training opportunities you’ve taken advantage of to enhance your skills. Your portfolio now serves as a repository of projects you’ve worked on and additional training opportunities you’ve taken advantage of to enhance your skills. Your portfolio is there to help document why you deserve that promotion or helps you with job transition. Your portfolio is there to help document why you deserve that promotion or helps you with job transition.

5 Imagine… That the electronic portfolio you have been using since middle school has allowed you to store text, images, documents, images, audio and video files. That the electronic portfolio you have been using since middle school has allowed you to store text, images, documents, images, audio and video files. That this same portfolio permits you to collect information and feedback through forms and surveys. That this same portfolio permits you to collect information and feedback through forms and surveys. That the information in your portfolio is controlled by you and can be viewed by anyone or no one or just a limited few. That the information in your portfolio is controlled by you and can be viewed by anyone or no one or just a limited few. And best of all ….. it’s free! And best of all ….. it’s free!

6 Welcome to Minnesota’s Statewide Electronic Portfolio Infrastructure!

7 A short history Project was funded by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, in part with a grant received through the federal Dept. of Education. Project was funded by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, in part with a grant received through the federal Dept. of Education. Work efforts initiated in the Summer of Work efforts initiated in the Summer of Three work groups plus a design team were established to develop the specifications - student, worker, and educator. Three work groups plus a design team were established to develop the specifications - student, worker, and educator. An RFP was issued to procure software development products/services. Contract with Avenet executed in Fall 2001 to license their content management engine. An RFP was issued to procure software development products/services. Contract with Avenet executed in Fall 2001 to license their content management engine. Sign-up site launched August 1, 2002 along with the help desk (service provided at no cost by the Dept. of Economic Security). Sign-up site launched August 1, 2002 along with the help desk (service provided at no cost by the Dept. of Economic Security).

8 Assumptions Technology literacy – “word processing” Technology literacy – “word processing” Customizable – one size does NOT fit all Customizable – one size does NOT fit all Diverse types of information and files Diverse types of information and files Security – three levels and the need to address under 18 issue Security – three levels and the need to address under 18 issue Web-based - “nothing but net” Web-based - “nothing but net” State-level administrative tools State-level administrative tools

9 Architecture snapshot Browser-baser user interface/site management tools Content: text, HTML, images, audio, and video Interactive tools: forms, surveys, and events Display engine Public views Restricted views User – portfolio owner

10 What the future holds Minnesota project - Minnesota project - Leveraging opportunities and relationships Leveraging opportunities and relationships National pilot project National pilot project Pilot opportunities available through 6/30/03 Pilot opportunities available through 6/30/03 Funding/grant opportunities Funding/grant opportunities MnSCU/Avenet - public-private agreement MnSCU/Avenet - public-private agreement National recognition National recognition

11 Show and tell Sign-up site Sign-up site Sample sites Sample sites Help site Help site Administering your site Administering your site

12 Thanks!!! Paul Wasko


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