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My Digital Footprint

John Seely Brown

The web has just begun to have an impact on our lives. As fascinated as we are with it today, we’re still seeing it in its early forms… My belief is that not only will the web be as fundamental to society as electrification but that it will be subject to many of the same diffusion and absorption dynamics as that earlier medium.

Building a Professional Portfolio

Your digital footprint provides a public glimpse into you as a person.  Your digital professional portfolio will be a record of your professional life that may be public or private.  It will be the body of evidence that supports your position as a professional and will be used for job applications or staff appraisals.


ePortfolios with GoogleApps 
This Google Site has been set up by Dr. Helen Barrett to focus on the use of Google Apps to create ePortfolios. On this site, there are instructions on how to use the different elements of Google Apps to maintain e-portfolios.

Web 2.0 tools for Lifelong and Life Wide Learning
By Dr Helen Barrett, this is an online course for individuals interested in a self-paced experience to learn how to use Web 2.0 tools and to build their own lonline portfolios.

Dr Helen Barrett's digital portfolios
From University of Alaska (retired), Helen Barrett is an expert on the implementation of electronic portfolios. This site includes a number of her articles. She has become an acclaimed expert on the development of teacher portfolios both for pre-service and in-service teachers.

Electronic Portfolios: Students, Teachers, and Life Long Learners
A creative means of organizing, summarizing, and sharing artifacts, information, and ideas about teaching and/or learning, along with personal and professional growth.

Teaching Portfolio Template 
Set up on Google Sites, this template provides headings profile, summary, showcase, qualifications and feedback. Would also be suitable for teacher-librarian. Developed by the City University of Hong Kong.

Learning about Electronic Portfolios
The project MOSEP (More Self-esteem with my ePortfolio) was 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.

Blogs as E-Portfolios (Students)
This presentation by Jeff Utecht has thorough instructions for the use of blogs as e-portfolios.  It relates to student portfolios and starts at 'what is a blog' through to a sample blogging platform and examples.