Here is one for New Zealand teachers, a FREE eportfolio tool - My Portfolio - FREE for NZ schools over 2009. Before jumping in "boots and all" it would be worth finding out what it would cost to use My Portfolio in 2010 and beyond. I have not found that bit out yet... need to find the small print.
I did read each student gets 1GB of space to upload their work!
My Portfolio is a nationwide ePortfolio service managed and supported by Flexible Learning Network.
My Portfolio uses the open source software Mahara. Mahara was established in mid 2006, the Mahara project started as collaborative venture funded by New Zealand's Tertiary Education Commission's e-learning Collaborative Development Fund (eCDF)
In the past few weeks I have come across a few schools who utilise Moodle around the world and are now incorporating Mahara as their eportfolio system. Mary Cooch of Our Lady's Catholic High School, Preston has been passing on a number of good links to her work with Mahara. The two (Moodle & Mahara) work nicely together although I am in no position to elaborate as I am yet to use it myself. I have registered with the Myportfolio programme and I am looking forward to seeing how I can develop it in my classroom before I try to sell it to others.
Here is a good video to watch, Moodleman is also well underway in hosting a Mahara eportfolio system along side his Moodle site and this video is a brilliant introduction:
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