Futurelab is one sight that I often visit even though their RSS feed from their Projects page zips into my Google Reader automatically.
I recently revisited a project named My-E, which initially caught my interest after reading the project pdf:
The central aim of this project is to pilot an idea which aims to strengthen the â€˜personal learning networksâ€™ of young people – creating and strengthening the links between parents, teachers and others significant to the childâ€™s learning – and to encourage dialogue within this network that will form the basis of more personalised learning pathways.
While the My-E project is directed at 5 & 6 year old students, it has a number of commonalities with the underlying themes and aims of this ePortfolio project. In fact the whole ePortfolio project was initially based around the idea of creating a community of learners, fostering a greater shared understanding for learners, their parents and staff of formative practice.
Our ePortfolios can facilitate, as described in the My-E pdf:
how digital technologies can be used to document, enable and enhance meaningful two-way home-school dialogue
and additionally dialogue between students.
I looked forward to reading the results of the project which begins classroom trials in August of 2008.
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