If what we want is to deepen learning and to facilitate transfer of knowledge, for the first time, e-portfolios provide a strategy that allows students to archive their work over time. The critical part is that they also use those artifacts for intentional and promoted reflection that supports connecting the learning across courses and disciplines and to their own lives and passions. In this way, e-portfolios become a scaffold of learning experiences from the curriculum and the cocurriculum that students use to demonstrate and articulate the increasing sophistication and complexity of their understanding and thinking throughout their educational career and beyond.
Judith Patton, associate dean,
School of Fine and Performing Arts, Portland State University
"The different sections of my e-portfolio made me realize the important things about how I see myself starting at LaGuardia, how I see myself now and in my future."
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KEY POINT: Office 365 users can use WIX to make free websites
Here's a way to make free websites in Office 365 using wix
Office 365 users can now create code-free websites without ever having to leave the confines of the program thanks to a partnership with Wix.com.
Office 365 subscribers will be able to select Wix.com to create and then launch an online presence from within the platform and it's even open to subscribers that already host a domain using Office 365 (which makes us wonder whether this has anything to do with Microsoft's decision to kill Sharepoint's Public Website feature).
Wix offers small businesses and individuals an extensive tool to create websites with hundreds of templates to choose from, a drag-and-drop website editor, mobile and e-commerce integration, and the chance to input business management apps from the Wix App Market.Office 365 is a subscription-based alternative to the desktop-based version of Office, which is same way that Windows in the future after it announced plans to offer "Windows-as-a-service" through continuous updates to the platform.