Towards the m-Portfolio

Background



The rapid growth of mobile technologies has implications for ePortfolios and portfolio learning. Most ePortfolios are dynamic database-driven applications accessed via the Internet. Modern personal digital assistants (PDAs), smart phones and other hand-held devices learners have high levels of connectivity (eg. via wireless networks), however, relatively little has been done to provide interfaces for these devices to Web-based portfolios. Moreover, research into the potential educational impact of mobile devices is limited and evaluation of there role in portfolio-related learning is still in its infancy.

The authors of this paper are exploring these issues and present ideas and work in progress within the health-related disciplines, but with wider applicability. Health-related disciplines are a good arena to evaluate mobile technologies because both undergraduate students and trainees tend to spend significant amounts of time

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