Ilam School (Christchurch, NZ) - a video that shows the school's "move from hard copy portfolios to e-portfolios and online learning journeys in 2010. Principal, Lyn Bird, says this shift fits with future national standards reporting".
This document Digital Portfolios for Beginners (.pdf), as well as providing some useful guidelines and key questions you need to ask if you are adopting the use of ePortfolios, it also has some super Profiles of selected New Zealand schools and their associated ePortfolio pathway.
This resource, by Helen Barrett, has a super selection of examples of student ePortfolios (mainly NZ examples) - Primary, Intermediate and High School
Student examples in MyPortfolio (Year 7 / 8). You'll need a Flash enabled machine to access these examples. You can download the .swf file here. You can also view a sample digital photography ePortfolio (in MyPortfolio) here.
For some examples of student, teacher and lifelong learner ePortfolios, you can also access this resource.
Three examples of students creating and learning with ePortfolios at Early Childhood Centres in NZ; and, while not specifically ePortfolio development, this example might provide a useful way to support students into creating their own ePortfolios in ECEs.
TKI has 10 examples of schools (Primary, Intermediate, and Secondary) working with students to develop their own ePortfolios: Stories from schools
These TKI snapshots take a slightly different approach. Various software is listed, and when you click on the software that looks like something your students might enjoy using, an example of it in use in a school is provided.
Podcast from Radio New Zealand (May 2nd 2013), that summarises the key discussions we are having here in NZ around online assessments - the first interviewee is the head of the NZQA and the second a university professor. Is there a danger of simply planting old assessment methods in online environments? How will online assessment impact on teaching and learning and vice versa? Changes to the way students are assessed (20′07″) (Download: Ogg VorbisMP3)
Albany Senior High School video (Auckland, secondary) - Miranda Makin explains the benefits of using ePortfolios for students, including sharing the work they choose to showcase with parents
Albany Senior High School video (Auckland, secondary) - Miranda Makin explains the benefits of using ePortfolios for students, including sharing the work they choose to showcase with parents. You can also access more information at Albany Senior High School Student's Impact Project
Why Use E-portfolios and What Do Web 2.0 Tools Have to Offer?: This paper showcases what was, at the time, effective practice, whereby Foundation students at Dubai Men's College (DMC) developed an ePortfolio as part of an integrated Computer, Research Skills and Projects Course. Reflective practice was encouraged through discussion, peer and tutor feedback and the use of rubrics. However, the ePortfolios were not interactive or easily portable, and the final artifact was produced for assessment. Threads are drawn together to from the associated research to illustrate how it has influenced practice at Unitec NZ
Why use ePortfolios? Nick Rate talks about the potential of e-portfolios to support an assessment-for-learning approach in the primary classroom.
A fascinating overview from the Foyer Project of actual experiences around how using ePortfolios can help dis-engaged learners, and empower, for example, youth who have been in prison to take control of their lives.