Implementing Open Badges: your opportunity to contribute to the first international survey of Open Badge implementation! Open Badges are a relatively new development in Education.  This first survey of practice will help us to discover where institutions are up to with interest in, and adoption of, Open Badges across Europe and beyond, the purposes people are using Badges for, and to find out what the perceived barriers to implementation are.So, if you have an interest in Badges you can contribute by completing our survey at support with this is greatly appreciated. The final research will be published in RAPPORT  (The International Journal for Recording Achievement, Planning and Portfolios) published by the Centre for Recording Achievement, and a summary of results will be circulated through various JISCmail lists, and the Europortfolio network.  So the more people contribute the richer the picture we will be able to...
“Game Based Learning to support employability – Supporting Girls Career Choices in the field of ICT and Entrepreneurship” A Europortfolio webinar hosted by the Centre for Recording Achievement.
“Game Based Learning to support employability – Supporting Girls Career Choices in the field of ICT and Entrepreneurship” A Europortfolio webinar hosted by the Centre for Recording Achievement. Led by Bernhard Ertl Professor of technology-enhanced learning - Department for Interactive Media and Educational Technology, Danube University Krems, AustriaStudies have shown that female students show less active classroom participation in STEM (sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and ICT courses (e.g. Blickenstaff 2005). They also report a lower level of self-...
Thematic report: Higher Education
Thematic report on the use of ePortfolios in Higher Education was developed using the information available at the Europortfolio portal and a literature review on the topic. The main goal of this report is to provide an overview of current work on the use of ePortfolios in HE. In addition, it offers some insights into areas and topics that need further development.  
Thematic report: teachers' training
The report reviews the initiatives of e-portfolio used for supporting teachers’ professional development in various countries across Europe and beyond.It screens the practices reflected in the resources and presents the current status of developments.The report focuses on the presentation of resources targeted at the teachers published on Europortfolio Portal by its members in two sections: teaching practice and professional development.The appendixes provide the list of organisations and institutions dealing with e-portfolio at various levels and the briefing of the resources available...
Don’t forget the e of ePortfolios by Toni Soto
For some years now, the Colegio Apóstol Santiago of Vigo (Spain) has had a Mahara ePortfolio available to students and teachers of the secondary school. Our Mahara is linked to Moodle for single sign-on. I started to use Mahara to introduce my students (and myself) to the concept of ePortfolios. The goal was to create an ePortfolio for science to present at the end of the course. I already had an idea about what I wanted and expected from my students. But the first problem I had to face was not a pedagogical but an ICT issue. I soon realized that I had to teach my students to use Mahara....
‘Digital Badges make progress’
A recent survey into the implementation of Open Badges, based within the UK, has confirmed that show that there is a lot of interest in their use, but the majority of institutions who responded[1] are at an exploratory stage.  Specifically, the concept of Open Badges seemed to be accepted, but there were several issues raised that are inhibiting their adoption.  These fall into two main categories: Institutional level consultation While some academics are using badges within modules, there were only two institutions where badges had been implemented fully across the...