Open Portfolio Project

Indiana University’s Creativity Labs and Maker Ed (2018). Open Portfolio Project. 

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The Open Portfolio Project (OPP) aims to develop a common framework for documenting, sharing, and assessing learning through portfolios. Open portfolios are openly networked, decentralized, and distributed systems of documentation, curation, and reflection, which can showcase a learner’s abilities, interests, and voice in a way that test scores and grades cannot. Especially for students who may not excel in academics or high-stakes testing, portfolios allow for both themselves and others to recognize the skills and ideas they have to offer and contribute. Inherent to the creation of a portfolio is the process of reflecting on one’s work, curating what’s most appropriate for an intended audience, and designing an artifact to articulate that evolution of learning and making.

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