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Portfolios are useful as a support to the new instructional approaches that emphasize the student's role in constructing understanding and the teacher's role in promoting understanding.
While portfolios were developed on the model of the visual and performing arts tradition of showcasing accomplishments, portfolios in classrooms today are a highly flexible instructional and assessment tool, adaptable to diverse curricula, student age/grade levels, and administrative contexts.
Portfolios can provide structure for involving students in developing and understanding criteria for good efforts, in coming to see the criteria as their own, and in applying the criteria to their own and other students' work.
www.ed.gov /pubs/OR/ConsumerGuides/classuse.html   (1790 words)

 Portfolio - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Many portfolio optimization algorithms are based on MPT or Modern Portfolio Theory.
The most commonly used method is Mean-Variance optimization where portfolio allocations aim at maximizing the profit while constraining the risk.
Alone in the UK, more than 4 million people have got a qualification (NVQ) through accreditation of prior learning or accreditation of work experience, and most of them have built a portfolio to collect the evidence required to get their certificate.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Portfolio   (381 words)

 The Digital Portfolio: A Richer Picture of Student Performance
Portfolios are gaining currency as an assessment alternative to report cards and transcripts; numbers of schools, and even entire states -- notably Kentucky and Vermont -- are using portfolios to get a more accurate description of a student's capabilities.
The students who are putting portfolios together are responsible for making sure a video camera is in the room when a performance is being given or for recording significant elements in the process of a project.
Portfolio advisors for groups of students can help to map the student work to the outcomes and help the students determine what is "best" work.
www.essentialschools.org /cs/resources/view/ces_res/225   (4735 words)

 How to produce a teaching portfolio
An important point: the portfolio is not an exhaustive compilation of all of the documents and materials that bear on teaching performance.
The items chosen for the portfolio depend on the teaching style of the professor, the purpose for which the portfolio is prepared, and any content requirements of a professor's department or institution.
One element of the portfolio which may go unnoticed is the date, an item important to any portfolio because it helps the faculty member establish a base line from which to measure actual development in teaching performance.
www.lgu.ac.uk /deliberations/portfolios/ICED_workshop/seldin_book.html   (2010 words)

 Preparing a Teaching Portfolio
Most portfolios are NOT collections of everything that the professor has done in the way of teaching over his or her entire career.
Portfolios provide documented evidence of teaching that is connected to the specifics and contexts of what is being taught.
Portfolios are a step toward a more public, professional view of teaching.
www.utexas.edu /academic/cte/teachfolio.html   (2661 words)

 Portfolio Management Forum sponsored by ProSight   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Portfolio management plays a critical role during both the development, where product development is committed to meeting lifecycle requirements and hitting gates, and the assessment, where subjective and objective criteria about the progress are considered, weighed, and given the go-ahead or no-go.
Using portfolios of similar elements based on similar metrics allows executives to gain a complete understanding of the problems and the benefits, ensuring that critical issues are not overlooked.
Portfolio management techniques are most commonly used by upper level management and executives (like CIOs CFOs, and CEOs) to gain a better understanding of both all the investments and their performance.
www.portfoliomgt.org   (861 words)

 South Africa Accommodation | Holiday Accommodation in South Africa | The Portfolio Collection
The Portfolio Collection range of quality South Africa accommodation establishments includes private game reserves, fine country houses, boutique city hotels, self-contained villas and apartments, charming guest houses, and select bed and breakfasts in private homes.
Portfolio has three accommodation guides in the Collection to suit the independent traveller in search of hidden gems and quality holiday accommodation in South Africa.
Portfolio's philosophy of "Pride in Personal Service" is the spirit of the Collection, reflecting a friendly attitude, warm ambience and unique atmosphere that are the hallmarks of Portfolio.
www.portfoliocollection.com   (399 words)

 St. Olaf College | Northfield, Minnesota, USA
Although they use technology, web portfolios are not about technology; they are about habits of thinking and the practices that cultivate those habits.
A web portfolio is collection of work that a student chooses in order to illustrate the unfolding meaning of their career.
Besides demonstrating a student's grasp of the central subject of their studies, web portfolios promote four goals of liberal learning: recognizing connections, being reflective about intellectual and personal growth, building intellectual community, and building bridges to communities outside the academy.
www.stolaf.edu /depts/cis/web_portfolios.htm   (193 words)

 Digital Portfolios:
Portfolios have long been in use in the arts; artists, dancers, musicians and actors all have traditionally developed portfolios of their work which were used as a demonstration of competency in their given field.
At a growing number of universities, portfolios are integrated into the teacher education program for the purpose of documenting accomplishment of program goals and to demonstrate growth of student performance over time.
Portfolios can motivate students to learn because they have the power to make connections between theory and practice and to select items for the portfolio that express their purpose and design.
www.csubak.edu /%7Edgeorgi/projects/digital.htm   (4550 words)

 Teaching Portfolio
A "teaching portfolio" is a compilation of information about a faculty member's teaching, made by that faculty member, often for use in consideration for tenure or promotion.
The very fact that the teaching portfolio is now in place should serve to underscore the increasing emphasis on the value of teaching at WSU and in higher education nationally.
The original impetus for proposing the portfolio at WSU was the fact that personnel documents from different units described teaching activities in such varied ways that often it was difficult, if not impossible, to use them fairly or to obtain useful aggregate results.
www.wsu.edu /provost/teaching.htm   (2944 words)

 Amby's Site -- PORTFOLIO LIBRARY: Planning and Design Guide
Instead, I wish to advocate for student-centered portfolios where the choice of what goes into the portfolio is the student's, or at the very least, it becomes a shared decision between teacher and student.
Portfolios offer their greatest promise when they are used to help students engage in a meaningful self-assessment of their own talents, learning, goals, and accomplishments.
The primary purpose of a student portfolio is to demonstrate what has been learned in a given class or across a certain part of your school career.
amby.com /kimeldorf/portfolio/p_mk-08.html   (6460 words)

 Amby's Site -- KIMELDORF: Portfolio Library ~~ Table of Contents
This tells why portfolios match today's labor market conditions and lists many examples of what could be put in a portfolio.
The books also suggest the various ways one might use a portfolio: in job seeking, for college applications and classes, appendage to a grant, small business, record of independent study or projects, completion of class or school requirements, applying for loan applications, tech-prep linkages, a tool to chronicle personal growth, etc.
The Weekly Portfolio Log cultivates the habit or discipline of archiving samples for the portfolio.
amby.com /kimeldorf/portfolio   (787 words)

 Portfolio Assessment
Portfolio approaches to assessing literacy have been described in a wide variety of publications (Flood and Lapp, 1989; Lamme and Hysmith, 1991; Matthews, 1990; Tierney, Carter, and Desai, 1991; Valencia, 1990; Wolf, 1989) so that many descriptions of portfolios exist.
Generally speaking, a literacy portfolio is a systematic collection of a variety of teacher observations and student products, collected over time, that reflect a student's developmental status and progress made in literacy.
Portfolios can be thought of as a form of "embedded assessment"; that is, the assessment tasks are a part of instruction.
www.eduplace.com /rdg/res/literacy/assess6.html   (709 words)

 Portfolio Insight - Stock Market Investment Software
Portfolio Insight is a decision-support software program designed to help active investors recognize and act on hidden opportunities and risks in their stock portfolios.
Portfolio Insight’s Stock Valuation and Tactical Portfolio Management tools provide a simple, effective decision-making framework that helps maximize stock portfolio performance potential while reducing the likelihood of unexpected losses.
Portfolio Insight analyzes your best, most likely, and worst-case valuation scenarios and makes specific portfolio allocation recommendations to ensure your portfolio is not over-weighted in risky over-priced stocks.
www.portfolioinsight.com   (464 words)

 Welcome to Portfolio   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Portfolio is a secure web site at the University of Minnesota (U of M) for entering, saving, organizing, viewing, and selectively sharing personal educational records.
Introduced by the University of Minnesota Duluth in 1995 and built by the U of M Enterprise Web Development Team, Portfolio is now an open-source platform freely available at http://www.theospi.org for download.
The U of M "Technology for Life" initiative provides on-going access to Portfolio and the U of M Portal, provided these accounts are used at least once every six months.
portfolio.umn.edu /portfolio/index.jsp   (189 words)

 The Kalamazoo College Portfolio   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Kalamazoo’s Portfolio helps students understand and articulate their educational experiences, see the connections between the parts of a “K” education, collect their significant academic and experiential work in one place, develop long-term goals and plans that give coherence and direction to their education, and learn Web design.
Innovative, Web-based, and nationally recognized, the “K” Portfolio starts before orientation with a “Foundations Essay” and culminates with a final “Senior Connections” response to four years at “K” College.
The Portfolio was funded by a grant from the Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education (FIPSE).
www.kzoo.edu /pfolio   (187 words)

 Pacific Edge Software Portfolio Knowledge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Portfolio management is a technique that many companies believe can improve alignment.
Emerging Portfolio Management discipline is, in fact, finding acceptance and delivering benefits in the area of IT Governance.
Anyone managing an investment portfolio - from a mutual fund manager to the individual with an IRA - understands the challenges of the present economy.
www.pacificedge.com /resources/pk.asp   (407 words)

 The Electronic Portfolio Development Process
This stage of the electronic portfolio development process occupies the longest span of time and is the stage I call, "Becoming a Digital Packrat!" Knowing which goals or standards you are trying to demonstrate should help determine the types of portfolio artifacts to be collected and then selected.
In the formative portfolio reflections typically occur at significant points in the learning process, and are added contemporaneously as noted in the previous stage.
In an environment of continuous improvement, a portfolio should be viewed as an ongoing learning tool, and its effectiveness should be reviewed on a regular basis to be sure that it is meeting the goals set.
electronicportfolios.com /portfolios/aahe2000.html   (2807 words)

 E. Kenneth Hoffman - Vietnam Portfolio
Recently, I've been reviewing the bulk of this portfolio in an attempt to determine their relevance to the culture and history of the period.
The theme underlying the portfolio is the effect of the war upon the Vietnamese people and how the war uprooted their lives.
As part of the multimedia preservation of this portfolio I wish to collect the spoken commentary of persons living through this period, as well as Vietnamese scholars, to complement and elucidate the photographs.
knossos.shu.edu /gallery/V_Portfolio   (663 words)

 Dr. Helen Barrett on Electronic Portfolio Development   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A portfolio is often defined as a purposeful collection of student [or teacher] work that illustrates efforts, progress, and achievement in one or more areas over time.
An electronic portfolio uses digital technologies, allowing the portfolio developer to collect and organize portfolio artifacts in many media types (audio, video, graphics, text).
A standards-based portfolio uses a database or hypertext links to clearly show the relationship between standards or goals, artifacts, and reflections.
ali.apple.com /ali_sites/ali/exhibits/1000156   (273 words)

 Professional Web Design Portfolio - PlattDaddy.com
As you may know by now this is the portfolio website of Steve Tchorzewski, who specializes in producing highly functional, visually stimulating website's.
As you surf through this portfolio web site you can't help but notice the sharp, usability driven style that tends to somehow compliment the CSS used in its construction.
Creating the original CSS special edition of my portfolio website was an extensive process that I considered a distinguishing feat to have accomplished.
www.plattdaddy.com   (1899 words)

 Stock Investing - Model Portfolio for Consistently High Stock Market Returns
One of the trades resulted in a small loss, but all in all your portfolio is up almost 15% for the month.
Model Portfolio service for any reason, all you have to do is request a refund of your payment on or before the 30th day of your trial period
When you become a Portfolio Crafter member, and you start copying the trades I make in my Model Portfolio, price will never again be an issue for you because of the investment returns you could potentially make on your investments.
www.portfoliocrafter.com   (6452 words)

 TradingRoom - Portfolios and Watchlists   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
You have to be a Fairfax Digital member to use them - if you aren't already a member click here to join.
You can create multiple portfolios, and access the latest stock prices, and relevant company and market information.
This tool summarises all of your portfolios: shares, managed funds, and assets and liabilities.
www.tradingroom.com.au /apps/pf/home.ac   (236 words)

 CNN/Money: Portfolio
CNN/Money has launched a new portfolio system, which requires you to take the one-time action of migrating your existing portfolio.
Simply complete the four-step FREE Member registration procedure on the next page, then log into your portfolio using your original username and password.
After this one-time action, you'll be able to easily access your portfolio as well as all other benefits of CNN/Money Member Services.
money.cnn.com /services/portfolio   (379 words)

 Online Artist Portfolios @ absolutearts.com
World Wide Arts Resources and absolutearts.com offer three levels of online portfolios for all artists to actively promote their work.
Three levels of portfolios offered are the Free Portfolio, the Artist Portfolio which is open to all artists, and the Premiere Portfolio, where artists are selected by jury.
Your art will be exposed at a higher level than the Artist Portfolio.
wwar.com /portfolio.html   (294 words)

 EDUCAUSE Quarterly | Volume 27 Number 4 2004
The electronic portfolio (e-portfolio) is higher education’s new "got to have it" tool—the show-and-tell platform of the millennium.
These compendiums functioned as both personal references and were the precursors of modern-day portfolios.
At the end of the PBL exercise, she commits the content she generated to her electronic portfolio.
www.educause.edu /apps/eq/eqm04/eqm0441.asp   (2248 words)

 Technology & Assessment
Electronic Portfolios - A chapter in Educational Technology; An Encyclopedia to be published by ABC-CLIO, 2001.
Electronic Portfolios and Standards by Helen C. Barrett, Ph.D. (1998) Submitted for the proceedings of the Tel-Ed Conference, October 31, 1998.
Technology-Supported Portfolio Assessment by Helen C. Barrett, Ph.D. published in The Computing Teacher, March, 1994 and in Student Portfolios: A Collection of Articles edited by Robin Fogarty (1996).
electronicportfolios.org /portfolios.html   (1952 words)

 CANOE Money: Portfolio   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Canoe/Money portfolio allows you to track your stocks and mutual funds and to easily make changes as your portfolio grows.
The Canoe/Money portfolio allows you to see your profits from the time you make your first investment.
You can create up to five portfolios for you and your family members.
cgi.money.canoe.ca /portfolio   (102 words)

 Emerald Publications   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Click on any one of five portfolio views.
You can manage an unlimited number of portfolios and issues; including stocks, bonds, mutual funds, cash values, and more.
Free data provided is delayed 15 minutes unless otherwise noted and is believed accurate but is not warranted or guaranteed by Money.net Inc. NYBOT and NYMEX free data is delayed 30 minutes.
templates.pcquote.com /emerald/portfolio.php   (124 words)

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