The report also reveals the challenges of implementing a single ePortfolio solution across an entire formal education sector, from Primary through tertiary. I think the report makes very sound recommendations, based on its analysis of needs and existing practice. Essentially, the recommendations are:
- That LEAP2A be adopted as an interoperability standard (Mahara is LEAP2A compliant).
- An open source, LEAP2A ePortfolio option be centrally provided (though not mandated).
The report is also an excellent introduction to ePortfolio practice, making various suggestions for practitioners. Cosnider this list of what to consider when getting started with ePortfolios:
- 'Duty of care'.
- Teacher capability.
- Application features (particularly LEAP2A compliance).