Using Digital Portfolios to support Formative Assessment

Presented by: Siobhan O'Sullivan & Sinead O'Sullivan

One of the indicators of success in the 2018 Digital Strategy Action Plan is that “all students have a digital portfolio (ePorfolio) with self-created content across the entire curriculum and a recognised capacity in discerning the ethical use of digital technologies”.

To date, over sixty post-primary schools throughout Ireland have participated in the PDST ePortfolio Initiative with sixty more due to commence in February 2019. In this session, we will explore the rationale for and benefits of using Digital Portfolios. Using data gathered over two phases of this initiative, we will share key learning gained for successful implementation of Digital Portfolios in schools.

Slides from this session are now available here: CESI Digital Portfolios

Presenter Biography:

Siobhan O’Sullivan & Sinead O’Sullivan are seconded to the Digital Technologies team of the Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST). They work with schools leaders and teachers to embed digital technologies to improve learner experiences and outcomes. They supported schools involved in the 2017/2018 trial of the Digital Learning Framework (DLF) and are currently assisting schools in developing fit-for-purpose digital learning plans through the DLF Seminars.