Twitter Chat Highlights Value of Digital Portfolios for Assessment

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The 21st-century learner has opportunities that most adults could not fathom during their academic lives. A universe of knowledge is now literally in the palms of our hands.

In a recent #Sunchat on Twitter, educators considered the power of digital learning for assessment. Not only can vast libraries of student work be curated in digital portfolios, brilliant conversations about learning can also be maintained in these portfolios, which students and teachers have for posterity and for a variety of uses, including sharing with college admissions deans.

The chat, contained in the Storify stream below, highlights numerous methods for curating content and assessing learning, using digital portfolios.

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Mark Barnes is the author of many education books, including Bestseller Hacking Education, part of his Hack Learning Series, books that solve big problems with simple ideas. Barnes presents internationally on assessment, connected education, and student-centered learning. Join more than 100,000 interested educators who follow @markbarnes19 on Twitter.

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