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E-portfolios for PLD (Part 1)


A portfolio is the best method for storing and organising anything and everything needed to demonstrate and narrate a tutor's Professional Learning and Development (PLD).

The personal nature of an e-portfolio ensures privacy and brings with it the benefit of it being online and shareable for collaboration and presenting.

We will explore the features that are common to all of them, what you can do with an e-portfolio and their advantages over paper-based solutions.


This module shows you what an e-portfolio offers you for your own PLD


After completing this module you will be able to:

- understand what an e-portfolio is
- identify the common features of an e-portfolio and know why these are important
- recognise the benefits of using an e-portfolio over a paper-based record

Digital Teaching Professional Framework

This module covers the DTPF component - G1 : Self-assessment and reflection

  • Critically reflect on one's own teaching and digital practice.
  • Identify competency gaps and areas for improvement.
  • Seek the help of others in improving one's teaching and digital practice.
  • Seek targeted training and use opportunities for continuous professional development.
  • Seek to continuously expand and enhance one's repertoire of digital teaching practices.
  • Help others in developing their digital teaching competence.
  • At the organisational level, reflect on and provide critical feedback on digital policies and practices.
  • Actively contribute to further developing organisational practices, policies and visions on the use of digital technologies.
  • Use professional collaborative networks to explore and reflect on new teaching practices and methods.
More about the Digital Teaching Professional Framework

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16th February 2019
Matthew Gordon

Links and examples are pretty good.  Report this review

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20th February 2019
heather field

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10th April 2019
Alexandra Brown

Really got me to consider how i use e-portofilos with my learners and how to develop this further  Report this review

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10th April 2019
Susanna Brandon

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30th March 2019
William Sibley

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27th March 2019
Andrew Hogg

really poor. The questions are factually untrue and makes me think that a lot of people have never used a scanner.  Report this review

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26th March 2019
Penny Petch

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18th March 2019
Matthew Staples

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12th March 2019
James Spivey

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Badge for Professional Learning & Development - PLD - Exploring

There are many digital tools that can help you plan and manage your PLD. These badges look at digital approaches to recording and developing your personal learning and training. This is the Exploring stage, which recognises you have started exploring this area.