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Considering Google as an E-Learning Platform – Implications for Assessment, Traditional Classrooms, and MOOCs

December 29, 2012


As our school was developing a strategy for the implementation of the IB (Interanational Baccalaureate) Middle Years Programme, one of our challenges was the development of of e-portfolio platform. The British Columbia Ministry of Education had mandated a portfolio requirement for graduation from secondary school in the early 2000’s. A few private firms offered solutions in the form of e-portfolios but the limited bandwidth of most schools along with expensive storage costs precluded this from being a viable option at the time. Our IB Middle Years solution was to use the physical file cabinets that were purchased for the now abandoned portfolio requirement. As was the case with our government’s initiative, this one also failed due to the task of maintaining the records, filing, duplicating, all of those late 20th century tasks in education, that for me are a bad memory.

Fast forward only 5 years later and we are looking at world where artifacting of…

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