Web logs (‘blogs’)

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Another technology that has potential to make electronic portfolios more engaging is the web log or "blogs" as it is known to those who participate in them. A weblog is defined as any web page with content organised according to date.

In the context of an ePortfolio, course tutors, could all have their own weblogs which users could view on their “friends” page. Students can share information they’ve found or ideas they have on a particular subject, as well as the more social messages which may form a compelling reason for them to use the technology to begin with.

Since one of the main goals of a portfolio is reflection on learning, perhaps a blog is a good option, since it can be used as an online reflective journal and an environment that invites collaboration.