I attended an online presentation at the weekend by Helen Barrett, who is the doyenne of ePortfolios. She is coming to the realisation that ePortfolios should be utilising online tools that students are already using like YouTube, FaceBook, Twitter etc.
Helen advocates a similar approach to what I am taking with my ePortfolio - using social media tools to generate and collect data, and present everything in an online platform that is a personal choice like Google Docs or Google Sites.
I am wondering if I would be better off using Google sites for my midwifery Review ePortfolio so I can keep it closed to everyone but the Review Committee.
Here is Helen's presentation.
What do you think about students using Facebook as a platform for an ePortfolio?