Compared to What? Accountability, Improvement, E-porfolios and Honoring the Learner and the Learning

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This presentation will demonstrate with real student e-portfolio case studies nested within the context of organizational e-portfolio to provide an example that suggests Batson's assertion may be premature, the divide he draws problematic, and the virtues ascribed to e-portfolios in need of critical qualification. Assessment properly understood is inextricable from teaching and learning. Yet without organizational development, e-portfolios, like the LMSs of the last century, will be co-opted for painfully insufficient assessment management and fail to realize Batson's vision, well described by Vygotsky as an education that "honors the learner and the learning."