Life long learning

Life long learning (0)

The importance of ePortfolios

As e-portfolios become a more formal part of assessment, many institutions are looking to standardize on one platform campuswide. An e-portfolio is a collection of electronic evidence assembled and managed by a user and may include text, files, images, multimedia, blog entries, links, etc. It is maintained online over time, demonstrating the user’s abilities and serves as a platform for self-expression. This can be extremely beneficial for people who have to showcase their work, such as graphic designers, programmers, developers, teachers or even academic institutions.

Lately I came across a website called Courseduck. It is certainly something that I haven’t seen before and immediately draw my attention, so I started digging into it.

CourseDuck is a website meant to help users search and compare courses offered by various institutions and organizations like Udemy, edX, Coursera, etc. Simply put, Courseduck is a search engine for online courses.

Life-long learning

Learning is not limited to a single, specific phase in life, that of the years at school, but also happens in different contexts, over the course of a lifetime. With its strategic framework for European cooperation in education and training, ET2020, the European Union supports the concept of lifelong learning by coordinating cooperation between Member States on training and formal, non-formal, and informal education.

Therefore an extensive variety of educational platforms have been developed that offer courses which spread from business and computer science to public health and marketing. One of the most notable is Coursera.

What is Coursera?

Founded in 2012 by professors of Stanford University, Coursera has gradually accumulated a catalog of hundreds of courses from elite institutions such as Stanford, Duke, Michigan and HEC Paris. Coursera possesses the largest and most eclectic catalog for online higher education.