Web Portfolios in the Information Society and Future

Web Portfolios in the Information Society and Future

John DiMarco (St. John’s University, USA)
Copyright: © 2006 |Pages: 16
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-854-3.ch013
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Abstract

This chapter offers theories behind why the networked e-portfolio (Web portfolio) will evolve into the post modern identity vehicle for the knowledge worker of the new millennium. Ideas behind how Web portfolios are narratives and can change society are established based on writings from information science theorists and scientists including Jean Francois Lyotard, Dr. Amy Spaulding, Professor Nicolas Negroponte, Alan Kay, and Frank Webster. Additionally, the effects of the e-portfolio as a media and information management tool in postmodern society are approached with reference to the writings of Marshall McLuhan, Margot Lovejoy, and Dr. Stephen Covey. I wrote this chapter to focus on my specialization and fascination with information studies. However, the thoughts and predictions I offer will bedriven by disciplines such as education, humanities, and natural sciences. These disciplines involvement in Web portfolio initiatives within curriculum are a factor in the Web portfolio evolving in professional and academic settings.

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