I am curious about E-portfolio creation and how the available options use social media as a benefit to the creator of the portfolio and can it be used by a library. I found three options:
1) Google Sites for E-portfolios https://sites.google.com/site/plgl2550/creating-your-portfolio-using-google-sites
2) Coroflot portfolios http://www.coroflot.com/
3) Live Binders http://www.livebinders.com
Google E-Portfolio creates a blog for reflection, GoogleDocs for inclusion of support to competencies and the choice to have a web-based presentation of your e-portfolio. Some of the portfolios were to be used by k-12 and below is a link to the diagram of the process done by a high School teacher.
https://sites.google.com/site/eportfolioapps/components/mashup . Another good source is http://blog.helenbarrett.org/ written by a retired teacher and very helpful. Google allows a fee personal domain address and collaborative options. GoogleDocs is used to include documents as evidence; Google Sites to include video, images of gadgets; and Google Video to record videos.
Coroflot is basically for design professional’s job site. I was disappointed by the example sites. It cannot be easily translated into an E-portfolio for my use. The site uses Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and RSS (for design jobs).
Live Binders http://www.livebinders.com uses Twitter, Facebook, You Tube and RSS for Blog and is very flexible when creating a portfolio. Binders can be incorporated on a website. One blogger used a binder on a library website. This site has applications to use binders on the iPad or Android.
I have an account on Google for my E-Portfolio and an account on Live Binders. I have not come to a conclusion about which is the best option to use. In addition, I have discounted Coroflot due the difficulty of use. However, both Google E-Portfolio and Live Binder will be useful in libraries as they are both flexible to use and easy to add information. I particularly value the ability to embed either product on a library website.