Open Portfolios Project


The Open Portfolio Project is aimed at developing technology solutions and a common set of practices for portfolio creation, reflection, sharing, and assessment. Through our investigations we will develop a guiding philosophy of what constitutes an open and decentralized lifetime portfolio system for makers, with the goal of developing a portfolio system that can be created and managed by any student/maker; aggregated by schools, community organizations, and informal learning institutions; and be independent of any single website or software. We hope to revisit the utility of portfolios as a central tool for lifelong learning and as a viable alternative to current assessment practices.
A collaborative effort between partners of the Maker Education initiative and the Creativity Labs at Indiana University.

Support for this project comes from the Moore Foundation.


Project Members


Dr. Kylie Peppler

Anna Keune