Monday, September 03, 2007

Free Websites and Online Portfolios

In a search for a useful tool that we can give to students to create a maintain online portfolios or websites, we are currently going to explore how well Google Page Creator will work. I meets all of the key criteria that we need:
  • It is free to use.
  • There is nothing to install
  • The contents are on a server that is not affiliated with the college
  • It is very easy to use for novice students
  • There are privacy controls on each page and each page has it's own URL.
  • It is hosted by a service that should be around for a long time so students should feel they can own the site and use it after graduating.
You need a Google account (free) and you can upload up to 100 mb of files. If you need more space and more control over who can read your documents you can place documents in Google Docs or other services (for photos, audio or video clips) and link to them.

Click here to access this tool.

Please comment if you have tried using this tool or if you have found any better tools.

1 comment:

Dapper Fellow said...

Let’s not forget the many online college classes that need qualified Instructors.

Thanks!

Dapper Fellow