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E-portfolios for Junior Certificate Cycle

Uimhir:267, 268, 269 Ceist Pharlaiminte Chun an Aire Oideachais agus Eolaíoctha

To the Minister for Education and Science

 To ask the Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Question No. 81 of 25 April 2012, the position regarding the background paper on ePortfolios and when will this paper be available to the public.

– Anthony Lawlor.

To ask the Minister for Education and Skills will there be an open tendering process to facilitate the introduction of ePortfolios for the reformed junior certificate cycle; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

-Anthony Lawlor.

To ask the Minister for Education and Skills in terms of the ePortfolio software to be used for the reformed junior certificate cycle, if he will ensure that this will be compatible with all hardware devices used by students, taking into consideration that many schools are rolling out IT programmes which promote particular devices (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.

-Anthony Lawlor.

Details: Apple IPads and Microsoft tablets

 

* For WRITTEN answer on Tuesday, 3rd July, 2012.

Reference Number: 32418/12, 32419/12, 32420/12

Freagra Minister Ruairí Quinn

I propose to take questions 267, 268 and 269 together.

A number of approaches are under consideration in relation to the revised Junior Cycle. I am considering a range of issues in greater detail including the eportfolio. Decisions on this will be made within the context of the overarching approach taken to Junior Cycle reform. It would be premature of me to provide a view at this point in relation to appropriate hardware or software until the topic is discussed in the context of the Junior Cycle Review.