Project title : An Online Student Portfolio System
Author : Steven E. Reich
Year : 2008
Abstract : Becoming a teacher is a lengthy process for students in Wisconsin. One major requirement for state certification is that students complete a portfolio relating to the ten standards set by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. This document describes the development of a software system designed to assist students at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in maintaining these portfolios and allowing faculty members to easily view and comment on each student’s files independent of face-to-face communication. The software is a web application to be run from a university server that was developed using JSP pages, a SQL server, and a file server. Also examined are several important decisions involving the structure and functionalities of the program as well as the communication between the developer and the customer over the course of development.