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A scaffolded portfolio is implemented with an OSP Portfolio Template and generic Forms, used using one Form per page of the final presentation. The intensive work with learners has concentrated on showcasing work, previous accomplishments in terms of leadership and research, so the pages fall in two categories: Basic Page and Example of Work. The This augmented editing mode for Metaobj Forms is locally referred to as the "Page Composer".

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When using the standard configurations for editing portfolio content, the result is quite unsatisfactory. The stock settings for the FCKeditor result in an editing area that is small and does not apply the final styling of the content. It also does not provide any of the surrounding target context, such as the banner or footer. This causes many delays by forcing learners to preview the content repeatedly and attempt to compensate for styling or layout without predictable results.

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The technique that has emerged in the OSP community as standard practice for working with Portfolio Templates involves extensive XSL work, specific to the kinds of Forms and Matrices used for a given project. Minor variations to those structures or the output are difficult and time-consuming, and present significant sustainability concerns when working with multiple projects.

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