In creative learning, reflection encourages learners to think critically about their experiences and helps to generate new ideas, insights, and outlooks. Maker practices recommend documentation, typically in the form of digital portfolios, as a method to encourage reflection. Documentation can serve two important roles: as a tool to support personal reflection about your learning experience and as a sharable record to showcase your skills development. Unfortunately, there are not currently any documentation tools that are optimized to support both personal reflection and skills development.
Jiradi is a reflective documentation tool for makers. It’s a portfolio-based website that allows users to easily curate a portfolio to showcase work and keep track of their maker journey. Jiradi has been designed to provide the necessary scaffolding to support a process-oriented approach to learning. The website aims to enhance skills development and improve access to meaningful work.