E-portfolios are digital archives of student learning, with learning artifacts, student reflections and peer or teacher feedback organized around learning outcomes.
E-portfolios enhance learning, assess learning and showcase learning.
E-portfolios enhance learning through student reflection on learning outcomes, helping students connect academic and personal experience. E-portfolios provide specific examples of student learning connected to learning outcomes, thereby serving program and institution assessment needs. Finally, and often of most importance to students, e-portfolios can be shared to demonstrate learning, acting as a 21st century resume.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, CI 335 Content Areas Applications of Educational Technology. Examples of Students’ ePortfolios.
Outcomes and Rubrics to Assess E-Portfolios
Patton, Judy, Candyce Reynolds and Wende Morgaine, 2008. Eportfolios: Can we have it all? Balancing assessment needs with student learning. Portland State University. [includes links to a variety of Portland State e-portfolio resources].
Vandervelde, J. (2008). E-portfolio rubric. Accessed June 20, 2010, from http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/eportfoliorubric.html
Barrett, Helen C., 2007. E-portfolio mash up with Google Apps. GoogleApps for Education E-Portfolio Workflow.
Task Stream Demo from Northeastern University.
Rationale and University Experiences:
Chen, Helen L. and Tracy Penny Light, 2010. Electronic Portfolios and Student Success: Effectiveness, Efficiency, and Learning. AACU Report. ISBN/ISSN: 978-0-911696-69-1.
Clark, J. Elizabeth, Bret Eynon, Hector Graciano and Nancy Gross, 2006. ePortfolio@LaGuardia: A Learning Project. In Transit. 1(2).
Easterling, Cal, Mark R. Hall and Gweth Holzmann, 2006. University-Wide ePortfolio: Infrastructure for a Culture of Evidence. [AAC&U Meeting Notes]. http://www.aacu.org/meetings/technology_learning/tech06/documents/ORU.pdf
Lorenzo, George and John Ittelson, 2005. An overview of e-portfolios. ELI Paper 1: 2005. Educause Learning Initiative. July. http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI3001.pdf
Miller. Ross and Wende Morgaine, 2009. The benefits of e-portfolios for students and faculty in their own words. Peer Review. Winter 2009, 11 (1). http://www.aacu.org/peerreview/pr-wi09/pr-wi09_benefits.cfm
Northeastern University’s e-portfolio pilot project.
Extensive bibliography from LaGuardia Community College: http://www.eportfolio.lagcc.cuny.edu/bibliography.html
Bergman, K., V.L. Porter; L. Poklop, S. Aman, S. Noyes, and J. F. Woolfson. Curriculum Improvement in Practice-Based Biology Programs Using Student E-Portfolios: A Progress Report. In: Proceedings of the National STEM Assessment Conference: Washington, DC, October 19-21 2006. Chief editors: Donald Deeds and Bruce Callen. Drury University 2007.
Clark, J. Elizabeth, 2009. E-portfolios at 2.0--Surveying the Field. Peer Review. Winter 2009, 11 (1). http://www.aacu.org/peerreview/pr-wi09/pr-wi09_eportfolios.cfm
Rodriguez, Max, 2007. My ePortfolio journey: Reflections on Praxis. In Transit. 2(1).