ePortfolios for Engineering

by Don Presant
Tags: Engineering, ePEng

This page was prepared to support a presentation at the third annual Canadian Engineering Education Association conference in Winnipeg Canada, June 2012.

This page is part of Don Presant's ePortfolio. Links were working at the time of presentation.


Download the Condensed Conference Paper

Engineering ePortfolio Examples

Rebecca Samuelson (Virginia Tech student - imaginative presentation)
Michael Kopera (Warwick student - philosophical)
Rhys Jones (Warwick student)
Jennifer Johnson (Clemson student)
Brian Ferguson (Thayer alum - Tripod SW "a bit noisy" with ads)
Yoon-Ki Park (Thayer alum - PDF only)
Stephen Epstein (Virginia Tech student)
Michelle Fuhrman (Notre Dame student - Google site, well organized - PDF evidence)
Steve Sanyshyn (Broome Community College - Civil Engineering Technology student - Digication)
Omar Garcia Navarro (La Guardia CC student)
Justin Garner (Texas A&M student - ABET outcomes for graduates)
Mark Kaye (Elizabethtown College student)

Engineer Edgar (Curtin University exemplar - a good idea, but incomplete)
Rommuel Paragas (Career Portfolio Manitoba - fictional exemplar of an internationally educated engineering technologist)

Noah's Humanitarian Engineering ePortfolio (Penn State graduate)
Rob Davis P.E. (in the workforce)


Institutional Accreditation

Increasingly, academic institutions seeking accrediation must support outcomes-based learning. This has become a key business driver for ePortfolios, since instructors, departments and institutions are now seeking to capture authentic examples of student learning.

ePortfolios for Accreditation
ePortfolio California is a community of practice for ePortfolio

at California State University
Includes good Merlot links

The Future of Electronic Portfolios: Do They Help with Accreditation?
Downloadable PPT Presentation


Internationally Trained Engineers

Kelly, V. 2010 Engineering Language Portfolio - Curriculum Development, Assessment & Pilot Summary Report.
Shortened link: http://bit.ly/ItEZRW
Short (4pg) report from the Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers

Chudnovskaya K., Kelly V. 2010. Engineering Communication Language Portfolio – Facilitator’s Manualhttp://www.atesl.ca/Resources/docs/ECLP_Facilitator_Manual_ed_VK20.pdf
No mention of eportfolio (!) but useful


Key References

Penny Light, T., Chen, H., Ittelson, J. Documenting Learning with ePortfolios - A Guide for College Instructors. John Wiley and Sons, 2012. ISBN 978-0-470-63620-6

Davies, S. Effective Assessment in a Digital Age. Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) 2010.

Gray, L. Effective Practice with ePortfolios. Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) 2008.

ePortfolio Implementation Toolkit and Video Case Studies (JISC 2012)


Helpful papers

Curated References

Turns J., Sattler B., Eliot M., Kilgore D., Mobrand K. 2012. Preparedness Portfolios and Portfolio Studios. The International Journal of ePortfolio 1 (2)  http://www.theijep.com/pdf/IJEP33.pdf

Eliot E., Turns J. 2011. "Constructing Professional Portfolios: Sense-Making and Professional Identity Development for Engineering Undergraduates" Journal of Engineering Education 100 (4) http://www.jee.org/2011/October/02

Louis R.A. & McNair, L.D. 2011. Graduate student identity in engineering and education: The creation of an identity construct. ePIC 2011: ePortfolio and Identity Conference Proceedings pp. 213-220. http://www.epforum.eu/proceedings/epic-2011-1/view

Wolf P., Stiver W. 2011. Graduate Attributes: Intentional Mapping and Assessment Portfolios Proceedings of the Canadian Engineering Education Association http://library.queensu.ca/ojs/index.php/PCEEA/article/view/3572

Kane L. 2010. "ePortfolios: a novel way to assess engineering interns" (Australian National University) Diary of an Educational Developer blog entry with links to poster and handout http://laurenkane1.blogspot.ca/2010/11/eportfolios-novel-way-to-assess.html
This eportfolio project was not continued.

Botterill M. 2010. Engaging Engineering: Introducing eportfolios into a first year Engineering course. (case study) PebbleBash 2010 - Publications http://www.pebblepad.co.uk/pp2010/cs30.pdf

Sterne H. 2010. A conversion among the pebbles? Using an eportfolio to support PDP with year 2 Electronic Engineering students. (case study) PebbleBash 2010 - Publications http://www.pebblepad.co.uk/pp2010/cs25.pdf

Bass R. and Eynon B. 2009. Electronic Portfolios: a Path to the Future of Learning The Wired Campus blog in The Chronicle of higher Education http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/electronic-portfolios-a-path-to-the-future-of-learning/4582

Eynon,B. 2009. “It Helped Me See a New Me”: ePortfolio, Learning and Change at LaGuardia Community College Academic Commons http://www.academiccommons.org/commons/essay/eportfolio-learning-and-change
Great discussion of eportfoliosat La Guardia which features an eportfolio of an engineering student.

Fishbein J. 2009. "The Global Engineer: An Implementation of Outcomes-based Accreditation Requirements"
Proceedings of CDEN 2009  http://www.cden2009.org/Docs/All-CDEN-C2E2-papers.pdf

Gachago, D. 2008. University of Edinburgh CSE ePortfolio pilots 2007/2008 – student feedback (report).http://www.scieng.ed.ac.uk/LTStrategy/resources/ePortfolio%20feedback%20pilots%202008%20report%20v0.5.pdf

Stiver W., An J., Millen B., Connors R., Sorensen K. 2008. Development of an Engineering #ePortfolio System Proceedings of the Canadian Engineering Education Association http://library.queensu.ca/ojs/index.php/PCEEA/article/view/3729
Same UGuelph project reported on in 2011 above.

Halstead A. and Sutherland S. 2006. ePortfolio: A Means Of Enhancing Employability and The Professional Development Of Engineers EE2006: International Conference on Innovation, Good Practice and Research in Engineering Education pp. 201-205 http://www.ee2006.info/docs/10.pdf

McNair L., Paretti M., Knott M., Wolfe M.L. 2006. Work in Progress: Using #ePortfolio to Define, Teach, and Assess ABET Professional Skills. 36th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference http://fie-conference.org/fie2006/papers/1782.pdf

Tosh D., Penny Light T., Fleming K., Haywood J. 2005. "Engagement with Electronic Portfolios: Challenges from the Student Perspective" Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology 31(3) http://www.cjlt.ca/index.php/cjlt/article/view/97/91

Knott T. W., Lohani V. K. , Griffin Jr. O.H., Loganathan G.V., Adel G. T., Wildman T. M. 2004 Bridges for Engineering Education: Exploring ePortfolios in Engineering Education at Virginia Tech (2003 pilot) Proceedings of the 2004 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition SHORTENED URL: http://bit.ly/HsVALe


Uncurated References

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Creating a Work Portfolio - tips for engineers in Graduating Engineer & Computer Careers

Engineers Canada - Competency Based Assessment http://www.engineerscanada.ca/e/pj_competency.cfm

 University of Toronto Engineering: Update Your To Be Considered for Faculty Scholarships

 And here's the link to iportfolio at Curtin University http://bit.ly/Iye6li #eportfolio

Engineers Canada - Guideline on CPD & Continuing Competence for Professional Engineers another element for #eportfolio http://bit.ly/HTibdL

Engineers Canada - Competency Based Assessment (Alternative Methods of Licensure project) - element of #eportfolio http://bit.ly/HXLbo2

Quality Improvement Agency - "CPD into action: Engineering" Incl diagrams & further links - IfL is author? #eportfolio http://bit.ly/IaYPDk