Engaged Learning - US Presentation
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.
Suggested ePortfolio Conferences
The 10th ePortfolio and Identity Conference
London, UK, July 8-10, 2013
Birmingham, UK, July 4-5, 2013
AAEEBL Annual ePortfolio Conference
Boston, USA, July 29 - August 1, 2013
2014 Eportfolio Forum (EportfForum)
La Trobe University (Bundoora Campus), Melbourne, Australia, 1 October 2014
Forum hashtag: #eportforum
Engineering ePortfolio Examples
These were developed for a Canadian Engineering Education Association conference. Examples of ePortfolios for other fields can be provided.
Michael Kopera (Warwick student - philosophical)
Rhys Jones (Warwick student)
Brian Ferguson (Thayer alum - Tripod SW "a bit noisy" with ads)
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)
Some institutions using Mahara
RPL and Assessment for Credit
Athabasca is Canada's open university. The university's Centre for Learning Accreditation, which has an international reputation for portfolio-based RPL, changed their focus from paper to electronic portfolios in 2011, with the adoption of the open source Mahara eportfolio.
Although they still accept paper portfolios, over 90% of portfolio submissions are now electronic.
(links to instructions and a fictional example, using a simple format)
(the example above further granularized by the author, with permission)
Increasingly, academic institutions seeking accrediation must support outcomes-based learning. This has become a key business driver for ePortfolios, since instrcutors, 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
The Future of Electronic Portfolios: Do They Help with Accreditation?
Downloadable PPT Presentation
ePortfolios and Open Education
Open education and MOOCs will require new forms of assessment. This can drive the need for eportfolios for knowledge portability (as a Personal Learning Environment/archive that can travel from one learning opportunity to another) and flexible "arguments for accreditation".
This panel discussion, which took place at the OER Forum in Vancouver, BC on October 12, 2012, helps frame a new environment for eportfolios.
What has to happen within institutions, and how do we further open practices? (models, practices, structures, policies)
- Cable Green, Creative Commons
- Alan Davis, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
- Brian Lamb, Thompson Rivers University
View larger version: http://open.bccampus.ca/summary/