The Educational Potential of e-Portfolios Supporting Personal Development and Reflective Learning
E-portfolios are a valuable learning and assessment tool. They can serve as an administrative tool to manage and organise work, to present course assignments and act as the medium for learners to record their learning goals, outcomes and achievements. They encourage personal reflection and involve the exchange of ideas and feedback.
Using technology in this way supports students' abilities in using and exploiting technology for professional and personal purposes, enabling any time, any place learning and peer learning and facilitating the provision of tutor feedback.
e-Portfolios is a comprehensive, practical guide for lecturers and staff developers who need to know more about the development of purposeful e-portfolios for supporting students in reflecting on their learning.
1. What is an e-Portfolio? 2. Getting Started with e-Portfolios 3. Designing Courses Round e-Learning and e-Portfolios 4. Using the e-Portfolio as a Means of Providing Formative Feedback on Student Learning Processes 5. e-Portfolios and Inclusive Learning and Teaching Practice 6. e-Portfolios to Support Staff Professional Development 7. On-Line Resources for Creative Use of Technology
'The book is a really good place to start researching the potential of embarking on eportfolio adventures. It successfully provides practical and theoretical information to potential new users so they can make an informed decision as to whether eportfolios could enhance the learning experience for their students' -Escalate, July 16, 2008
"The book’s content, organization, and accessibility make it a must-read for any instructor, manager, or individual interested in using e-portfolios as a tool for personal development and reflective learning." – Technical Communication, Volume 55, Number 3, August 2008