The Connect to Learning Project findings support three emergent propositions:
At a growing number of campuses with sustained ePortfolio initiatives, student ePortfolio usage correlates with higher levels of student success as measured by pass rates, GPA and retention.
Helping students reflect on learning across academic and co-curricular experiences, ePortfolio practices transform the learning experience. Advancing higher order thinking and integrative learning, the connective ePortfolio helps students construct purposeful identities as learners.
Focusing attention on student learning, promoting connection across departments and divisions, ePortfolio initiatives can catalyze campus cultural and structural change, helping institutions move towards becoming adaptive learning organizations.
Click here to read the full essay examining the C2L findings, “What Difference Can ePortfolio Make? A Field Report from the Connect to Learning Project” in a special research issue of the International Journal of ePortfolio (IJeP) co-sponsored by the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U).