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Scaling Up: Growing Effective ePortfolio Initiatives
Launching a campus ePortfolio initiative is no guarantee of success. On some campuses, ePortfolio projects grow and thrive; others stagnate or disappear altogether. What are the strategies that effective ePortfolio leaders use to launch and grow the use of ePortfolio at their institution? In what ways do these leaders connect ePortfolio use to key institutional structures and processes? How do these connections help catalyze growth and learning across an institution?

Scaling Strategies and ePortfolio as a Catalyst for Change
Developing and scaling ePortfolio initiatives poses challenging design problems, because ePortfolio practices must straddle established and emerging paradigms of higher education. Bridging these paradigms, the process of scaling an ePortfolio initiative can advance the emergence of a new vision for higher education.


Ten Core Scaling Up Strategies
Reviewing campus practices across the Connect to Learning network, our analysis identified a set of ten widely used Core Strategies that teams use to scale their initiatives.

Click here to read Core Strategies 1-5.
Click here to read Core Strategies 6-10

Leadership Videos

Pace University’s key scaling up strategies include working with a diverse leadership team, including variety of stakeholders from across the institution, and getting help from their institutional research office in running reports on their assessment pilots.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=VzPIC1iEd1U

University of Delaware ‘s key scaling up strategies include obtaining and analyzing data on their assessment of teaching and learning portfolios in order to improve programs and general education outcomes.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=VzPIC1iEd1U

Tunxis Community College’s key scaling up strategies include connecting ePortfolio pedagogy to gen ed outcomes assessment and programmatic outcomes assessment
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=bH2LDhpAck4

IUPUI ‘s key scaling up strategies include building a strong connection to Student Affairs, in order to best capture student experiences in- and outside the classroom.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=4zxpdzcMhfE

NEU’s key scaling up strategies include connecting ePortoflio with integrative and social pedagogies and within the portfolio leadership team forge a shared understanding of ePortfolio as social pedagogy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ECmoQbiRXKg

Virginia Tech’s key scaling up strategies include the use of reflection within all aspects of the ePortfolio project and the alignment of ePortfolio technology with pedagogy and assignments.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=cX74Inp0fEA

Engaging Students

http://c2l.mcnrc.org/student-eportfolio-samples/

Building an ePortfolio Culture

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Articles related to Scaling Up

Arcario, P., Eynon, B., & Luccia, L. (2011). The power of peers: New ways for students to support students.In J. Summerfield, & C. Smith (Eds.), Making Teaching and Learning Matter: Transformative spaces in higher education. New York, NY: Springer.

Bass, R. (2014). “The Next Whole Thing in Higher Education.” Manuscript submitted for publication. Peer Review. Winter 2014.

Eynon, B., Gambino, L. & Torok, J. (2014). “Completion, Quality and Change – The Difference ePortfolio Makes.” Manuscript submitted for publication. Peer Review. Winter 2014.

Cox, R., Beers, M., Love, M.B., Malik, S. & Shada, A. (2014). ”Portraits of Learning: Comprehensive Assessment through ePortfolios in the Metro Academies Project.” Manuscript submitted for publication. Peer Review. Winter 2014.

Gambino, Laura M. (2011). Tunxis Community College ePortfolio Project Evaluation Report.
Gambino, L. (2014). “Putting ePortfolio at the Center of Our Learning: Creating a New Community College.” Manuscript submitted for publication. Peer Review. Winter 2014.

Kahn, S. (2014). “ePortfolios: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re (Possibly) Going. ” Manuscript submitted for publication. Peer Review. Winter 2014.

Kuh, G., Kinzie, J., Schuh, J.H., & Whitt, E. (2005). Never Let it Rest: Lessons about student Success from High-Performing Colleges and Universities. Change, July/August 2005.

Kuh, G., Kinzie, J., Schuh, J.H., & Whitt, E. (2005, 2010).Student Success in College: Creating Conditions that Matter. George Kuh, et. al.. Wiley and Sons.

Penny Light, T., Chen, H., & Ittelson, J. C. (2012). Using ePortfolios to Support Assessment. In T. Penny Light,H. Chen, & J. C. Ittelson, Documenting Learning with ePortfolios (pp. 95-104). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Rafeldt, L. (2014). “Reflection Builds 21st Century Professionals: ePortfolio and Nursing Education at Three Rivers Community College.” Manuscript submitted for publication. Peer Review. Winter 2014.

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