ePortfolio as a Technology: How Can Platforms Make a Difference?

Summary:

Is ePortfolio a technology? In what ways? What are the features of an effective ePortfolio platform? How do successful campuses select and support their platform? Or, to put it another way, how can ePortfolio technology make a difference in advancing student, faculty and institutional learning?

Experienced ePortfolio practitioners know that, in general, “pedagogy drives technology” and that meaningful ePortfolio practices involve a complex interplay among teaching, learning and technology. ePortfolio technology can play a critical role in supporting — or, in some cases, hindering — campus efforts to realize ePortfolio’s transformative potential.

The “e” can make a difference across the various layers of an institution – for students, faculty, staff, and administrators. Selecting the “right” ePortfolio platform can make student learning visible and facilitate a campus-wide focus on pedagogy and student development.

C2Ls analysis of ePortfolio technology discusses the importance of the platform selection process and examines the ways ePortfolio technology can deepen student learning, professional development and outcomes assessment.

ePortfolio as a Technology: How Can Platforms Make a Difference?

Collective, deliberate thinking about institutional goals and priorities helps campuses select an appropriate and effective ePortfolio platform to support student learning and integrative pedagogy, faculty and staff engagement, and institutional practices and processes.

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