Electronic Portfolios 2.0
Emergent Research on Implementation and Impact

Paper: 978 1 57922 321 2 / $37.50
Published: March 2009  

Publisher: Stylus Publishing
224 pp., 8 1/2" x 11"
tables & figures
Higher education institutions of all kinds—across the United States and around the world—have rapidly expanded the use of electronic portfolios in a broad range of applications including general education, the major, personal planning, freshman learning communities, advising, assessing, and career planning.

Widespread use creates an urgent need to evaluate the implementation and impact of eportfolios. Using qualitative and quantitative methods, the contributors to this book—all of whom have been engaged with the Inter/National Coalition for Electronic Portfolio Research—have undertaken research on how eportfolios influence learning and the learning environment for students, faculty members, and institutions.

This book features emergent results of studies from 20 institutions that have examined effects on student reflection, integrative learning, establishing identity, organizational learning, and designs for learning supported by technology. It also describes how institutions have responded to multiple challenges in eportfolio development, from engaging faculty to going to scale.

These studies exemplify how eportfolios can spark disciplinary identity, increase retention, address accountability, improve writing, and contribute to accreditation. The chapters demonstrate the applications of eportfolios at community colleges, small private colleges, comprehensive universities, research universities, and a state system.

Table of Contents:
Acknowledgements; INTRODUCTION: On Transitions: Past to Present—Barbara Cambridge;

SECTION ONE: INTRODUCTION: REFLECTION IN ELECTRONIC PORTFOLIO PRACTICE 1) Reflection and Electronic Portfolios: Inventing the Self and Reinventing the University–Kathleen Blake Yancey, Florida State University; 2) Studying Student Reflection in an Electronic Portfolio Environment: An Inquiry in the Context of Practice–W. H. Rickards, Alverno College and Lauralee Guilbault; Using ePortfolios to Support Lifelong and Lifewide Learning–Helen L. Chen, Stanford University;

SECTION TWO: INTEGRATIVE LEARNING 4) Two Faces of Integrative Learning Online–Darren Cambridge, George Mason University; 5) Becoming ePortfolio Learners and Teachers–Julie Hughes, Wolverhampton University; 6) Making Connections: The LaGuardia ePortfolio–Bret Eynon, LaGuardia Community College; 7) Connecting Contexts and Competencies: Using ePortfolios for Integrative Learning–Tracy Penny Light, Bob Sproule, and Katherine Lithgow, University of Waterloo;

SECTION THREE: ESTABLISHING IDENTITIES: ROLES, COMPETENCIES, VALUES, AND OUTCOMES 8) Influencing Learning Through Faculty- and Student-Generated Outcome Assessment–Michael Day, Northern Illinois University; 9) The Promise of E-Portfolios for Institutional Assessment–Thomas S. Edwards and Colleen Burnham, Thomas College; 10) Demonstrating Intellectual Growth and Development: The IUPUI ePort–Sharon Hamilton and Susan Kahn, Indiana University, Indianapolis; 11) A Values-Driven ePortfolio Journey: Na Wa‘a–Judith Kirkpatrick, Tanya Renner, Lisa Kanae, and Kelli Goya, Kapiolani Community College; 12) E-Portfolios in an Undergraduate Psychology Research Experiences Program–Benjamin R. Stephens, Clemson University; 13) Perceptions of Teacher Candidates on ePortfolio Use–Neal W. Topp and Robert L. Goeman, University of Nebraska Omaha;

SECTION FOUR: ORGANIZATIONAL LEARNING: 14) Diffusing ePortfolios in Organizational Settings–Stephen R. Acker, The Ohio State University; 15) A Catalyst Without a Mandate: Building an ePortfolio Culture at the University of Washington–Tom Lewis and Janice Fournier, University of Washington; 16) Documenting the Outcomes of Learning–Milton D. Hakel and Erin N. Smith, Bowling Green University; 17) Sustaining Change through Student, Departmental, and Institutional Portfolios–Kathi A. Ketcheson, Portland State University

SECTON FIVE: ELECTRONIC PORTFOLIO TECHNOLOGY AND DESIGN FOR LEARNING 18) Technology and Change–Cara Lane, University of Washington; 19) Re-visioning Revision with ePortfolios in the University of Georgia First-year Composition Program–Christy Desmet, June Griffin, Deborah Church Miller, Ron Balthazor, and Robert Cummings, University of Georgia; 20) Moving eFolio Minnesota to the Next Generation: From Individual Portfolios to an Integrated Institutional Model–Lynette Olson, Lori Schroeder, and Paul Wasko, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities; 21) Assessing the Learning Potential of E-Portfolio Through Thinking Sheets–Mary Zamon and Debra Sprague, George Mason University; 22) The Maed English Education Electronic Portfolio Experience: What Preservice English Teachers Have to Teach Us About Eps and Reflection—Carl Y oung;

CONCLUSION: MOVING INTO THE FUTURE—Barbara Cambridge, Darren Cambridge, and Kathleen Yancey; Index.

About the Contributors and Editors

Reviews & Endorsements:
"The book contains a wealth of data from schools that have been pioneers in the use of electronic portfolios. The authors identify emerging new critical questions, challenges, and opportunities for further development of this genre. A school seeking to integrate this pedagogiecal strategy will find this to be a helpful reference volume."
- Jennifer R. Ayres, McCormick Theological Seminary , Teaching Theology and Religion