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Conefrey, Theresa – International Journal of ePortfolio, 2017
Although an increasing number of first-generation students are beginning tertiary education, many are not completing their degrees. In an attempt to improve retention and graduation rates, learning communities responsive to the unique needs of first-generation students are becoming more common. This paper explores the implementation of ePortfolios…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Program Implementation, Electronic Publishing, Portfolios (Background Materials)
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Bowman, Jim; Lowe, Barbara J.; Sabourin, Katie; Sweet, Catherine Salomon – International Journal of ePortfolio, 2016
Recognizing the importance of meaningful reflective writing as an integral component to the portfolios used in the first-year program (FYP), faculty questioned whether a newly developed electronic portfolio offered any pedagogical benefits over the existing traditional paper portfolio. Of particular interest for this work was whether the use of…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Freshman Composition, Electronic Publishing, Portfolios (Background Materials)
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Gallagher, Chris W.; Poklop, Laurie L. – International Journal of ePortfolio, 2014
This article reports on a three-year investigation into how and to what extent ePortfolios sponsor teacher and student learning about audience in first-year writing classes at a mid-sized research university. Through interviews with students and instructors and detailed analysis of students' ePortfolios, we found that, more often than not, the…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Portfolios (Background Materials), Portfolio Assessment, Skill Development
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Snider, Evan; McCarthy, Alex – International Journal of ePortfolio, 2012
This case study of two international students, coupled with artifact analysis of 22 eportfolios and observations of the authors as participant researchers, closely explores the ways in which students attempt to self-represent within one particular system (Sakai) and institutional context (Virginia Tech). Using artifacts (the participants'…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Foreign Students, Electronic Publishing, Portfolios (Background Materials)
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Peacock, Susi; Murray, Sue; Scott, Alison; Kelly, Jacquie – International Journal of ePortfolio, 2011
This article reports findings of a study based in Scotland that explored healthcare learners' experiences of feedback and ePortfolios. Feedback is a highly complex, multi-dimensional phenomenon, and healthcare learners consider it essential for their learning, recognizing that without it patient safety may be compromised. This study sought to…
Descriptors: Role, Transformative Learning, Portfolios (Background Materials), Allied Health Occupations Education