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Jones, Beata; Leverenz, Carrie – International Journal of ePortfolio, 2017
Antoine de Saint-Exupery said, "If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea." This article presents a pedagogical approach for framing a digital-identity-enhancing ePortfolio that maximizes student engagement and…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Electronic Publishing, Technology Uses in Education, Story Telling
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Clancy, Mary; Gardner, Jessica – International Journal of ePortfolio, 2017
This article chronicles the development of a portfolio system used primarily to assess special education high school students on a variety of traditional and non-traditional standards and skills. Developing, capturing, sharing, and assessing student learning can be problematic when traditional testing or classroom assessment methods are not an…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Special Education, Portfolio Assessment, High School Students
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Kelly-Riley, Diane; Elliot, Norbert; Rudniy, Alex – International Journal of ePortfolio, 2016
This research focuses on ePortfolio assessment strategies that yield important accountability and reporting information. Under foundational categories of reliability, validity, and fairness, we present methods of gathering evidence from ePortfolio scores and their relationship to demographic information (gender, race/ethnicity, and socio-economic…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Portfolio Assessment, Evaluation Methods, Accountability
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Bokser, Julie A.; Brown, Sarah; Chaden, Caryn; Moore, Michael; Cleary, Michelle Navarre; Reed, Susan; Seifert, Eileen; Zecker, Liliana Barro; Wozniak, Kathryn – International Journal of ePortfolio, 2016
Research has suggested ePortfolios reveal and support students' metacognition, that is, their awareness, tracking, and evaluation of their learning over time. However, due to the wide variety of purposes and audiences for ePortfolios, it has been unclear whether there might be common criteria for identifying and assessing metacognition in…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Portfolios (Background Materials), Electronic Publishing, Student Evaluation
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Buente, Wayne; Winter, Jenifer Sunrise; Kramer, Hanae; Dalisay, Francis; Hill, Yao Zhang; Buskirk, Patricia Amaral – International Journal of ePortfolio, 2015
This article details a case of using ePortfolios in the evaluation process and assessment of the Department of Communication at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. The program is guided by seven SLOs (student learning outcomes), which are demonstrable skills or abilities that students are expected to possess before receiving their degrees. The SLO…
Descriptors: Portfolio Assessment, Portfolios (Background Materials), Electronic Publishing, Degree Requirements
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Hains-Wesson, Rachael; Wakeling, Lara; Aldred, Peter – International Journal of ePortfolio, 2014
This paper describes an ePortfolio implementation strategy at Federation University Australia, Victoria (formerly the University of Ballarat). The authors combined a personal and practical viewpoint to elicit pitfalls, challenges, and recommendations for improvement. The paper is divided into three main areas in order to outline the experiments…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Portfolios (Background Materials), Portfolio Assessment, Electronic Publishing
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Buyarski, Catherine A.; Landis, Cynthia M. – International Journal of ePortfolio, 2014
ePortfolios have been looked to as a tool for the direct assessment of student learning. Because the evidence used for assessment is actual student work, ePortfolios provide a view of learning that is not available through traditional methodologies such as student surveys and exams. This research examined 47 student ePortfolios completed as part…
Descriptors: First Year Seminars, Evaluation Methods, Portfolio Assessment, Electronic Publishing
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Bell, Charlie; White, Julie – International Journal of ePortfolio, 2013
Tocal College, as part of New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (DPI), provides training in agriculture and related disciplines across NSW and Australia. Tocal College delivers a wide range of full time, short course, and distance education courses, along with publications and study support materials. The rural and related industries in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Agricultural Education, Distance Education, Industry
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Janosik, Steven M.; Frank, Tara E. – International Journal of ePortfolio, 2013
Ten second-year master's students in a higher education program participated in this study, which was designed to assess their experience with an electronic portfolio that had been introduced recently as a primary component of their comprehensive exam. This qualitative study used a focus group and long-interview methods for data collection.…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Portfolio Assessment, Masters Programs, Graduate Students
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Appling, Jeffrey; Gancar, Jessica; Hughes, Shiree; Saad, Alex – International Journal of ePortfolio, 2012
A study of undergraduate student experience with class syllabi revealed several concerns for improvement in areas directly related to General Education and assessment strategies using electronic portfolios. We report several student interests and suggestions, including the need for consistent syllabi that contain information designed to promote…
Descriptors: General Education, Course Descriptions, Student Experience, Undergraduate Students
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Whitworth, Jerry; Deering, Thomas; Hard, Samuel; Jones, Steven – International Journal of ePortfolio, 2011
This study explored the perceptions of school administrators and teacher educators regarding the effective use of portfolios in the process of hiring new teachers. Three questions helped to focus this study: (1) What are the perceptions of school administrators and teacher educators regarding the value and use of portfolios in the employment of…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Educators, Attitude Measures