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Research & Resources

This is a growing list of articles, books, quotes and other resources about digital portfolios.

Constructing a Professional Identity: Connecting College and Career Through ePortfolios  
 by Leslie Cordie, Jamie Sailors, Becky Barlow, and John S. Kush, Auburn University
"Students who identify the narrative themes running through their
experiences, and use those themes to develop an online presence, are able to reflect, construct, and
articulate a professional identity through the ePortfolio. Students then can answer the critical
question posed by employers, “Tell me about yourself.”"
Catalyst in Action: Case Studies of High-Impact ePortfolio Practice
Eynon, Bret, editor.; Gambino, Laura M., editor. 2018
"In Catalyst in Action, teams of faculty and college leaders detail their experiences exploring and testing the Framework on their campuses. Working with diverse groups of students in a broad range of disciplines and settings, the case study authors put Eynon and Gambino’s integrative strategies into practice. Catalyst in Action shares their findings and their insights"

Field Guide to Eportfolio
A community-sourced, peer-reviewed, global, and digital
effort to define a field of professional practice. A Collaborative of the
Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning (AAEEBL);
the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U);
the International Journal of ePortfolio (IJeP); and
Electronic Portfolio Action and Communication (EPAC) Community of Practice

High-Impact ePortfolio Practice: A Catalyst for Student, Faculty, and Institutional Learning 
by Bret Eynon (Author), Laura M. Gambino (Author), George D. Kuh (Foreword) 
"In High Impact ePortfolio Practice, Eynon and Gambino outlined the Catalyst Framework, spotlighting the strategies needed to launch, build and sustain a “high-impact” ePortfolio practice. Linking integrative social pedagogy to technology, assessment and professional development, the Catalyst Framework offers guiding principles and classroom-based ePortfolio practices that improve student success, deepen the student learning experience, and catalyze learning-centered institutional change."

The Dark Side of Higher Ed's ePortfolios
The evolution of the ePortfolio from inspiring to an EAP—and whether or not it will survive.

AePR The AAEEBL ePortfolio Review 
This issue is all about reflection. "In the use of ePortfolio, reflection allows the learner to further contemplate past events and tie them to current activities and
acts to broaden the learning environment." Cindy P. Stevens & David R. Dannenberg, Co-Executive Editors
AePR Vol. 1 Issue 2 - April 2017

Maximizing the Function of Student Eportfolios
"Analysis of students’ eportfolios and written reflections highlight how eportfolios can be used for the four following purposes: reflection, communication, developing professional identity, and demonstrated learning."

Professional Development for High-Impact Eportfolio Process
Professional development is particularly critical for successful eportfolio practice. Eportfolio technology is simple to learn, but integrative eportfolio pedagogy takes time and support to master. Since eportfolio practice is most effective when students use it to connect learning across courses, disciplines, and semesters, eportfolio projects must move beyond “early adopters,” engaging a broader group of faculty and staff to construct shared purpose and coordinated design.
Eportfolios: Supporting Reflection and Deep Learning in High-Impact Practices 
 the implementation of eportfolios was a means for supporting several functions: (1) as an opportunity for students to reflect on and integrate their academic and cocurricular work; (2) as the focus of advising conversations about a student’s plans, progress, and achievements; (3) as the creative opportunity for an “enhanced resume” for job and graduate school interviews; and (4) as an assessment tool for students, their departments, and the college. 
E-Portfolio: The LMS for Students
AAEEBL President Trent Batson explains the evolving role of e-portfolio technology in higher education.
5 Lessons Worth Learning About E-Portfolios
The University of Alaska Anchorage shares best practices from its institution-wide electronic portfolio implementation and new approaches to gain rapid traction among faculty and students.

Exploring the “E”
"...the “glue” that holds experience and learning together."
Experience, evidence, and engagement

Engaging Today's Learners: Students and ePortfolio
"In other words, the message should be about the ways that ePortfolios are personally significant and relevant to students both in the context of the course, program, or institution but also to their overall learning, individual goals, and identity development." This is a posting of Tomorrow's Professor, a mailing list sponsored by the Stanford Center for Teaching and Learning.
4 Common E-Portfolio Mistakes To Avoid 
Electronic portfolio projects have great potential to impact learning, assessment, and professional development. Yet expanding e-portfolios campuswide and sustaining the program isn't easy. Here are four pitfalls to watch out for.

Campus Conversations: A Series by Trent Batson

We find that in a culture of mutual support, we can focus on pedagogy first and let the technology catch up with us, which is how it should be, rather than the other way around.
~ Michael Moore, DePaul University

Why Large-Scale E-Portfolios Make Sense - 07/09/2014
A new initiative at the University of Alaska Anchorage aims to roll out campuswide e-portfolios by 2015, with the potential to go even broader on the horizon.

Full article in Campus Technology

Collect, Curate and Carry Forward Digital Learning Evidence an AAEBL Initiative
Deploy tools that enable all students to curate rich evidence of learning

 International Journal of ePortfolio
". . . to encourage the study of practices and pedagogies associated with ePortfolio in educational settings . . ."

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