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ERIC Number: EJ1107869
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2157-622X
Developing a Pathway for an Institution Wide ePortfolio Program
Posey, Laurie; Plack, Margaret M.; Snyder, Robert
International Journal of ePortfolio, v5 n1 p75-92 2015
A grassroots committee of faculty and administrators from eight academic and student service units at the George Washington University used a five-phase process to identify the ePortfolio needs of its diverse community; select appropriate technologies to support the breadth of functions required; perform usability studies; pilot test the platform; and evaluate the outcomes of this process. The ad hoc committee identified a wide range of unique uses of ePortfolios, including: facilitating reflection and critical thinking; documenting student learning and program outcomes for accreditation purposes; facilitating advisement; and highlighting student skills and accomplishments for potential employers and graduate schools. As a result of these grassroots efforts, the Office of the Provost funded a pilot test for 1000 participants to use the selected ePortfolio solution. Key outcomes of the process include assessing the feasibility of a unified, university-wide ePortfolio platform; creating a structure for a centralized approach to faculty and student development; and obtaining data to support future decision-making regarding long-term adoption of the ePortfolio platform. Further, the work of the committee led to the development of a learning community comprised of ePortfolio champions and early adopters, which will be critical to the potential long-term, university-wide adoption of ePortfolios.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia
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