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Effective practice with e-portfolios: how can the UK experience inform implementation?
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology (2010)
  • Gordon Joyes, University of Nottingham
  • Lisa Gray
  • Elizabeth A Hartnell-Young, University of Nottingham
Abstract

This paper introduces the background to the JISC work within the e-portfolio domain in the UK and presents an overview of past and current activities and the drivers for these developments. This is followed by a review of JISC’s approach to drawing out the learning and implications for e-portfolio practice from this extensive collection of work and its dissemination. The analysis of twenty one recently funded projects involving the use of e-portfolios in the UK is introduced. The findings suggest that eportfolio implementation is particularly complex in part due to the number of stakeholders involved, the contexts in which e-portfolios can be applied and the number of purposes they can have. This research suggests that there are threshold concepts related to e-portfolio implementation and that developing an understanding of effective practice is not straightforward. However a means of supporting this understanding is suggested

Keywords
  • Learning,
  • Portfolios,
  • Portfolio practice,
  • e- portfolios
Publication Date
2010
Citation Information
Gordon Joyes, Lisa Gray and Elizabeth A Hartnell-Young. "Effective practice with e-portfolios: how can the UK experience inform implementation?" Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 26 Iss. 1 (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/elizabeth_hartnell-young/3/