Crossing the threshold: moving e-portfolios into the mainstream
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Of interest to managers and practitioners involved in implementing e-portfolios in further and higher education, Crossing the Threshold synthesises guidance on wide-scale implementation of e-portfolios from the JISC e-Portfolio Implementation Toolkit and video case studies, Stories of e-Portfolio Implementation.
What the publication offers
Despite pockets of good practice across the disciplines, wide-scale adoption of e-portfolios across further and higher education institutions has been less commonly achieved, and where large-scale implementation has occurred, little has been shared to inform the work of others. Now a JISC-funded e-Portfolio Implementation Toolkit and a series of institutional video case studies have brought together information and guidance from institutions with experience of e-portfolio implementation to assist universities, colleges and other organisations planning to mainstream their use of e-portfolios.
Crossing the Threshold is a short publication which follows the stages of a typical implementation journey, synthesising insights and guidance from the toolkit and supporting case studies to form a summary of good practice at each stage of the process. The aim is to assist readers in accessing more detailed information in the online resources by providing links to or quotes from relevant material.
The JISC e-Portfolio Implementation Toolkit was developed by the University of Nottingham from the earlier JISC-funded ePI study and draws on the experiences of 18 case study institutions in the UK, Australia and New Zealand to form a much-needed comprehensive and authoritative guide to wide-scale e-portfolio implementation.
Five of the case study institutions subsequently recorded their stories on video in a series of short clips entitled Stories of e-Portfolio Implementation which yield personal insights into the challenges and benefits of e-portfolio implementation.
Further information about JISC publications and resources on e-portfolios is available on the e-Portfolios Overview page.