Identifying, documenting and understanding the processes involved in e-portfolio use and implementation
4 years and 4 months
Ended 12 Sep 2012100%
During 2008–2012, our work on e-portfolios helped reduce barriers to implementation and established e-portfolios as vital tools for learning.
Through a range of accessible studies and resources, we developed an understanding of what e-portfolios are, how they add value to learning and how best to implement them.
Our effective practice guide combined discussion of e-portfolios and the processes underlying e-portfolio production with case studies from UK organisations. Our detailed guide expands on the background to e-portfolios, and the drivers and issues relating to their use, while our quick guide, getting started with e-portfolios, provides a useful starting point for those new to e-portfolios.
We also explored the potential for e-portfolios in formative and summative assessment and developed the LEAP2A specification to enable students to transfer their data between e-portfolio systems when moving on to a new college, university or work provider.
You may also be interested in Crossing the threshold: moving e-portfolios into the mainstream, a companion guide to our implementation toolkit.
Find out more
Our archived webpage e-portfolios: an overview outlines the different strands of our e-portfolio work. You can also learn more from our archived webpages about our e-portfolio projects and our work on e-portfolio interoperability under the e-learning capital programme [via the UK Government Web Archive].
In 2019, we have added further case studies on e-portfolio practice in UK colleges and universities in a new guide, how to enhance student learning, progression and employability with e-portfolios. This guide, which looks at e-portfolios from the learner’s perspective, evidences the continuing importance of e-portfolios in employability, apprenticeships and authentic and reflective forms of learning and assessment.
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This project ran until autumn 2012