A UK report investigating the impact that e-portfolios can have on learners in schools, further education, higher education and work-based learning. Case studies of eight e-portfolio projects were created. Findings relating to the impact of e-portfolio systems on learning outcomes and processes and commencing and sustaining e-portfolio development were drawn from cross case analysis.
This Australian project researched ePortfolios in education, employment and community. Outputs include a report providing an overview and analysis of the national and international ePortfolio contexts, types of ePortfolios used in Australian higher education, issues relating to ePortfolio implementation, and guidance about future opportunities for ePortfolio development.
This suite of five brochures for different audiences is designed to answer questions about e-portfolios use in the vocational education and training system, but would be widely applicable across all educational settings.
The aim of this European project is to develop a set of measures for the use of e-portfolios in different contexts in order to strengthen the self-esteem of young learners to avoid the issue of them dropping out of the formal education system. Includes useful introductions to ePortfolios in different settings (schools, higher education, vocational counselling) and a good set of tutorials.
A follow-up rfrom the Australian ePortfolio Project - www.eportfoliopractice.qut.edu.au
Excerpt from a Flexible Learning Framework article about the report -
This report provides a valuable comparison of how the higher education (HE) and vocational education and training (VET) sectors are using e-portfolios.
The report shows that VET is more practical in its use of e-portfolios for assessment and is more likely to use e-portfolios to develop CVs and gain recognition of prior learning (RPL) and employment. HE, on the other hand, uses e-portfolios for reflective learning and demonstrating professional skills.
The study also found that HE staff were twice as likely to develop their own e-portfolio compared with VET staff, and that HE was more likely to use PebblePad as a dedicated e-portfolio system, whereas VET was more likely to use Mahara.
This UK resource covers the main drivers, purposes, processes, perspectives and issues around ePortfolios, and showcasing their project activity. It includes 'Effective Practice with e-Portfolios' a guide to current good practice in the use of ePortfolios as a support to learning and as an aid to progression to the next stage of education or to employment.
This Twine (a social bookmarking tool) contains links to a range of resources that myself, and other people who have joined the Twine have located from around the Globe. There is a range of papers, multimedia, case studies, and tools.
The Australian Flexible Learning Framework (Framework) is the e-learning strategy for the vocational education and training (VET) sector. Their ePortfolios site includes useful resources, news, events and a blog.