What is an ePortfolio?

An ePortfolio is an evolving electronic/online resource that acts to record, store and archive the artefacts of learning and reflection for an individual learner. An ePortfolio has the potential to demonstrate professional and personal growth, exemplify evidence-based practice and provide a planning space for future professional development needs and experiences. (Hallam et al 2008)

Why would I use an ePortfolio?

ePortfolios can be used as a tool for structuring learning across a degree and providing opportunities for students to reflect on their learning. Quicker and more comprehensive feedback can be provided within ePortfolios via various assessment tasks and the rubrics associated with them. This information can also be mapped to graduate attributes, accreditation competencies, or learning outcomes to facilitate students’ learning and reporting requirements.

How can I Implement an ePortfolio in my Course or Program?

  1. Program Leads with an interest in discussing use of the ePortfolio in their programs should submit a Request to Meet to the eLearning Systems and Support team, completing the provided sub-headings in the email body.
  2. Please view the ePortfolio software features video (YouTube, 16m 24s) and read the Implementation process overview.

Note:

  • Semester 1 deployment cutoff for Request to Meet is end of Semester 2, O'Week of the previous year. 
  • Semester 2 and Summer Semester deployment cutoff for Request to Meet is end of Semester 1, O'Week.

Other Considerations

InPlace, the UQ Placement software should be used for administration tasks such as submission of pre-placement documentation and attendance sheet in placement courses.

Case Studies

Dr Norman Ng

Dr Norman Ng discusses the ePortfolio deployment process and how the tool was used to engage students through weekly online reflections. 

Watch the video (YouTube, 2m 19s)

Penny Liddell

Penny Liddell uses learning activities, assessment tasks and workplace competencies within the ePortfolio system as part of the Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice.

Watch the video (YouTube, 2m 51s)

Lucy Hunter

Lucy Hunter uses ePortfolio to assess Speech Pathology students through a Clinical Reflection and Showcase to meet national competency based assessment standards.

Watch the video (YouTube, 2m 24s)

Dr Natasha Matthews

Dr Natasha Matthews uses specific strategies to assist external assessors in providing feedback to fourth year psychology students on external placements via the ePortfolio system.

Watch the video (YouTube, 3m 6s)

Cheryl Collins

Cheryl Collins discusses the benefits of using the ePortfolio system to track student achievement of learning outcomes for work integrated learning courses within in the Master of Dietetics Studies.

Watch the video (YouTube, 1m 46s)

eLearning Solutions Service

The eLearning Solutions Service offers one-on-one consultations to course teaching staff on adopting UQ eLearning technologies.

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