ePortfolio Readings & Resources

Thanks to the growing ePortfolio community, there are many resources, articles, books, and organizations available to help you get started. I've organized a small number of those resources here into Categories:

Initial Explorations, in-depth case studies, deeper Readings & Resources, additional campus case studies, ePortfolio Organizations & Groups, articles by Liz, and Videos. 

Do you have additional suggestions? Have a publication you'd like me to highlight? Just let me know! 

Initial Explorations: Getting Started Thinking about ePortfolio

Auburn Writes. Auburn University. "What's an ePortfolio?"

Available on-line at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvqBORISA5k

Special issue of Peer Review, 2014 (16.1) on ePortfolios for Reflection, Learning, and Assessment

              Available on-line at: https://www.aacu.org/peerreview/2014/winter

Batson, Trent. “ePortfolios, Finally!”  Campus Technology. 7 April 2010.

Available on-line: campustechnology.com/articles/2010/04/07/eportfolios-finally.aspx

Batson, Trent. "Defining “ePortfolio”: Four Ways of Seeing an ePortfolio." 

Available on-line: http://www.aaeebl.org/blogpost/1008436/Batson-Blog?tag=Overview+of+eportfolio%3Bdefinition+eportfolio

Cambridge, Darren and Barbara Cambridge and Kathleen Blake Yancey.  Electronic Portfolios 2.0: Emergent Research on Implementation and Impact. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing, 2009.

Clark, J. Elizabeth and Bret Eynon.  “ePortfolio at 2.0—Surveying the Field.”  Peer Review.  11.1 (2009).

                  Available on-line: www.aacu.org/peerreview/pr-wi09/pr-wi09_eportfolios.cfm

Eynon, Bret.  “ ‘It Helped Me See A New Me’: ePortfolio, Learning,and Change at LaGuardia Community College.”  Academic Commons. 7 January 2009.

Available on-line: https://blogs.commons.georgetown.edu/vkp/files/2009/03/eynon-revised.pdf

Eynon, Bret and Laura M. Gambino. High-Impact ePortfolio Practice: A Catalyst for Student, Faculty, and Institutional Learning. Virginia: Stylus Publishing, 2017. 

Yancey, Kathleen Blake, Barbara Cambridge and Darren Cambridge. “Making Common Cause; Electronic Portfolios, Learning, and the Power of Community.” Academic Commons. 7 January 2009.

Available on-line: https://blogs.commons.georgetown.edu/vkp/files/2009/03/yancey.pdf

In-Depth Case Studies: What do ePortfolios Look Like at Scale?

Catalyst for Learning

Available on-line: http://c2l.mcnrc.org           

Created by 24 campuses in the Connect to Learning project, this site demonstrates and deepens the value of ePortfolio to higher education. It offers data, practices and strategies, showing how ePortfolio can advance learning, deepen pedagogy and assessment, and support institutional change. Case studies are arranged by topic and also by institution. This is a rich and detailed resource.

Inter/National Coalition for Electronic Portfolio Research

Available on-line: ncepr.org

Facilitated by Kathleen Blake Yancey, Barbara Cambridge, and Darren Cambridge, this multi-year research project brings together 10 cohorts of campuses to study ePortfolio practices. Each cohort studies a key aspect of ePortfolio for three years. All of the cohort findings are public and available on the web.

Deeper Readings & Resources: Dig in!

Beetham, Helen, and Rhona Sharpe. Rethinking Pedagogy for a Digital Age: Designing and Delivering eLearning. London: Routledge, 2007.

Clark, J. Elizabeth. "The Digital Imperative:  Making the Case for a 21st Century Pedagogy," Computers and Composition, 27.1 (2010): 27-35.

Gale, Richard. “Fostering Integrative Learning Through Pedagogy." Carnegie Foundation for Teaching and Learning. Integrative Learning Project Public Report.

                  Available on-line:  gallery.carnegiefoundation.org/ilp/uploads/pedagogy_copy.pdf

Huber, Mary Taylor and Pat Hutchings. Mapping the Terrain. Carnegie Foundation for Teaching & Learning and AAC&U.

Available on-line: http://archive.carnegiefoundation.org/pdfs/elibrary/elibrary_pdf_636.pdf

Lunsford, Andrea. “Writing, Technologies, and the Fifth Canon,” Computers and Composition 23.2 (2006):  169-177.

Marwick, Alice. Tiara.org

Available on-line: tiara.org

Peet, Melissa. The Integrative Knowledge Portfolio Process.

Available on-line: https://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/handle/2027.42/117618?show=full

Peet, Melissa, et. al. “Fostering Integrative Knowledge through ePortfolios.”  The International Journal of ePortfolio. 1.1 (2011): 11-31.

                  Available on-line: www.theijep.com/pdf/IJEP39.pdf

Pew Research Center: Internet, Science & Tech2016. 

                  Available on-line: pewinternet.org/

Qualman, Erik. “Social Media Revolution 2011.” YouTube.

Available on-line:  youtu.be/3SuNx0UrnEo

Rodgers, Carol.  “Defining Reflection: Another Look at John Dewey and Reflective Thinking.” Teachers College Record. 4.4 (2002): 842-866.

Schon, Donald. Educating the Reflective Practitioner. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1987.

Wesch, Michael.  Digital Ethnography at Kansas State University.  Mediated Cultures. 

Available on-line: mediatedcultures.net

---. “A Vision of Students Today.”  Mediated Cultures. 12 October 2007.

                  Available on-line: mediatedcultures.net/ksudigg/?p=119

Yancey, Kathleen Blake.  “Made Not Only in Words:  Composition in a New Key.” CCC 56.2 (2004):  297-328.  JSTOR.  Web.  14 Feb. 2009.

---.“Postmodernism, Palimpsest, and Portfolios:  Theoretical Issues in the Representation of Student Work.”  CCC  55.4 (2004):  738-761. 

JSTOR.  Web.  14 Feb. 2009.

---. Reflection in the Writing Classroom. All USU Press Publications. Book 120. 1998.

Available on-line: http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1119&context=usupress_pubs

---, ed. Rhetoric of Reflection. University Press of Colorado, 2016.

---.  Writing in the 21st Century. National Council of Teachers of English.  February 2009. 

        Available on-line: http://www.ncte.org/library/NCTEFiles/Press/Yancey_final.pdf

Additional Campus Case Studies

Clemson University

Available on-line: http://www.clemson.edu/academics/programs/eportfolio/

Macaulay Honors College, CUNY

Available on-line: http://macaulay.cuny.edu/eportfolios/

Penn State University

Available on-line: http://portfolio.psu.edu/

St. Olaf College

Available on-line: http://wp.stolaf.edu/media-studies/digital-portfolio/

University of Michigan MPortfolio

Available on-line: http://www.mportfolio.umich.edu/

ePortfolio Organizations & Groups

Association for Authentic, Experiential, and Evidence-Based Learning

Available on-line: www.aaeebl.org

Electronic Portfolio Action and Communication (EPAC)

Available on-line: epac.pbworks.com

ePortfolio California

Available on-line: eportfolioca.org/

International Journal of ePortfolio (IJEP)

Available on-line: www.theijep.com/index.html


Selected ePortfolio & Digital Pedagogy Articles by Liz

  • "From Selfies to Self-Representation in Electronically Mediated Reflection," in Kathleen Blake Yancey, ed. A Rhetoric of Reflection, Utah State University Press, 2016.
  • "Measuring Progress with Student ePortfolios,"  co-authored with Bret Eynon. Peer Review, 13.4./14.1 (2011/2012).
  • The Fragile Dream: ePortfolio, At-Risk Students, and College Success,” Keynote Address (luncheon),  American Association of Colleges and University's ePortfolio Forum, San Francisco, CA (29 January 2011).
  • "The Digital Imperative," Computers and Composition 27.1 (2010).
  • "ePortfolios @ 2.0: Surveying the Field," co-authored with Bret Eynon. Peer Review, 11.1 (2009).
  • "New Worlds of Error and Expectation: Basic Writers and Digital Assumptions," co-authored with Marisa A. Klages. Journal of Basic Writing. 28.1 (2009).


LaGuardia ePortfolio Videos (featuring Business, Engineering, Fine Arts, Education)

Available on-line: http://eportfolio.lagcc.cuny.edu/about/