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 the resources here into Categories:

  • Highlighted Publications: What's New in eP?

  • Initial Explorations

  • ePortfolios & Integrative Learning

  • ePortfolios & Reflective Writing

  • ePortfolios & Project-Based Learning

  • Case Studies: What do ePortfolios Look Like at Scale?

  • Deeper Readings & Resources

  • Additional Campus Case Studies

  • ePortfolio Organizations & Groups

  • Articles by Liz

  • Videos

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

Highlighted Publications: What's New in EP?

Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning (AAEEBL); Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U); the International Journal of ePortfolio (IJeP); and Electronic Portfolio Action and Communication (EPAC) Community of Practice. Field Guide to ePortfolio. 2017.

Available on-line at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8t_OY4denF1c0NLM3VoNUFhaU0/view

Eynon, Bret and Laura M. Gambino. Catalyst in Action: Case Studies of High-Impact ePortfolio Practice. Stylus Publishing, 2018. 

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

Kuh, George D., Laura M. Gambino, Marilee Bresciani Ludvik, and Ken O’Donnell. Using ePortfolio to Document and Deepen the Impact of HIPs on Learning Dispositions. (Occasional Paper No. 32). Urbana, IL: University of Illinois and Indiana University, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA). 

Available on-line: http://learningoutcomesassessment. org/occasionalpaperthirtytwo.html

PEARL--Publications on ePortfolio: Archives of the Research Landscape (Sponsored by AAC&U)

Available on-line: https://eportfolio.aacu.org

Yancey, Kathleen Blake. ePortfolio as Curriculum: Models and Practices for Developing Students’ ePortfolio Literacy. Stylus Publishing, 2019.

Initial Explorations: Getting Started Thinking about ePortfolio

Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning (AAEEBL); Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U); the International Journal of ePortfolio (IJeP); and Electronic Portfolio Action and Communication (EPAC) Community of Practice. Field Guide to ePortfolio. 2017.

Available on-line at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8t_OY4denF1c0NLM3VoNUFhaU0/view

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. 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. Stylus Publishing, 2017. 

Penny Light, Tracy. Documenting Learning with ePortfolios: A Guide for College Instructors. Jossey-Bass, 2011. 

Watson,   C. Edward, Tracy Penny Light, George D. Kuh, Terrel Rhodes, Helen L. Chen. "ePortfolios – The Eleventh High Impact Practice." International Journal of ePortfolio. 6.2 (2016). 

Available on-line: http://www.theijep.com/pdf/IJEP254.pdf

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

ePortfolios & Integrative Learning

Cambridge, Darren. ePortfolios for Lifelong Learning and Assessment. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2010. 

Ferren, Ann S. Ferren and David C. Paris. Faculty Leadership for Integrative Liberal Learning. AAC&U, 2015. 

Available for purchase at AAC&U: https://secure.aacu.org/imis/ItemDetail?iProductCode=FACLEAD

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

Peet, Melissa, Steven Lonn, Patricia Gurin, K. Page Boyer, Malinda Matney, Tiffany Marra, Simone Himbeault Taylor, and Andrea Daley. "Fostering Integrative Knowledge through ePortfolios." International Journal of ePortfolio. 1.1 (2011).

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

Reynolds, Candyce and Judith Patton. Leveraging the ePortfolio for Integrative Learning: A Faculty Guide to Classroom Practices for Transforming Student Learning. Stylus Publishing, 2014.

Richards-Schuster, Katie and Mary C. Ruffolo, Kerri Leyda, Nicoll Catherine Distelrath, and Joseph A. Galura. "Using ePortfolios to Assess Program Goals, Integrative Learning, and Civic Engagement: A Case Example."  International Journal of ePortfolio. 4.2 (2014). 

Available on-line: http://www.theijep.com/pdf/ijep127.pdf

ePortfolios & Reflective Writing

Landis, Cynthia M., Susan B. Scott and Susan Kahn. "Examining the Role of Reflection in ePortfolios: A Case Study." International Journal of ePortfolio. 5.2 (2015)

Available on-line: http://www.theijep.com/pdf/IJEP168.pdf

O'Connor, Megan. "ePortfolios and Self-Reflection: Powerful Pedagogical Tools for Learning." Stanford Learning Commons. 

Available on-line: https://teachingcommons.stanford.edu/teaching-talk/eportfolios-and-self-reflection-powerful-pedagogical-tools-learning

Parkes, Kelly A., Katie S. Dredger and David Hicks. "ePortfolio as a Measure of Reflective Practice." International Journal of ePortfolio. 3.2 (2013).

Available on-line: http://www.theijep.com/pdf/ijep110.pdf

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. Jossey-Bass, 1987.

Schrand, Tom, Katharine Jones, and Valerie Hanson. “'Reflecting on Reflections:' Curating ePortfolios for Integrative Learning and Identity Development in a General Education Senior Capstone." International Journal of ePortfolio. 8.1 (2018).

Available on-line: http://www.theijep.com/pdf/IJEP296.pdf

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

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

---. 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

ePortfolios & Project-Based Learning

Chang, Chi-Cheng and Tseng, Kuo-Hung. "Using a Web-Based Portfolio Assessment System To Elevate Project-Based Learning Performances." Interactive Learning Environments. 19.3 (2011).

Chanpet, Punyapat. and Komkrit Chomsuwan. "Development and Design: E- Portfolio on Project-based Learning with Assessment System." International Proceedings of Economics Development and Research. 60.34 (2013).

Available on-line: http://www.ipedr.com/vol60/034-ICEMI2013-K10046.pdf

Gülbahar, Yasemin and Hasan Tinmaz. "Implementing Project-Based Learning And E-Portfolio Assessment In an Undergraduate Course." Journal of Research on Technology in Education. 38.3 (2006). 

Available on-line: http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ728907.pdf

Lukitasari, M. , J Handhika, and W Murtafiah. "Higher Order Thinking Skills: Using ePortfolio in Project-Based Learning." Journal of Physics: Conference Series (2018). 

Available on-line: http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1742-6596/983/1/012047/pdf

 Niehoff, Michael. "Going Public and Going Pro: The Power of Portfolios, Publishing & Personal Branding."  Buck Institute for Education. 2017. 

Available on-line: https://www.bie.org/blog/going_public_and_going_pro_the_power_of_portfolios_publishing_personal_bran

Pisa, Katie. "Are These the Schools of the Future?" CNN.com. 28 September 2017.

Available on-line: https://www.cnn.com/2017/09/27/health/future-schools/index.html

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. Some of this material is also covered in the 2017 publication, High-Impact ePortfolio Practice: A Catalyst for Student, Faculty and Institutional Learning by Bret Eynon and Laura Gambino. 

Inter/National Coalition for Electronic Portfolio Research

Available on-line: incepr.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.

Ring, Gail and Barbara Ramirez. "Implementing ePortfolios for the Assessment of General Education Competencies." International Journal of ePortfolio. 2.1 (2012).

Available on-line: http://www.theijep.com/pdf/ijep62.pdf

This article details the revision of general education at Clemson University using ePortfolios for reflection and assessment. 

Deeper Readings & Resources: Dig in!

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

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

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

Pew Research Center: Internet, Science & Tech. 

                  Available on-line: pewinternet.org/

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

Additional Campus Case Studies

Clemson University

Why this campus? Clemson's approach to assessment is groundbreaking and their gallery does a nice job of showing how students can organize and present their competencies to an outside audience. 

Available on-line: https://www.clemson.edu/academics/programs/eportfolio/gallery.html

Macaulay Honors College, CUNY

Why this campus? Macaulay has an interesting approach to the ePortfolio: a personal museum. It's a nice model for thinking about how to make an ePortfolio program & vision unique to your campus. 

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

St. Olaf College

Why this campus? St. Olaf's use of reflective narratives in the digital portfolio is an excellent model for reflective writing and thinking. 

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

University of Michigan MPortfolio

Why this campus? University of Michigan pioneered the integrative portfolio (thanks to the hard work of Melissa Peet and others). While their vision and approach has shifted over time, this program does an excellent job of guiding students through thinking about the components of a reflective, integrative portfolio. 

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

Stanford University

Why this campus? Helen Chen, one of the leading ePortfolio researchers in the country, has been working with graduate students at Stanford University to create professional ePortfolios. She explains the project, "The Portfolio to Professional (P2P) program at Stanford University is designed to guide and support graduate students from a range of disciplines in creating a professional online portfolio. The P2P program represents a partnership between the Office of the Registrar and BEAM/Stanford Career Education with support from Professor Sheri Sheppard, Department of Mechanical Engineering."

Portfolio to Professional ePortfolio 2015 cohort: https://pathbrite.com/portfolio/PLTNlPin3/2015-portfolio-to-professional-eportfolio-collection

Portfolio to Professional ePortfolio 2016 cohort: https://pathbrite.com/portfolio/PLTNUPTJ6/p2p-spring-2016

Portfolio to Professional ePortfolio 2017 cohort: https://pathbrite.com/portfolio/PLTN1PVS6/2017-portfolio-to-professional-eportfolio-gallery

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

International Journal of ePortfolio (IJEP)

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

PEARL--Publications on ePortfolio: Archives of the Research Landscape (Sponsored by AAC&U)

Available on-line: https://eportfolio.aacu.org

Selected ePortfolio & Digital Pedagogy Articles by Liz


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

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

Kehoe, Ashley. "Thinking Outside of the ePortfolio."

Available on-line: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bd-z-SjC2Jg

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

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

Penny Light, Tracy. "Documenting the Self: Integrative Learning and ePortfolios."

Available on-line: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FXjyGp9l10

Salt Lake Community College. "What Is An ePortfolio?"

Available on-line: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Pn3AAts1-4