What, why and how of ePortfolios

‌‌Dublin Institute of Technology, Institute of Technology Tallaght, Institute of Technology Blanchardstown and Hibernia College, with the support of the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, have worked together on a six-month project entitled An ePortfolio strategy to enhance student learning and assessment, and staff professional development. This project has been funded by the Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund 2016 (Building Digital Capacity).

This project seeks to create an ePortfolio framework that will encourage and enable academic staff to incorporate ePortfolios into their programmes, in order to empower students, allow for more authentic forms of assessment and foster a student-centred approach to learning.

The framework includes consideration of appropriate ePortfolio organisational principles and reflective approaches, the production of exemplars and guidelines, and the exploration of ePortfolio systems and models appropriate to the higher education and student context. Resources, guidelines, exemplars and training materials to support these approaches are now available on the eportfolio hub website.