ePortfolio Publications and Resources

Along with the Annual Forum on Digital Learning and ePortfolios held each year at the AAC&U Annual Meeting, there are a number of eportfolio resources available, including, but not limited to:


Editorial: ePortfolios - The Eleventh High Impact Practice
C. Edward Watson, George D. Kuh, Terrel Rhodes, Tracy Penny Light, and Helen L. Chen. (2016). Article in the International Journal of ePortfolio.
Abstract: AAC&U has identified ePortfolios as an eleventh high impact practice. This inclusion is the result of the breadth and the strength of the evidence base in support of the effect of ePortfolios along a number of student success metrics. This recognition signals a new era for ePortfolios in higher education, and this editorial briefly explores the evidence behind this decision and charts a course for next steps and new domains for ePortfolios. The most promising of which may be coupling notions of Signature Work and a range of HIPs with ePortfolios.

Electronic Portfolios and Student Success: Effectiveness, Efficiency, and Learning
Helen L. Chen and Tracy Penny Light (2010). AAC&U Publication.
This publication presents an overview of electronic portfolios and ways individuals and campuses can implement e-portfolios to enhance and assess student learning, recognizing that learning occurs in many places, takes many forms, and is exhibited through many modes of representation.

Introduction to Rubrics: An Assessment Tool to Save Grading Time, Convey Effective Feedback, and Promote Student Learning
Dannelle D. Stevens and Antonia J. Levi. (2013). Stylus: Sterling, VA. (2nd ed.)
This book defines what rubrics are, and how to construct and use them. It provides a complete introduction for anyone starting out to integrate rubrics in their teaching.

Documenting Learning with ePortfolios: A Guide for College Instructors
Tracy Penny Light, Helen Chen and John Ittleson. (2012). John Wiley and Sons: San Francisco, CA.
E-portfolios perform many functions in higher education at both an institutional and student level. This book offers online instructors guidance in creating and implementing e-portfolios with their students.


International Journal of ePortfolio (IJeP)
The mission of the International Journal of ePortfolio (IJeP) is to encourage the study of practices and pedagogies associated with ePortfolio in educational settings.

Publications on ePortfolio: Archives of the Research Landscape: PEARL
This database (or “archive”) consists of peer-reviewed journal articles on ePortfolio.

Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning
AAEEBL, the Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning (pronounced "able"), is a professional association and a U. S. non-profit with members in four countries.  Its goal is to promote portfolio learning as a major way to transform higher education.

Electronic Portfolio Action and Communication (EPAC) Listserv
EPAC has been a leading resource on electronic portfolios since October 2002.