Publications on ePortfolio: Archives of the Research Landscape (PEARL)

Team ePortfolios in Management Education: Insights into Students' Skill Development


Andrade, M., & Ziegner, S. (2021). Team ePortfolios in Management Education: Insights into Students’ Skill Development. E-Journal of Business Education & Scholarship of Teaching, 15(1), 40–54.


One of the goals of management courses is to help students develop the ability to plan, organize, lead, and control. They also need to develop human and conceptual skills. These skills are reflected in what many higher education institutions refer to as essential learning outcomes or cross-cutting skills (e.g., communication, teamwork, ethical decision-making, critical thinking, and application of knowledge to real-life settings). This qualitative study analyzed students' team ePortfolio reflections to better understand the processes, norms, and behaviors that students engaged in as they developed strategies for effective teamwork. Findings demonstrated students' developing competencies in the managerial functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. The study shows that high impact educational practices such as team ePortfolios, which involve teamwork, intensive writing, and peer review, can help students develop employer-valued skills.

Category: Empirical, Outcomes