ePortfolios

ePortfolios digitally curate student work to provide an authentic representation of learning outcomes. From compiling course-related essays to documenting volunteer experiences and employment history, ePortfolios capture learning wherever it occurs.

ePortfolios are both a product—an archive of learning artifacts—and a process that supports student learning: Building an ePortfolio leads students to naturally make valuable connections between various courses, assignments, and cocurricular activities through reflection of their past work. Whether showcasing students’ knowledge and skills for graduate school or a job application, ePortfolios paint an accurate portrait.

ePortfolios also allow faculty and other educational professionals to measure a student’s level of mastery across a wide range of learning outcomes. When combined with AAC&U’s VALUE rubrics, ePortfolios provide a means for direct assessment of student work drawn from the curriculum, co-curriculum, and beyond the campus. A unified ePortfolio system guides students through curated courses, programs, activities, internships, research projects, and other high-impact practices. Work embedded within these experiences becomes the basis for measuring student progress and attainment. Beyond the individual student, ePortfolios enable reporting to external audiences and the benchmarking of achievements among and between peer institutions.

Institute on ePortfolios

ePortfolios—digital repositories of student work—allow faculty and other educational professionals to help students organize, preserve the forms of, and reflect upon their learning. In this yearlong institute, participants discover how to best ideate, design, and implement ePortfolios according to their unique needs. Teams of administrators, educators, and student leaders develop and then actualize an ePortfolio strategy under the guidance of institute faculty, identifying and addressing challenges as they arise. This institute is ideal for any campus, state system, or consortium aiming to redesign learning for students using ePortfolios.

International Journal of ePortfolio

Focused on practices and pedagogies associated with the use of ePortfolios in educational settings, this open-access AAC&U journal is published biannually in April and October.

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

A research database that’s kept up to date by the ePortfolio community, PEARL makes empirical evidence of the effectiveness of ePortfolios available to researchers and practitioners.