Examples and Resources
The following resources are some of the best and most-cited sources in ePortfolio scholarship, and are highly recommended for instructors wishing a more in-depth, comprehensive understanding of the pedagogical value of integrating online portfolios. The C2L website in particular is a rich and useful resource, as it brings together research, case studies, recommendations, and resources focused on assessment, design and professional development.
- Catalyst for Learning ePortfolio Resources and Research (C2L)
- Cambridge, Darren. Eportfolios for Lifelong Learning and Assessment. John Wiley & Sons, 2012.
- Eynon, Bret and Laura M. Gambino. High-Impact ePortfolio Practice. Stylus, 2017.
- Light, Tracy Penny, Helen L. Chen, and John C. Ittelson. Documenting Learning with ePortfolios: A Guide for College Instructors. John Wiley & Sons, 2011.
These classroom-tested assignments provide a taste of the ways in which Arts faculty members at UBC and elsewhere have integrated ePortfolios into their undergraduate courses.
- Michael Griffin, UBC (Classics / Philosophy)
- Daniel Justice, UBC (First Nations and Indigenous Studies)
- Kate Willink, University of Waterloo (Intercultural Communication) – ePortfolio: Inspired Insights, Magnificent Failures, and Unanticipated Connections
Rubrics can be useful for courses with ePortfolio components, because rubrics help students to understand what is expected of their work. Note that rubrics can be compatible with holistic grading practices; that is, not every rubric must allocate a particular number of points to each category — for example, see the Auburn University ePortfolio rubric.
- Carleton University Educational Development Centre: ePortfolio Grading Rubrics
- University of Wisconsin ePortfolio Rubric
- Association of American Colleges and Universities VALUE Rubrics
- Auburn University ePortfolio Rubric
In-class activities can help students to discover their ‘sticking points’ or gaps in understanding in a supported environment. We recommend scaffolding your assignment with a mix of in-class and homework-based activities to advance learning incrementally. (More information, expand section “Scaffold your assignment” )
Other Links & Resources
- UBC Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology – “ePortfolios elevate student voice and work”
- UBC Faculty of Arts ePortfolio Resources for Students
- UNSW Sydney: Assessing with ePortfolios
- University of Waterloo Centre for Teaching Excellence: ePortfolios Explained
- University of Waterloo ePortfolio videos (YouTube)
- Clemson University ePortfolios
- Teaching in Higher Education Podcast: Professional Online Portfolios
- Auburn University Office of University Writing: ePortfolio Materials
- International Journal of ePortfolio Research – Current Issue