Handbook of Research on E-Portfolios, 1st Edition

  • Editor: Ali Jafari [Indiana University-Purdue University (Indianapolis)], Catherine Kaufman [Indiana University-Purdue University]
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  • ISBN-10: 1591408911
  • ISBN-13: 9781591408918
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 595 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2006 | Published/Released August 2006
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2006

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Originally published in print format in 2006.

The Handbook of Research on E-Portfolios is the single source for comprehensive coverage of the major themes of e-portfolios, addressing all of the major issues, from concept to technology to implementation. It is the first reference publication to provide a complete investigation on a variety of e-portfolio uses through case studies and supporting technologies, and also explains the conceptual thinking behind current uses and potential uses not yet implemented. Over 70 international experts with countless years of experience lend this handbook the credibility that assures its readers of its extensive, recent, and reliable content. The Handbook of Research on E-Portfolios is the first handbook to investigate commercial and academic e-portfolio systems-home-grown, off the shelf, and open source-and to supply proof-of-concept evidence of successful systems.

Key features include:

  • Authoritative contributions by the world's leading experts
  • A single source for comprehensive information on an expansive field
  • In-depth description of key issues, terms, and concepts
  • Comprehensive references on existing literature and research on e-portfolios
  • Organized by topic and indexed, making it a convenient method of reference for all IT/IS scholars and professionals
  • Cross-referencing of key terms, figures, and information pertinent to e-portfolios



  • Ali Jafari [Indiana University-Purdue University (Indianapolis)]
  • Catherine Kaufman [Indiana University-Purdue University]

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Contributors.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
ePortfolio Thinking and Technology.
Instructional Roles of Electronic Portfolios.
ePortfolios: Beyond Assessment.
The Learning Landscape: A Conceptual Framework for ePortfolios.
ePortfolios: Constructing Meaning across Time, Space, and Curriculum.
Perspectives on a Visual Map-Based Electronic Portfolio System.
ePortfolio Thinking: A Provost Perspective.
The Promise of the Student Electronic Portfolio: A Provost's Perspective.
ePortfolios as Learning Construction Zones: Provost's Perspective.
Enhancing Self-Regulation and Goal Orientation with ePortfolios.
Mining for Meaning: Teaching Students How to Reflect.
ePortfolios: Pathway from Classroom to Career.
Using ePortfolios to Foster Peer Assessment, Critical Thinking, and Collaboration.
ePortfolios for Knowledge and Learning.
ePortfolio Decisions and Dilemmas.
Development Issues for PDP with ePortfolios: Web Services and Skills.
Using ePortfolios to Enhance Reflective Learning and Development.
ePortfolio: Constructing Learning.
Electronic Portfolio Initiatives: A Flashlight Guide to Planning and Formative Evaluation.
An Overview of Student ePortfolio Functions.
eLearning Tools for ePortfolios.
Toward a Framework/Data Model: From ePortfolio Thinking to Folio Culture.
Integral ePortfolio Interoperability with the IMS ePortfolio Specification.
ePortfolio Case Studies.
How "White Papers" in ePortfolios Document Student's Learning Skills.
Purpose, Audience, and Engagement in Spelman College's eFolio Project.
Developing an ePortfolio for Health Professional Educators: A Case Study.
ePortfolios in Graduate Medical Education.
A Flexible Component-Based ePortfolio: Embedding in the Curriculum.
Supporting the Portfolio Process with ONNI-The Learning Journal.
The ePortfolio: A Learning Tool for Pre-Service Teachers.
It Was Hard Work But It Was Worth It: ePortfolios in Teacher Education.
Using ePortfolios to Facilitate Professional Development among Pre-Service Teachers.
ePortfolio and Educational Change in Higher Education in the Netherlands.
ePortfolio in the UK: Emerging Practice.
Tracking Capability Using Web-Based ePortfolios in UK Schools.
Implementing Electronic Portfolios at Bowling Green State University.
Twisting the Kaleidoscope: Making Sense of ePortfolios.
Creating a Strategy for the Implementation of the QUT ePortfolio.
The Art of ePortfolios: Insights from the Creative Arts Experience.
A Principle-Based ePort Goes Public (and Almost Loses Its Principles!).
Community Through Constructive Learning.
Transition to ePortfolios: A Case Study of Student Attitudes.
How ePortfolios Support Development in Early Teacher Education.
Facilitating Reflection Through ePortfolio at Tecnológico de Monterrey.
Whose Portfolio Is It, Anyway? Implementing Digital Portfolios in K–12 Schools.
Sustaining ePortfolio: Progress, Challenges, and Dynamics in Teacher Education.
Psychology ePortfolios Enhance Learning, Assessment, and Career Development.
Career ePortfolios in the IT Associates Program at DePauw University.
Implementing an Outcome-Based Assessment ePortfolio.
Future-Focused ePortfolios at Montana State University-Northern.
Can We Talk? Electronic Portfolios as Collaborative Learning Spaces.
ePortfolio Thinking: The Challenge of the Public Research University.
About the Authors.
Index of Key Terms.