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Eportfolio Based Assessment - Inspiring Exploration and Supporting Evaluation for Practitioners

by Lisa Donaldson

Pages 2 and 3 of 50

Foreword 3

Understanding Eportfolio based assessment 5

Geography , Dublin City University 8

Education, Hadlow & West Kent Colleges 11

Information Technology, Dublin City University 14

Education, Marino Institute of Education 17

Geography, Dublin City University 20

Languages, Warwick University, 21

Health Studies, Institute of Technology, Tralee 24

Psychology, Dublin City University, 27
Finance, National College of Ireland 30

Nursing, Dublin City University 33

Professional Development, Maynooth University 34

Elearning, Dublin Institute of Technology 37

Sociology, Dublin City University 40

Business, Dublin City University 43

Assessing Eportfolios 46

Eportfolio Rubric, 47

References, 49

Contact, 50
By Professor Mark Brown, Director of the National Institute for Digital Learning
Portfolios have a long educational history. However, this ebook illustrates how eportfolio has distinct and potentially transformative advantages over the use of traditional paper-based portfolios. My own introduction to the potential of eportfolio for teaching, learning and assessment dates back over a decade when in New Zealand I worked with a small team of colleagues to develop the Mahara open source eportfolio platform.

Since this time both the level of interest and scholarly activity on eportfolio use has grown immensely, as evidenced by a recent literature review of research in this area (Scully, O’Leary & Brown, 2018). Our understandings of the different types and applications of eportfolio in educational settings have become far richer and deeper. The relationship between Assessment and the purpose of eportfolio is crucial to harnessing the transformative potential and larger goal of developing self-directed, critically reflective, life-long learners.

This ebook illustrates the above point by sharing insightful case studies across several institutions of how eportfolio can be embedded in Assessment for learning. It provides a practical guide to successful eportfolio implementation in the context of Assessment across a range of disciplines. Their efforts in sharing their innovations make a valuable contribution to other educators. I would like to personally acknowledge their efforts and also the work of Lisa Donaldson from Dublin City University (DCU) in compiling such a useful collection of cases.
Scully, D., O'Leary, M., & Brown, M. (2018). The learning portfolio in higher education: Like a game of snakes and ladders. Centre for Assessment Research, Policy and Practice in Education (CARPE) and Natuonal Institute for Digital Learning (NIDL), Dublin City University, Dublin. Available at