ePortfolios@edu: What We Know, What We Don't Know, and Everything In-Between

  • Technology, ePortfolio, Writing

Edited by Mary Ann Dellinger and D. Alexis Hart
Copy edited by Don Donahue. Designed by Mike Palmquist.

CoverThis edited collection offers a comprehensive examination of best practices in creating, implementing, and assessing an ePortfolio program. Contributors to the volume (ePortfolio practitioner/scholars from four continents) share triumphs and lessons learned from a first-person perspective. Designed as a go-to resource for ePortfolio novices, seasoned practitioners, and curious explorers alike, ePortfolios@edu allows readers to close the book and immediately apply whatever information they found most appropriate for their course, program, and/or institution. Towards that end, contributors embed screenshots and diagrams within their essays, and addend their chapters with relevant timelines, prompts, rubrics, and other ready-for-use materials. Reflecting the emblematic interconnectedness of ePortfolio development, ePortfolios@edu complements other publications on ePortfolios by offering new perspectives and a collection of resources that will be of great value to the expanding network of ePortfolio practitioner/scholars.

Table of Contents

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Front Matter


Preface, Helen L. Chen
DOI: 10.37514/PRA-B.2020.1084.1.1

Introduction, Mary Ann Dellinger and D. Alexis Hart
DOI: 10.37514/PRA-B.2020.1084.1.3

Part 1. Getting Started

Chapter 1. What? So What? Now What? A Decade of Writing ePortfolios at the University of Georgia, Ron Balthazor, Elizabeth Davis. Christy Desmet, Deborah Miller, and Sara Steger
DOI: 10.37514/PRA-B.2020.1084.2.01

Chapter 2. The ePortfolio Selection Committee—the Quest for the Perfect Platform, Tracey M. Richardson, Kelly Whealan George, and Denise Bollenback
DOI: 10.37514/PRA-B.2020.1084.2.02

Part 2. Institutional Implementation

Chapter 3. Zero to Sixty: Utilizing a First-Year Seminar to Scale a System-wide ePortfolio Initiative, Daniel Terry and David Whillock
DOI: 10.37514/PRA-B.2020.1084.2.03

Chapter 4. Meeting the Challenges of ePortfolio Implementation at Four-year Institutions: Software, Support, and Collaboration, Mary Ann Dellinger and Laurin Hanger
DOI: 10.37514/PRA-B.2020.1084.2.04

Chapter 5. Expanding Pedagogies: The Productive Tensions of ePortfolio Pedagogies and Peer Consultant Specialists in the Twenty-first Center Writing Center, Deidre Anne Evans Garriott
DOI: 10.37514/PRA-B.2020.1084.2.05

Chapter 6. Developing Learning-Centered Approaches across the Discipline: Implementing Curated ePortfolios in Information Technology and International Studies, Kathryn Coleman, Sophie McKenzie, and Cai Wilkinson
DOI: 10.37514/PRA-B.2020.1084.2.06

Chapter 7. The Learner-Teacher Portfolio Journey: Developing Self-Efficacy and Self-Determination in the Medical Sciences, Patsie Polly, Kathryn Coleman, Thomas Fath, Thuan Thai, and Jia-Lin Yang
DOI: 10.37514/PRA-B.2020.1084.2.07

Chapter 8. A Learning Framework for ePortfolio based on Design Patterns, Andrea Ximena Castaño and María Teresa Novo Molinero
DOI: 10.37514/PRA-B.2020.1084.2.08

Part 3. Assessing Performance

Chapter 9. Strategies for ePortfolio Adoption and Sustainability across Administrative, Faculty, and Student Stakeholders, Teggin Summers, Jessica Pederson, Deb Perry, Rachel Kow, Constance Ulasewicz, and Crystal Wong
DOI: 10.37514/PRA-B.2020.1084.2.09

Chapter 10. Artifacts in ePortfolios: Moving from a Repository of Assessment to Linkages for Learning, Howard Sanborn and Jenny Ramirez
DOI: 10.37514/PRA-B.2020.1084.2.10

Chapter 11. Accountability and Actionable Data: A Comparison of Three Approaches to Program Assessment using ePortfolios, Rowanna Carpenter and Yves Labissiere
DOI: 10.37514/PRA-B.2020.1084.2.11

Chapter 12. Electronic Portfolios: Scaling Up from Programmatic to Inter-Institutional Articulation and Assessment, Michael Day
DOI: 10.37514/PRA-B.2020.1084.2.12


Contributing Authors and Editors

About the Editors

Mary Ann Dellinger is Professor of Spanish Language and Cultures at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, VA. Dellinger is the co-author of Sendas literarias. Español completo para hispanohablantes, 3rd and 4th editions (Pearson-Prentice School, 2001, 2004), Vistas. Introducción a la lengua española, 1st and 2nd eds. (VHL, 2001), Ventanas. Curso intermedio de lengua española, 1st ed. (VHL, 2001). She is the sole author of ancillary materials for all editions of Sendas literarias. With Professor Beatriz Trigo, she co-edited two volumes of critical essays: Entornos digitales. Conceptualización y praxis (UOC UP, 2017) and Homenaje a la profesora L. Teresa Valdivieso: ensayos críticos (Juan de la Cuesta, 2008). In 2007, Dellinger received both the “College Board® World Languages Best Practices in Spanish Literature” and the “College Board® World Languages Best Practices in Spanish Language” awards. She served as an elected delegate to the MLA Assembly between 2003 and 2007.

D. Alexis Hart is Associate Professor of English and the Director of Writing at Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania. Hart is the editor of the Council on Undergraduate Research publication How to Start an Undergraduate Research Journal. A US Navy veteran, Hart has published several articles related to the US military and veterans' issues and served as co-chair of the CCCC Task Force on Veterans. Along with co-author Roger Thompson, Hart is the recipient of the 2017 Richard Braddock Memorial Award, which is presented to the author(s) of the outstanding article on writing or the teaching of writing in the CCCC journal, College Composition and Communication (CCC) during the year ending December 31 before the annual CCCC Convention. Hart is a member of the International Journal of ePortfolio (IJeP) Review Board, serves as Interviews Co-editor for Kairos, and was the 2002 recipient of the Kairos/Lore TA/Adjunct Award for Excellence in Teaching Writing with Computers.

Publication Information: Dellinger, Mary Ann, & Alexis D. Hart. (2020). ePortfolios@edu: What we know, what we don't know, and everything in-between. The WAC Clearinghouse; University Press of Colorado. https://doi.org/10.37514/PRA-B.2020.1084

Digital Publication Date: October 12, 2020
Print Publication Date: May 2021

ISBN: 978-1-64215-108-4 (PDF) | 978-1-64215-109-1 (ePub) | 978-1-64642-180-0 (pbk.)
DOI: 10.37514/PRA-B.2020.1084

Contact Information:
Mary Ann Dellinger: DellingerMA@vmi.edu
D. Alexis Hart: ahart@allegheny.edu

Practices & Possibilities

Series Editors: Mike Palmquist, Colorado State University; Aimee McClure, Clarke University; Aleashia Walton, University of Cincinnati; and Karen Moroski-Rigney, Michigan State University

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