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E-Portfolios: Go Big or Go Home

By Darren Cambridge

As recently as five years ago, many of the CIOs and directors of academic technology with whom I spoke saw e-portfolio implementation as a significant challenge. It was a complex undertaking, and there was much uncertainty about available products, policy, and support. Today, many see the process as more straightforward, similar to implementing a course management system. The role of academic technology is to choose a tool that is reliable, provides a reasonably well-defined set of features, and is likely to be used by an appreciably large number of individual faculty members—perhaps also at the departmental level—and then to support and promote this use. There are enough stable technology options and sufficient consensus about essential pedagogical and assessment practices that such an implementation seems quite manageable.

Continued at: http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Review/EDUCAUSEReviewMagazineVolume47/EPortfoliosGoBigorGoHome/247699

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