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Large-scale eportfolio implementation: brand new case studies and toolkit from JISC

If your higher or further education institution or professional body is planning on implementing eportfolio-based practice then you’ll find these new resources, recently published by JISC, very useful.

Following an extensive investigation by Gordon Joyes and Angela Smallwood at the University of Nottingham that I mentioned a while ago, JISC have released an eportfolio implementation toolkit

The toolkit is based on the experiences of 18 institutions (11 in the UK, 4 in Australia and 3 from New Zealand) and the guidance is aimed at practitioners and managers. It aims to help you answer 3 key questions:

  • Why should you use eportfolios?
  • How do we decide what eportfolio to use?
  • What does good implementation look like?

There are examples from FE, HE and one professional body

    To support the release of the toolkit, JISC have also produce videos in which 5 institutions tell their own stories about eportfolios implementation.

    They are available on Youtube or to download from the JISC site.

    Each video has a slightly different perspective on eportfolios use. For example, Southampton Solent Uni’s story focusses on eportfolios supporting career progression and Birmingham City Uni deals mainly with learning, teaching and assessment.

    Here’s the video from Thanet College which includes some discussion about using eportfolios for professional development:

    There’s plenty to get your teeth into! Have a look at the toolkit and videos and share your thoughts in the comments below…