How a grassroots movement at the George Washington University led to successful pilot of a campus-wide ePortfolio program
According to a recent research reportreleased by the University, ePortfolios are quickly becoming a must-have for institutions interested in enabling students, faculty, and administrators to curate evidence of learning in creative ways that are not possible with typical paper-based methods. Not only can ePortfolios allow students to demonstrate, reflect on, and share multimedia, the technology can also be used to assess complex, higher-order student competencies, as well as help students promote their achievements to employers.
“The adoption of ePortfolios at the institutional level is growing,” emphasizes the report. According to the Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning (AAEEBL), “reports of institution-wide initiatives increased in 2013 to exceed the percent of participants reporting either a course or program/department-level focus.”