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Baumgartner, P., Zauchner, s. and Bauer, R. (Eds.) (2010) The Potential of E-Portfolios in Higher Education Innsbruck Austria: Studien Verlag 

From the web site:

Focusing on crucial aspects like implementation models and case studies, international experiences, information ethics, didactical implications and interoperability of software systems, this book provides a critical overview of recent research and practical experience with regard to e-portfolios.

The editors of this book are all faculty at the Danube University, Krems, Austria.

Cambridge, D., Cambridge, B. and Yancey, K. (2009) Electronic Portfolios 2.0 Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing

From the publisher’s blurb:

The contributors to this book..have undertaken research on how eportfolios influence learning and the learning environment for students, faculty members, and institutions…This book features emergent results of studies from 20 institutions that have examined effects on student reflection, integrative learning, establishing identity, organizational learning, and designs for learning supported by technology. It also describes how institutions have responded to multiple challenges in eportfolio development, from engaging faculty to going to scale.’

Light, T., Chen, H. and Ittelson, J. (2011) Documenting Learning with ePortfolios: A Guide for College Instructors Hoboken NJ: Wiley

Publisher’s descriptionDocumenting Learning with ePortfolios provides higher education instructors with a theory-to-practice approach to understanding the pedagogy behind ePortfolios and to helping students use them to record and reflect on their learning in multiple contexts. The authors outline a framework of six critical iterative tasks to undertake when implementing ePortfolios for student success. Filled with real-life models of successful ePortfolio projects, the book also includes guidance for faculty development to support the use of ePortfolios and covers the place of ePortfolios in institutional assessment efforts. Finally, the authors offer considerations for deciding on which technological tools to deploy in implementing a successful ePortfolio initiative.

Jafari, A. and Kaufman, C. (Eds.) (2006), Handbook of research on ePortfolios, Hershey PA: Idea Group Reference

Publisher’s Description: ‘The Handbook of Research on ePortfolios is the single source for comprehensive coverage of the major themes of ePortfolios, addressing all of the major issues, from concept to technology to implementation. It is the first reference publication to provide a complete investigation on a variety of ePortfolio uses through case studies and supporting technologies, and also explains the conceptual thinking behind current uses and potential uses not yet implemented. Over 100 international experts with countless years of experience lend this handbook the credibility that assures its readers of its extensive, recent, and reliable content. The Handbook of Research on ePortfolios is the first handbook to investigate commercial and academic ePortfolio systems-home-grown, off the shelf, and open source-and to supply proof-of-concept evidence of successful systems.’

Stefani, L. & Mason, R. & Pegler, C.  (2007). The Educational Potential of e-Portfolios. Supporting Personal Development and Reflective Learning. London: Routledge

Publisher’s Description ‘This book about e-Portfolios is a comprehensive, practical guideline for lecturers and staff developers who need to know more about the development of purposeful e-portfolios for supporting students in reflecting on their learning. It provides practical and theoretical information to potential new users so they can make an informed decision as to whether ePortfolios could enhance the learning experience for their students.’

Garis, J. W. & Dalton, J. C.  (Editors) (2007) ePortfolios: Emerging Opportunities for Student Affairs. J-B SS Single Issue Student Services  no. 119 – Jossey Bass [Note: unable to locate a current copy – ask a librarian for help]

Publisher’s Description: ‘This issue presents the range of current systems, examines various design considerations associated with them, provides examples of models in place at selected institutions, and stresses the importance for student affairs leadership of creating a college- or university-wide e-portfolio delivery system. The primary focus is on career or showcase e-portfolios intended for student use, systems that often involve student affairs and supporting units such as career services.
E-Portfolios are increasing important in higher education, both in the U.S. and around the world. They are being designed and used to support the learning process through reflection, in assessment-based systems that support institutional accreditation, an in so-called showcase e-portfolios that support students’ career development and employment.’


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