Learning portfolios are more than just a tool… they should be considered a pedagogy in their own right.
The educational benefits of portfolio usage come from utilizing a set of pedagogical practices, not just using the technology. Including these practices into your teaching will help both you and your students get the most out of your portfolio experience.
Some of the key aspects include (click through for detailed explanations of each):
What does a good portfolio assignment look like? We've collated a few good examples from our first pilot year to help you get started -- click here for more information.
- "Documenting Learning with ePortfolios: A Guide for College Instructors" by Tracy Penny Light, Helen L. Chen, and John C. Ittelson
- "Leveraging the ePortfolio for Integrative Learning" by Candyce Reynolds and Judith Patton