Collection: eP SSHRC Scholarly Work

Introduction to research project

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The purpose of this interdisciplinary study is to explore and create the conditions that enable eP practice by researching its implementation at the University of Victoria in three professional programs: Education, Nursing, and Social Work. The ePortfolio is both a process and platform for personal and professional growth. Engagement with the ePortfolio enables authentic and meaningful learning and self-awareness. Through the creation and collation of tangible and experiential artifacts, learners generate understanding. This process of learning is born of reflexive and critical thought that lends itself to fostering authentic connections between content and community.

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Research Questions

The purpose of this study is to explore and create the conditions that enable eP practice by researching its implementation in one university in three professional programs: Education, Nursing, and Social Work. Within an action research design over a five-year period we recursively ask the following questions:

(1) What did course instructors learn from using an eP process as they integrate it into their professional programs?

(2) What were the challenges encountered by implementing an eP practice?

(3) What impact did the eP practice have on (a) pedagogical practice, and (b) students’ professional learning?

(4) What are the conditions that enable an eP practice to contribute to the renewal of three professional programs in one university?

Intent of the research project

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Article that framed the ePortfolio study

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Electronic-portfolio development in three professional programs

New technologies are changing how we learn. They have the potential to create powerful learning opportunities within personalized virtual learning environments. Yet, in higher education we have largely untapped the pedagogical potential of new technological tools, such as electronic portfolios (eP). An eP is a dynamic websites with databases of student program-related experiences that offer …
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