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By Jennifer Rowley

This e-book specializes in crucial findings pertaining to rising practices of scholar studying during the instructing and studying merits of the digital portfolio (ePortfolio) in various disciplines at Australian universities. It explores the most recent study on ePortfolios, educating caliber, destiny examine instructions for tertiary studying and educating, institutional agendas in better schooling, and the function that the ePortfolios can play in assisting advancements in pedagogic perform and scholar outcomes.

Included in those agendas is study into the advance of upper schooling during the technologising of pedagogy, learner identities in discrete disciplines, and the praxis of person college academics. The booklet covers debts of educational studying luck and demanding situations throughout present greater schooling topic components. via offering case research bills of ePortfolio use, it unearths the significance of defining and documenting how we will be able to meaningfully boost learner portfolios in study, instructing and studying at Australian universities. With an intentional examine base, the booklet attracts on paintings performed in and out Australia and highlights how the ePortfolio can assist tertiary employees organize for the effect of a student-created portfolio on instructing, studying, and next educational scholarship.

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The examples provide insight into challenges and opportunities, and suggest factors critical to sustainability of the program, giving a sense of the purpose for engaging students in ePortfolio creation and curation. The chapter investigates recognised critical success factors for sustained embedding of critical reflective pedagogy through ePortfolio pedagogy at QUT. Through an overview of ePortfolio practice at QUT across several discipline areas, issues raised, barriers encountered and enabling strategies which have been developed to support ePortfolio engagement at QUT are outlined.

Hauville learning and teaching practitioners across the institution, nationally and internationally. Uptake of QSeP has been consistent since its inception with early adopters sharing practice and inspiring colleagues to adopt the ePortfolio approach. Currently, QSeP is used widely across the institution, both independently and as embedded critical reflective pedagogy in single units, degree courses, higher degree research and extra-curricular programs, where the approach helps students maximise learning opportunities.

It was the first use-case at QUT to request exemplar ePortfolios. Exemplars guide students to the required structure for the ePortfolio, thereby minimising student stress regarding the design of the ePortfolio (which is not the core goal) and also simplifying the assessment marking load by standardising the ePortfolio collections. James, McInnis & Devlin (2002) note the value of exemplars in managing large cohort workloads. Within two semesters of the first exemplar being developed, academics and students from other disciplines were requesting exemplars to help understand and visualise the structure of the ePortfolio for different purposes and also to inform content development.

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