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Learning Portfolio Program

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Learning Portfolio Faculty Guide

Featured Articles:

The Field Guide to ePortfolio: Why it Matters for Learning A Collaborative Project of AAEEBL, AAC&U, IJeP, and EPAC

Watson, E.C., Kuh, G.D., Rhodes, T., Penny Light, T., & Chen, H.L. (2016). ePortfolios – The Eleventh High Impact Practice. International Journal of ePortfolio, 6 (2), 65-69. Retrieved from http://www.theijep.com/pdf/IJEP254.pdf

Featured Presentation:

Catalyst for Learning: ePortfolios and the Future of Higher Education by Randy Bass, PhD, Vice Provost for Education, Professor of English, Georgetown University

This presentation focused on the role of ePortfolios in shaping higher education in a period of transformation. It present the findings from the Connect to Learning (C2L) project, a national consortium of 23 campuses helping to create a developmental model for ePortfolios and the ways their effective implementation can catalyze change on campuses, while at the same time improving student success (retention, graduation) and deepening their learning. Find out how Loyola’s ePortfolio program serves as this form of High Impact Learning.

Presentation: Catalyst for Learning: ePortfolios and the Future of Higher Education


Ambrose, A.G. & Ambrose, L.W. (2013). The Blended Advising Model: Transforming Advising with ePortfolios. International Journal of ePortfolio, 3 (1), 75-89. Retrieved from http://www.theijep.com/pdf/IJEP97.pdf

Buyarski, C.A. & Landis, C.M. (2014). Using an ePortfolio to Assess the Outcomes of a First-Year Seminar: Student Narrative and Authentic Assessment. International Journal of ePortfolio, 4 (1), 49-60. Retrieved from http://www.theijep.com/pdf/ijep133.pdf

Eynon, B., Gambino, L.M., & Török, J. (2014). What Difference Can ePortfolio Make? A Field Report from the Connect to Learning Project. International Journal of ePortfolio, 4 (1), 95-114.  Retrieved from http://www.theijep.com/pdf/IJEP127.pdf

 Morreale, C., Van Zile-Tamsen, C., Emerson, C.A., Herzog, M. (2017). Thinking Skills by Design: Using a Capstone ePortfolio to Promote Reflection, Critical Thinking, and Curriculum Integration. International Journal of ePortfolio, 7 (1), 13-28. Retrieved from http://www.theijep.com/pdf/IJEP245.pdf

O’Laughlin, N.J. & Serra, S.T. (2016). Using Eportfolios to Deepen Civic Engagement. AAC&U Peer Review, 18 (3). Retrieved from https://www.aacu.org/peerreview/2016/summer/olaughlin


Cambridge, D., Cambridge, B., & Yancey, K. (2009). Electronic Portfolios 2.0: Emergent Research on Implementation and Impact. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing, LLC.

Eynon, B. & Gambino, L.M. (2017). High-Impact ePortfolio Practice: A Catalyst for Student, Faculty, and Institutional Learning. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing, LLC.

Penny Light, T., Chen, H., & Ittleson, J. (2012). Documenting Learning with ePortfolios: A Guide for College. San Francisco, CA: John Wiley and Sons.

Reynolds, C. & Patton, J. (2014). Leveraging the ePortfolio for Integrative Learning: A Faculty Guide to Classroom Practices for Transforming Student Learning. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing, LLC.

   Read an example chapter of Leveraging the ePortfolio for Integrative Learning

Recommended Online References:

International Journal of ePortfolio (IJeP)
The mission of the International Journal of ePortfolio (IJeP) is to encourage the study of practices and pedagogies associated with ePortfolio in educational settings.

Catalyst for Learning: ePortfolio Resources and Research (C2L)

Connect to Learning (C2L) is a national network of campus ePortfolio leaders, working together to advance the transformative capacities of ePortfolio for teaching, learning, and assessment.

Professional Associations:

Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) ePortfolio Forum

AAC&U is a long-standing advocate of ePortfolios in higher education. Each year as part of the AAC&U annual meeting, there is a sponsored ePortfolio Forum addressing research and best practices.  

Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning (AAEEBL)
AAEEBL, the Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning (pronounced "able"), is a professional association and a U. S. non-profit with members in four countries.  Its goal is to promote portfolio learning as a major way to transform higher education.