The e-portfolio implementation toolkit

This toolkit is designed to support those involved in the implementation of e-portfolios in higher (HE) and further education (FE) and work-based learning: practitioners planning to use e-portfolios in curriculum design and middle and senior managers addressing strategy and policy issues and challenges relating to the introduction of technologies for learning.

Embedding e-portfolio use on a large scale is still relatively new. As a result, the design and content of this toolkit have drawn on the experiences of its case study contributors: 12 UK, 4 Australian and 3 New Zealand partner institutions together with one professional organisation, whose names and contacts are given in the list of ePI study participants.

The toolkit is the output from a JISC-funded e-portfolio implementation study which ran from 2010–2011 and was led by the University of Nottingham. The final report contains selected information and links to the toolkit.  The study aimed to:  

  • Identify salient messages from examples of large-scale e-portfolio implementations to help inform future practice and strategy
  • Articulate models of implementation
  • Support a range of users in identifying and addressing issues relevant to their context