Creating a Strategy for the Implementation of the QUT ePortfolio
David Emmett (Queensland University of Technology, Australia), Wendy Harper (Queensland University of Technology, Australia) and Kim Hauville (Queensland University of Technology, Australia)
Copyright: © 2006
This chapter introduces the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) ePortfolio project as an example of a successful collaboration and integration strategy within a higher education context. Following extensive piloting and testing, the portfolio was released to all students and staff late in 2004, and by May 2005 in excess of 10,000 portfolios had been commenced. This chapter will present insights into this project which reveal some key collaboration and integration strategy decisions that were taken by both the university and the portfolio design team. In order to support these insights, preliminary student, academic, and employer feedback is provided based on research carried out from 2003 to 2005. The authors hope that this chapter will provide insights that will enable other institutions to enjoy similar success.