ePortfolio and Educational Change in Higher Education in the Netherlands
M. W. ("Wijnand") Aalderink (Windesheim University for Professional Education, The Netherlands) and M. H. C. H. ("Marij") Veugelers (Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Copyright: © 2006
This chapter describes the important role that the concept of ePortfolio plays in new pedagogical paradigms in The Netherlands. ePortfolio can be seen both as a consequence of and a stimulus for the movement towards student-centered, competence-based learning in Dutch higher education. The authors present lessons learned in ePortfolio implementation, derived from experience from the past five years in the Low Countries, both in local institutional projects and in large-scale national projects. They then describe the cases of their own universities, being Windesheim University for Professional Education and the University of Amsterdam. The chapter ends with conclusions and future developments in the field of ePortfolio in The Netherlands.