ePortfolio in the UK: Emerging Practice
Colin Dalziel (University of Wolverhampton, UK), Rachel Challen (University of Wolverhampton, UK) and Shane Sutherland (University of Wolverhampton, UK)
Copyright: © 2006
This chapter investigates the emergence of ePortfolio systems in the UK and the drivers for their adoption as part of the national agenda for lifelong learning. Beginning with a historical perspective, the chapter highlights UK initiatives that have led higher education institutions toward providing ePortfolio facilities for their students, and highlights why ePortfolios are becoming more popular for supporting learners and learning. The authors aim to provide a context for ePortfolios in the UK, discuss the drivers for change, identify some of the issues faced by institutions, and highlight some of the differences in ePortfolio adoption between the UK and other countries.