Future-Focused ePortfolios at Montana State University-Northern

Future-Focused ePortfolios at Montana State University-Northern

Jonathon J. Richter (Montana State University-Northern, USA)
Copyright: © 2006 |Pages: 7
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-890-1.ch049
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Abstract

This chapter introduces the idea of using electronic portfolios for enhancing the future thinking of an organization’s learners. At Montana State University–Northern, faculty are using ePortfolios to elicit deep learning by encouraging students to reflect on their work in terms of what is possible, what is probable, and what is preferable in their professional lives as educators. By detailing the context that MSU-Northern’s ePortfolio system entails, this chapter may assist practitioners to glean some of the advantages of and the factors for getting students to think systematically about the future using electronic portfolios, and researchers to address relevant issues surrounding the application of future-focused ePortfolios.

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