Using ePortfolios to Enhance Reflective Learning and Development
Bob Doig (University of Dundee, UK), Barbara Illsley (University of Dundee, UK), Joseph McLuckie (University of Dundee, UK) and Richard Parsons (University of Dundee, UK)
Copyright: © 2006
This chapter argues that it is essential that ePortfolio development is driven by pedagogical considerations, thus ensuring the effective use of these technologies to support learning. Drawing on experience of implementing ePortfolios in an institutional context, the chapter considers how best to meet the needs of learners within a system of effective eLearning support and emphasises the key role of developing reflective writing skills if the ePortfolio is to be an effective way of learning. Creating and deploying key learning activities that effectively use ePortfolios is now a much greater constraint to the correct use of ePortfolios in learning than the technical design or capabilities of ePortfolio software.