At JCU, an ePortfolio refers to an electronically stored collection (or archive) of a student’s experiences, achievements and artefacts, together with their reflections on learning.
There are many different potential purposes for ePortfolios, so clarity is needed about the reasons to introduce ePortfolio-based learning activities into the curriculum.
In the academic context, an ePortfolio may assist learners with their personal development by providing a single, organised repository from which they may:
ePortfolios can assist educators to gain deeper, more rounded insights into students, enabling the provision of rich individualised academic advice.
At JCU, PebblePad is a supported resource that can be used to generate and manage an ePortfolio.