The AeP project team has developed the Australian ePortfolio Toolkit for use by ePortfolio practitioners in their institutions. The ePortfolio Toolkit comprises a series of ePortfolio Concept Guides designed to inform the diverse stakeholders in higher education about issues and opportunities associated with ePortfolio learning.
ePortfolio Concept Guides
AeP Concept Guide for learners (pdf, 901kb)
Wondering how you can use an ePortfolio to support your learning? This guide will introduce you to ePortfolios, their benefits, and issues you need to consider when developing your own ePortfolio.
AeP Concept Guide for academic staff (pdf, 798kb)
Are you interested in developing student-centred learning activities to enhance the quality and sustainability of learning outcomes? This concept guide will help increase your understanding of ePortfolio-based learning.
AeP Concept Guide for IT and T&L support staff (pdf, 782kb)
Are you a member of the information technology or teaching and learning support staff? This concept guide shows you how you can assist academics to embed ePortfolio-based learning.
AeP Concept Guide for institutional managers (pdf, 769kb)
For institutional managers – This concept guide shows you how you can utilise ePortfolio systems and processes to enhance the quality and sustainability of learning outcomes in your institution.
AeP Concept Guide for employers, professional bodies (pdf, 755kb)
This concept guide shows you how to enhance your employment processes, the employability and career planning of learners at your institution, or support professional accreditation activities.
AeP Concept Guide for staff/employees (pdf, 660kb)
Wondering how you can use an ePortfolio to support your professional learning and development? This guide introduces you to the benefits, and issues you need to consider when developing your own ePortfolio.
Managing Privacy for Academic Staff (pdf, 2.4Mb)
This guide discusses the privacy issues you may need to consider, when introducing ePortfolio-based learning to your teaching.
Managing Privacy for Institutional IT Managers (pdf, 1.5Mb)
This guide alerts you to aspects of ePortfolio use that may require institutional policy and procedures to manage privacy for student users.
Managing Privacy for Learners (pdf, 1.8Mb)
This brochure is about students’ privacy in the use of ePortfolio, and your right to control the access and use of your personal information.
These concept guides have been adapted for the Vocational Education and Training (VET)sector by the Australian Flexible Learning Network.
A further valuable resource is a publication prepared by JISC in the UK called ‘Effective practice with ePortfolio‘. The publication investigates good practice in the use of ePortfolios as a support in learning and as an aid to progression to the next stage of education or to employment.
The guide is complemented by an Infokit on ePortfolios. The Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) has developed some very useful resources for those developing and implementing ePortfolios for learning. There is a range of resources that cover the main drivers, purposes, processes, perspectives and issues around ePortfolio.
AeP survey instruments
The survey instruments used in the AeP research can be used or adapted by other ePortfolio researchers.
There are three survey instruments, designed for the different cohorts of respondents:
Learning and Teaching Survey – academic, academic support and general teaching staff, lecturers, trainers, assistant deans, and those generally involved with teaching design and development and/or supporting students in recognition of learning.
Management Survey – people involved in governance, policy, resource development, department managers, administration staff, assistant directors and careers and employment officers.
Human Resources Survey – people involved in the professional development of university, VET and ACE staff, professional and/or academic, teachers/trainers.
AeP Survey: Learning and Teaching questionnaire
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AeP Survey: Management questionnaire
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AeP Suvey: Human Resources questionnaire
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