2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Salt Lake City, UT, June 24-27, 2018
In an undergraduate as well as in a graduate academic setting, an ePortfolio is a collection of student work designed to exhibit student’s achievements, which often includes student’s reflective commentaries. While in academia ePortfolios are used to document the student learning process over time, they have been also well received by employers as work portfolios or showcases. This paper provides detailed explanations of two years of implementation of ePortfolio activities in junior and senior level engineering technology courses. The goal of the paper is to present to the community the best practices learned during the implementation and to provide information on how the ePortfolios can be integrated with other course assignments, enhancing the course outcomes but without raising the burden from the instructor perspective. Class material samples are provided in the Appendix. The best received implementation was observed when: 1) scaffolding of the activity was done along the semester and was aligned with the pre-existing course activities (such as test, HW assignments, etc.), 2) the eP project was made optional for extra credit, 3) detailed instructions were provided, and 4) a website template was provided.
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Original Publication Citation
Ayala, O. M., & Popescu, O. (2018, June), Lessons from two years of ePortfolio implementation in engineering technology courses [Paper presentation]. 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/30759
Ayala, Orlando M. and Popescu, Otilia, "Lessons from Two Years of ePortfolio Implementation in Engineering Technology Courses" (2018). Engineering Technology Faculty Publications. 183.