Document Type

Conference Paper

Publication Date




Publication Title

2016 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition



Conference Name

2016 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, New Orleans


Integrated learning is a vital strategy for engaging undergraduate Engineering students in the higher levels of learning, as it encourages students to reflect on their learning processes and draw connections between course-work and "real-world" experiences. Specifically, ePortfolios encourage novice engineers to consider their learning processes over time, drawing connections between coursework and their intended profession, as well as cultivating an online identity that supports their efforts to pursue a career in Engineering. The use of ePortfolios is one method for fostering integrative learning, focusing on the application of digital communication and assessment and awareness of self-competence. By training students to archive digital artifacts related to their learning, ePortfolios encourage student to draw connections between course content and their future careers. Digital portfolios also provide students with the opportunity to develop an online presence, demonstrating through multi-modal content the skills they gained through their education. At the same time, students develop basic digital literacies, from creating and curating digital artifacts throughout the learning process, managing their data, to displaying knowledge and skills which are important for their future engineering careers. This paper examines the efforts of students at Old Dominion University (ODU), Norfolk, Virginia who created ePortfolios in a variety of contexts, as a part of a course which was specifically developed as part of a university wide ePortfolio initiative. In May 2015, faculty attended a professional development workshop, "eP3: Praxis, Process, and Production," in order to learn about basic ePortfolio strategies and ways in which to foster students' archival habits. The project presented in this paper was established in the summer 2015 semester in the undergraduate course "Computer Integrated Manufacturing" at the senior level.


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Original Publication Citation

Jovanovic, V. M., Mize, M., Rodrigo, R., & Verma, A. K. (2016). Use of ePortfolio as integrated learning strategy in computer integrated manufacturing online course. Paper presented at the 2016 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, New Orleans, Louisiana.


0000-0002-8626-903X (Vukica M. Jovanovic)