Are electronic portfolios an asset to learning and placement?

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Show simple item record Duffy, Katherine Vickers, Francesca Anthony, Denis Martin 2011-02-03T15:19:11Z 2011-02-03T15:19:11Z 2010
dc.identifier.citation Duffy, K., Anthony, D.M. and Vickers, F. (2010) Are electronic portfolios an asset to learning and placement? Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, 4. en
dc.description.abstract Purpose With specific reference to work placements, to establish the evidence of benefit of electronic portfolios (e-portfolios) to student learning and to identify the attitudes to e-portfolios from a range of stakeholders. Methodology Mixed: literature review, survey, interviews, focus group and practice session . Findings There are gaps in the literature on the sources and nature of learning from placement. There are potential benefits of e-portfolios but little robust evidence. Placement staff are divided in their views on the advantages of e-portfolios and students are unsure of their added value. Most placement units are not using e-portfolio packages and a few are using virtual learning environments. Most are using basic word processing packages to develop portfolios. Practical implications Support for reflective practice is central to student learning but e-portfolio products can support learning. If placement units decide to use an e-portfolio they should make their choice based on the scope for institutional support for the product. Originality/value This is the first study that collected data from placement units concerning e-portfolios. Categorisation: Research paper en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Learning and Teaching in Higher Education en
dc.subject electronic portfolios en
dc.subject placement en
dc.subject employability en
dc.subject nursing en
dc.subject business en
dc.title Are electronic portfolios an asset to learning and placement? en
dc.type Article en
dc.researchgroup Nursing and Midwifery Research Centre
dc.researchgroup Health Policy Research Unit
dc.peerreviewed Yes en

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