ePortfolios – Build it, Use it, Assess it

Concurrent Session 6

Session Materials

Brief Abstract

ePortfolios provide a method for showcasing and allowing robust and paperless review of learning at both the course and program level. This session will discuss the evolution of eportfolios in our program including construction, the addition of artifacts, and use of the eportfolio in assessment.  Participants will be introduced to several freely available tools. 


Dr. Michele D. Kegley is the Program Director and Advisor for the Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies at UC Blue Ash College. Her research focuses on leadership, change, and socioeconomic issues of women, family, and work-life balance. Her classroom research includes online and hybrid course design, team-based learning and classroom debates. Dr. Kegley endeavors to engage students in active learning about the world in which they are economic citizens. Most recently she received a Pay It Forward grant for her Senior Capstone class to re-grant based on their volunteer work with community non-profit organizations. She has a Bachelor of Arts from Wilmington College, Master of Science in Economics from Wright State University and a Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership and Change from Antioch University.
Faculty eLearning Director and Associate Professor in the Business and Economics Department, teaching online, hybrid, and face to face classes. Peer Reviewer and Face to Face facilitator for Quality Matters, and a Blackboard Certified Trainer. Working closely with the Learning and Teaching Center at the college, facilitates the college online course design seminar for faculty and plans and coordinates instructional technology training and related faculty development. Member of the University of Cincinnati eLearning Committee chartered with coordinating elearning delivery across the many colleges of the University. Focused on improved course delivery using the Learning Management System, accessibility of course content, and Instructional Design.

Extended Abstract

ePortfolios provide a method for showcasing and allowing robust and paperless review of learning at both the course and program level. Students archive learning activities and projects, along with reflection on their learning, from multiple courses to demonstrate the application of program learning outcomes. 

This session will briefly review the evolution and current implementation of eportfolios in an Administrative Management program.   We will review our current process of introduction to the application and construction of the eportfolio, submission of additional artifacts throughout the program, and final development in the capstone course.  We will also discuss how we have then used the eportfolio in program assessment.  At the end of the session, participants will:

1. Identify several applications for eportfolio creation.

2. Define a goal for an eportfolio in their course, program, or institution.

3.  Be introduced to hands-on implementation of the eportfolio.

Participants will be introduced to free eportfolio applications, encouraged to create their own start of an eportfolio, and invited to share their goals with others in the session.  


Note to reviewers:  We indicated express workshop for this session.  We could easily expand it to a pre-conference 3-hour workshop by allowing more hands-on and build time.