Policy track
Session P1: The benefits and challenges of national initiatives

Analysis of a survey of ePortfolio practice in UK HE (abstract) - Strivens, Janet: Centre for Recording Achievement, UK and Centre for Lifelong Learning, The University of Liverpool

From Pilots to a Joint National ePortfolio strategy - Veronika Hornung-Prähauser, Wolf Hilzensauer Salzburg Research; Paul Meinl, factline Webservices GmbH Charlotte Zwiauer, University of Vienna, Austria.

The Australian experience in developing an employability skills ePortfolio (abstract) - Suzanne Curyer, education.au limited, Australia

Session P2: Assessment models and methods

A 360 Degree Review of ePortfolio Assessment (abstract) - Cathy Gunn; Centre for Professional Development, University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Competency-based assessment at New Century College - Darren Cambridge George Mason University, USA.

Assessing Innovative Competencies through learning ePortfolio - Lise Agerbæk, Odense Technical College and University of Southern Denmark.

Session P3: Regional and National eStrategies

Implementing an Institution-free Model of ePortfolio practice across Educational Sectors - Philip Harley, formerly of City of Nottingham Children’s Services; Angela Smallwood, University of Nottingham Centre for International ePortfolio Development, UK.

Portfolio Scene in Dutch Higher Education - G.F.L.M.Rubens, Utrecht University, A.H.M. Kemps, INHOLLAND University, The Netherlands.

Session P4: Portfolio models and community building in Dutch Higher Education

Portfolio Models and Community Building in Dutch Higher Education - Marij Veugelers, SURF NL Portfolio / Universiteit van Amsterdam, Wijnand Aalderink, SURF NL Portfolio / Windesheim University of Applied Sciences.

Organisations track
Session O1: Organisations empowering learners

Implementation of an ePortfolio as a University-wide Program at the Florida State University - Jeff W. Garis, Florida State University, USA.

ePortfolio in the regular University Chemistry Programme - Natasa Brouwer and Wolter Kaper, Universiteit van Amsterdam, AMSTEL Institute, The Netherlands.

Empowering Diverse Learners Through Large-Scale ePortfolio Implementation (abstract) - Katharine E. Cummings, Western Michigan University, USA.

Session O2: How organisations develop ePortfolio strategies

Building and extending from the success of the trainee doctors’ ePortfolio (abstract) - Alex Haig; Karen Beggs; Neil McManus; Tim Brown, NHS Education for Scotland, UK.


NB: The articles in this first publication are compiled in the alphabetical order of the first author's name. A later publication will provide a proper table of contents.


Launching ePortfolios for learning, assessment and employment - Jo Ann Thompson, George Suckarieh, Eric Inglert, Kathleen Ossman, Annu Prabhakar, Laura Caldwell and Rajiv Soman, College of Applied Science, University of Cincinnati. USA.

ePortfolio tool as change-agent in the Graduate Attribute and Professional Skills arena - Sarah Lambert, University of Wollongong, Australia

Session O3: How to implement ePortfolios successfully at organisational level

Campus-wide ePortfolio initiative: a catalyst for important changes & institutional improvements - Sheri E. Rogers and Neal W.Topp, University of Nebraska at Omaha. Jay Noren, University of Nebraska Medical Center, USA;

The implementation of ePortfolio at INHOLLAND University - Ivo de Boer and Marcel Kemper, INHOLLAND University, the Netherlands.

ePortfolio Passport to Global Citizenship: Folio thinking for College Seniors - Joan E. Leichter Dominick, Leigh Funk and Bethany Izar, Kennesaw State University, USA.

Session O4: How schools are benefiting from an ePortfolio approach

Implementing a multimedia ePortfolio to support learning, achievement and progression - John Pallister, Wolsingham School and Community College, UK.

Bottom up meets top down: ePortfolios in Victoria, Australia - Elizabeth Hartnell-Young, The University of Nottingham. Janette Ellis, GeneratED, UK.

Three approaches to Assessment ePortfolios in UK schools, 2001-2006 - Karim, Derrick, TAG Learning Ltd, UK.

Personal & professional development track
Session PD1: ePortfolios for Teachers professional development

Managing reflection: The Development of ePortfolios to support Professional Learning in Northern Ireland - Eleanore Thomas C2k, Victor McNair Ulster University, UK.

ePortfolio: supporting coaching of workplace learning in the teaching profession - Olga Firssova & Marjo Stalmeier, Open University Netherlands.

The European Digital Portfolio for Educators - Gregory Makrides, INTERCOLLEGE, Cyprus, and partners.

Session PD2: Supporting reflection through ePortfolio pedagogy

ePEARL: Electronic Portfolio Encouraging Active Reflection Learning - A, Wade, P.C. Abrami, B. White, I. Nicolaidou, & K. Morris, Centre for the Study of Learning and Performance, Concordia University, Canada.

Empowering Engineering Students' Self-directed learning in Professional English courses through ePortfolio - Tuula-Harriet Kotikoski and Raija Fonselius, Language Centre of Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences, Finland.

Development of a pedagogical model for ePortfolios – the shape of things to come? - David A. Ross, Centre for Learning and Teaching, University of Paisley and Gerry Graham, ISLE Project, University of Paisley, UK

Session PD3: Supporting students professional development

Using portfolio as an assessment method for ICT in initial teacher training - Ulla Gjørling, UNI-C, The Danish ICT Centre for Education and Research, Denmark.

One Stop Shop’ a cohorts window to the world of ePortfolio (abstract) - Mandy Staunton, Emma Purnell, Liander Taylor and Jenny Woodhams, University of Wolverhampton, UK.

How can ePortfolios contribute to academic development of students? (abstract) - Sanne Meeder and Janke Poortinga, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Technology track

Session T1: Choosing appropriate tools

Models, Tools, ePortfolios - Pier Giuseppe Rossi, Università degli Studi di Macerata, Italy.

Using blogs for Learning Logs - Martin Homik, Saarland University and Erica Melis, DFKI, Germany.

Searching for ePortfolio ‘stickiness’: a call for development to support the select process (abstract) - Glenn Johnson, Penn State University, USA.

Session T2: The added-value of mobile technologies for ePortfolios

Towards the m-portfolio - SJ Cotterill, School of Medical Education Development, University of Newcastle, UK.

Omnipresent ePortfolio activity enabled by a mobile applet and synchronisation service - David Johnson, ACET Centre, The University of Reading, UK.

Portable Reflective Entertainment Portfolio - Robert Chmielewski, University of Edinburgh, UK.

Session T3: Interoperability in action

Real world interoperability - Linking student management to ePortfolio - Colin Dalziel and Andy Everson Pebble Learning, UK.

Building ePortfolio application profiles for Europass CV and insuring cross interoperability - Marc Van Coillie, EIfEL, France.

EPICS:Outcomes of a regional ePortfolio initiative to support lifelong learning - AP Horner and SJ Cotterill, University of Newcastle, UK.

Session T4: Moving towards ePortfolio 2.0

Technology must follow policy: A socio-technological re-assessment of lifetime personal web spaces - Wernher Behrendt, Veronika Hornung-Prähauser and Wolf Hilzensauer, Salzburg Research, Austria.

Papers presented under the Employment track (E1, E2)

Session E1: ePortfolio for orientation and mobility

Synergetics - NedCar ePortfolio Project (abstract) - Luk Vervenne, Synergetics, Belgium.

Beyond Assessment: Building an ePortfolio for orientation, community and reflection - Jen Ross and Hamish Macleod, University of Edinburgh, UK.

Europass- CV plugin for blogs: building online professional profiles (abstract) - Margarita Pérez-García, MENON Network EEIG, Belgium.

Session E2: Facilitating employability

Returning to work, working to return:using ePortfolios to increase women’s employability in gender segregated occupations - Clem Herman and Gill Kirkup;The Open University, UK

Starting with community ePortfolio to build and manage personal ePortfolios - Leda Alice Lombardo and Messi Giuliana, LIFI – Università della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano, Switzerland.

Individualised job coaching at Folkuniversitetet Sweden - Kerstin Namuth, Folkuniversitetet, Sweden.

Social track

Session S1: Ethics via ePortfolios

Ethical portfolios: Supporting identities and values - Simon Grant, independent consultant; Anna Grant, University of Bristol, UK.

Empowering Learners to Work Toward Leadership, Social-Justice, and Social Change Goals (abstract) - Melissa Peet, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. USA.

Session S2: ePortfolio for all

Window to Student Experiences – ePortfolio for ESL Students’ Digital Stories (abstract) - Dale Doubleday, Nancy Meyers & Cheryl Colan, Phoenix College, USA.

Using ePortfolios to Widen Participation and Opportunities for Students from Minority Ethnic and Lower Socioeconomic Groups (abstract) - Neil Currant, University of Bradford, UK.

Developing the skills for lifelong learning:towards a model of engagement in the ePortfolio process - Christopher Murray, The University of Leeds, UK.

Additional papers

An ePortfolio for writing, editing and publishing students: Compendium for a career? - Roslyn Petelin, The University of Queensland, Australia.

ePortfolio as a tool for assessment of competences - Mette Luplau Schnefeld and Hanne Toft, Centre for higher Education South Jutland/Business College South, Denmark.

Should unsupervised web surveys be used to calibrate items? - Javier López-Cuadrado, Anaje Armendariz & Tomás A. Pérez, University of the Basque Country, Spain.

Adoption strategy for implementing & usage ePortfolios in International companies - Mariya Gornostay, Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University, Ukraine.

The Challenge of implementing ePDP at the University of Abertay Dundee - Kehinde Oduyemi and Richard Ogston, University Of Abertay Dundee, UK.

Planning and implementing an institutional staff development programme in ePortfolios - Gloria Dunlop and Susi Peacock, Queen Margaret University College, UK.

Consortium development of ePortfolios: meeting of minds or parting of ways? - David A. Ross, Elizabeth Boyle and Gerard Graham, University of Paisley, UK

Planning and implementing an institutional student development programme in PDP and ePortfolios - Alyson Barrie, James Watt College of Further and Higher Education. Elizabeth Boyle, and Gerard Graham, University of Paisley, UK.

Different types of ePortfolios to support reflection and learning in post-degree courses - Lorella Giannandrea, Università degli Studi di Macerata, Italy.

The teacher portfolio: experimentation in an online community - Patrizia Magnoler University of Macerata, Italy.

ePortfolios: Reflection, collaboration and sustainability in early teacher education - Victor McNair University of Ulster UK. Kevin Marshall Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.

Packaging the undergraduate experience with ePortfolios - DeeAnne M. Kimmel,Clemson University, USA.

A Case study about the use of ePortfolios - Olatz López Fernández, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain.

Towards media, skills and portfolio based learning content personalisation - Fabrizio Cardinali, eLiG and Giunti Interactive Labs, Italy.

Determining the feasibility of utilising ePortfolios for functionally illiterate adults - Mark A.M. Kramer and Ursula Maier-Rabler, University of Salzburg, Austria.

Aiming for ultra-scalable ePortfolio distribution using peer-to-peer networks - David Johnson, Ismail M. Bhana, ACET Centre, The University of Reading, UK.

0–60 in(what seems like)seconds: A year of ePortfolios at the University of Wolverhampton - Shane Sutherland: University of Wolverhampton, UK.

Curriculum DeGóis – A Scientific ePortfolio - P. Sérgio Tenreiro de Magalhães, Leonel Duarte dos Santos & Luís Amaral, Universidade do Minho, Portugal.