Editorial: A Pointillist Portrait of ePortfolio Implementation at One University Case studies from Nursing, Professional Practice, University Honors, English, and Business at the University of Cincinnati


Ruth Benander
Debra Brawn
Brenda Refaei
Richard Robles


This special issue of the Journal for Research and Practice in College Teaching is devoted to case studies of eportfolio implementation in a decentralized context.  This articles serves as an introduction to the special issue, provides a background for the current research in eportfolio implementation, and concludes with an assessment of the changing influence of technology in relation to eportfolio implementation. 





Bryant, L., & Chittum, J. (2013). ePortfolio Effectiveness: A(n ill-fated) search for empirical support. International Journal of ePortfolio 3(2), 189-198.

Chambers, S., & Wickersham, L. (2007). THE ELECTRONIC PORTFOLIO JOURNEY: A YEAR LATER, Education , 127(3), 351-360.

Clark, J., & Eynon, B. (2009). E-portfolios at 2.0 – Surveying the field. Peer Review, 11(1), 18-23.

Fisher, M., & Hill, A. (2015). Eportfolio Implementation in a Multiple Campus Environment 4 - Disruptive Change and Innovation, International Journal for Infonomics, 8(4), 1077-1083.

Hains-Wesson, R., Wakeling, L., & Aldred, P. (2014). A university-wide eportfolio initiative at Federation University Australia: Software analysis, test-to-production and evaluation phases. International Journal of ePortfolio, 4(2), 143-156.

Holt, D., McGuigan, N., Kavnagh, M., Leitch, S., Ngo, L., Salzman, S., Watty, K., & McKay, J. (2016). Academic leaders’ perspective on adopting eportfolio for developing and assessing professional capabilities in Australian business education. Australasion Journal of Education Technology, 32(5), 1-18.

Meeus, W., Questier, F., & Derks, T. (2006). Open source eportfolio: development and implementation of an institution?wide electronic portfolio platform for students. Educational Media International, 43(2), 133-145. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09523980600641148

Posey, L., Plack, M., Snyder, R., Dinneen, P., Feuer, M., & Wiss, A. (2015). Developing a pathway for an institution wide eportfolio program. International Journal of ePortfolio, 5(1), 75-92.

Ring, G., & Ramirez, B., (2012). Implementing eportfolios for the assessment of general education competencies. International Journal of ePortfolio, 2(1), 87-97.

Silva, M. L., Delaney, S. A., Cochran, J., Jackson, R., & Olivares, C. (2015). Institutional Assessment and the Integrative Core Curriculum: Involving Students in the Development of an ePortfolio System. International Journal of ePortfolio, 5(2), 155-167.

Slade,C., Murfin,. & Readman, K. (2013). Evaluating processes and platforms for potential eportfolio use: The role of the middle agent. International Journal of ePortfolio, 3(2), 177-188.

Watty, K., McKay, J., Ngo, L., Holt, D., McGuigan, N., Leitch, S., & Kavanagh, M. (2016) ePortfolios in business education: a national study of ePortfolio implementation 2013 to 2015, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, Sydney, N.S.W.

Wickersham, L., & Chambers, S. (2006). ePortfolios: Using technology to enhance and assess student learning, Education, 126(4), 738-746.