ePortfolio Development and the Potential Relationship to Learning Theories

Authored by: Anthony Ralston

International Handbook of E-learning, Volume 2

Print publication date:  March  2015
Online publication date:  February  2015

Print ISBN: 9781138793729
eBook ISBN: 9781315760902
Adobe ISBN: 9781317643579


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This chapter includes an introduction of ePortfolios and their uses in relation to Web 2.0 technology in higher education, as well as a perspective on learning theories related to ePortfolio development. Based on the literature reviewed, definitions of an ePortfolio are presented so as to provide a framework for this approach to learning design. In addition, the developmental processes related to ePortfolios and their relationship to online learning is examined, as well as perspectives from the literature of the claims in education that ePortfolios have offered.

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