Planning to Succeed with Digital Portfolios
Abstract: Portfolios are most effective when you build them over time with careful, intentional selection of artifacts and reflection about the learning process and subsequent skills developed in creating those artifacts. Portfolios often lack proper scaffolding and are used more for assessment than their broader potential as a learning tool (Barrett, 2005; Eynon & Gambino, 2017; Roberts, Maor, & Herrington, 2016; Stefani, Mason, & Pegler, 2007). The proposed virtual presentation will explore such an intentional planning process to ensure the successful design and implementation of a digital portfolio throughout a learning program. This process includes scaffolding, tutorials, course integration, and student engagement. The innovation is not the portfolio itself, the supporting tutorials, or any one piece of the portfolio project. Rather, the true innovation is the project as a whole - taking a holistic look at how portfolios fit into the program and how to support the development and evaluation of the portfolio for both students and teachers.