ePortfolios in Australian Universities

  • Jennifer Rowley

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Patsie Polly, Richard Vickery, Thuan Thai, Jia-Lin Yang, Thomas Fath, Cristan Herbert et al.
    Pages 47-64
  3. Christine Slade, Keith Murfin, Priscilla Trahar
    Pages 173-189

About this book


This book focuses on essential findings concerning emerging practices of student learning through the teaching and learning benefits of the electronic portfolio (ePortfolio) in a range of disciplines at Australian universities. It explores the latest research on ePortfolios, teaching quality, future research directions for tertiary learning and teaching, institutional agendas in higher education, and the role that the ePortfolios can play in supporting improvements in pedagogic practice and student outcomes.

Included in these agendas is research into the development of higher education through the technologising of pedagogy, learner identities in discrete disciplines, and the praxis of individual university teachers. The book covers accounts of academic learning success and challenges across current higher education subject areas. By presenting case study accounts of ePortfolio use, it reveals the importance of defining and documenting how we can meaningfully develop learner portfolios in research, teaching and learning at Australian universities. With an intentional research base, the book draws on work conducted inside and outside Australia and highlights how the ePortfolio can help tertiary staff prepare for the impact of a student-created portfolio on teaching, learning, and subsequent academic scholarship.


ePortfolios higher education technology assisted learning and teaching professional development institutional policy learning and teaching research enhanced learning and teaching curriculum renewal student engagement curriculum-mapping electronic portfolios learning tools

Editors and affiliations

  • Jennifer Rowley
    • 1
  1. 1.Sydney Conservatorium of MusicThe University of SydneySydneyAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-1731-5
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-1732-2
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