I haven't read this one yet but it sounded like a must read for those, like UPEI, implementing ePortfolios. We are moving ahead with a simple model as represented by the Exabis system for Moodle. Exabis enables a personal portfolio approach that is simple and accessible - each Moodle user gets an ePortfolio that follows them from course to course, knows which course they are in when adding material, allows items to be shared with a specific group or the larger public, etc. A bit from the summary of the JISC report.
Initiatives and national policies can drive forward an agenda for change, but the real test comes at the point of use. Emerging, often powerful evidence from practitioners and learners of the value of developing e-portfolios provides another strong rationale for reconsidering the role of e-portfolios in learning and teaching. Cutting-edge research and development projects funded by JISC and other agencies also indicate further potential that is not yet fully exploited – for example, in facilitating the transition between institutions and stages of education, and in supporting staff appraisal and applications for professional accreditation. But perhaps the most pressing reason for taking a closer look at e-portfolios is the indication that use of these tools can promote more profound forms of learning.
Effective Practice with e-Portfolios uses the outcomes of recent significant projects and examples from current practice to explore how e-portfolios can add value to personalised and reflective models of learning. Drawing on the work of key national agencies and organisations and on excellent practice and recent initiatives by institutions and professional bodies, the guide illustrates a wide variety of e-portfolio use across further, higher and continuing education.