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ePortfolio Performance Support Systems: Constructing, Presenting, and Assessing Portfolios

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Katherine V. Wills, Indiana University Purdue University at Columbus

Rich Rice, Texas Tech University

Copyright Year: 2013

ISBN 13: 9781602354432

Publisher: WAC Clearinghouse

Language: English

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Reviewed by Adrienne Bratcher, Associate Professor/Clinical Supervisor, Eastern New Mexico University on 1/6/22

This book offers twelve chapters relevant for everything from developing an ePortfolio to successfully using an ePortfolio. read more

Reviewed by Plamen Miltenoff, Professor, St. Cloud State University on 1/8/19

It is a solid compilation of works by authors with undeniable reputation. My only disappointment was the "English Major" limitation of the book. While, unquestionably, blog is a great tool for English composition and "blogfolio" is a great tool is... read more

Reviewed by Naomi Beckett, Learning Technologist, The University of the West of England on 8/15/17

The great thing about this book is how varied each of the essays within it are. Although some do give examples of using ePortfolios within Higher Education, there are some really interesting sections in the book that cover career development,... read more

Reviewed by Amod Lele, Senior Educational Technologist, Boston University on 6/20/17

The book's greatest strength is in the variety of its chapters, which articulate the many widely varying uses of ePortfolios between career presentation, formative reflection, statements of teaching philosophy, program assessment and more,... read more

Reviewed by Laura Trujillo-Mejía, Distinguished Lecturer, University of Tennessee on 6/20/17

The book provides a comprehensive view of the implementation of ePortfolios. The collection of articles ranges from theoretical chapters, (e.g. Kathleen Yancey's chapter "Postmodernism, Palimpsest, and Portfolios") to practical examples... read more

Reviewed by Elisabeth Read, Assistant Professor, Early Childhood Education, Community College of Rhode Island on 4/11/17

The text provides the reader with a comprehensive look at how ePortfolios are emerging as a means for students to express their knowledge, talents, and capabilities through a technological, sharable format. An intriguing look at the historically... read more

Reviewed by Marc Zaldivar, Director, ePortfolios and Authentic Assessment, Virginia Tech on 2/8/17

As an edited volume with twelve chapters covering four main areas of ePortfolio systematic adoption in higher education and beyond, this book is very comprehensive. It covers the theories that inform ePortfolio adoption, as in Kathleen Yancey's... read more

Table of Contents

  • Front Matter
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction, Katherine V. Wills and Rich Rice

Section 1: Systematic Performance Support Systems

  • Chapter 1. Postmodernism, Palimpsest, and Portfolios: Theoretical Issues in the Representation of Student Work, Kathleen Blake Yancey
  • Chapter 2. The Hypermediated Teaching Philosophy ePortfolio Performance Support System, Rich Rice
  • Chapter 3. The Social ePortfolio: Integrating Social Media and Models of Learning in Academic ePortfolios, Lauren F. Klein

Section 2: Constructing the Bridge

  • Chapter 4. ePorts: Making the Passage from Academics to Workplace, Barbara J. D'Angelo and Barry M. Maid
  • Chapter 5. What Are You Going to Do With That Major? An ePortfolio as Bridge from University to the World, Karen Ramsay Johnson and Susan Kahn
  • Chapter 6. Career ePortfolios: Recognizing and Promoting Employable Skills, Karen Bonsignore

Section 3: Presenting Interactive Designs

  • Chapter 7. Showcase Hybridity: A Role for Blogfolios, Geoffrey Middlebrook and Jerry Chih-Yuan Sun
  • Chapter 8. Accessible ePortfolios for Visually-Impaired Users: Interfaces, Designs, and Infrastructures, Sushil K. Oswal
  • Chapter 9. From Metaphor to Analogy: How the National Museum of the American Indian can inform the Augusta Community Portfolio, Darren Cambridge

Section 4: Authentic Assessment Tools and Knowledge Transfer

  • Chapter 10. Mapping, Re-Mediating, and Reflecting on Writing Process Realities: Transitioning from Print to Electronic Portfolios in First-Year Composition, Steven Corbett, Michelle LaFrance, Cara Giacomini, and Janice Fournier
  • Chapter 11. ePortfolios as Tools for Facilitating and Assessing Knowledge Transfer from Lower Division, General Education Courses to Upper Division, Discipline-specific Courses, Carl Whithaus
  • Chapter 12. Balancing Learning and Assessment: A Study of Virginia Tech's Use of ePortfolios, Marc Zaldivar, Teggin Summers, and C. Edward Watson

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  • About the Book

    ePortfolio Performance Support Systems: Constructing, Presenting, and Assessing Portfolios addresses theories and practices advanced by some of the most innovative and active proponents of ePortfolios. Editors Katherine V. Wills and Rich Rice interweave twelve essays that address the ways in which ePortfolios can facilitate sustainable and measureable writing-related student development, assessment and accountability, learning and knowledge transfer, and principles related to universal design for learning, just-in-time support, interaction design, and usability testing.

    About the Contributors


    Katherine V. Wills is Interim Division Head of Liberal Arts and Associate Professor in the English program at Indiana University Purdue University at Columbus, Indiana. Recent publications explore uses of reflective practice in writing across curriculum, ePortfolios, and international service learning. With J. Blake Scott and Bernadette Longo, she co-edited Critical Power Tools: Technical Communication and Cultural Studies (SUNY, 2006), which received the national award for Best New Collection in Technical and Scientific Writing by the National Council of Teachers of English (2007).


    Rich Rice is Associate Professor in the Technical Communication and Rhetoric program at Texas Tech University where he serves as Director of the Multiliteracy Lab. He is a member of the Conference on College Composition and Communication's Committee on Best Practices for Online Writing Instruction. His recent articles are in the areas of ePortfolios, new media knowledge creation, mobile medicine, basic writing and photo essays, remediated film, nontraditional graduate support systems, and media labs.

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