Academic leaders’ perspectives on adopting ePortfolios for developing and assessing professional capabilities in Australian business education

Holt, Dale and McGuigan, Nicholas and Kavanagh, Marie and Leitch, Shona and Ngo, Leanne and Salzman, Scott and Watty, Kim and McKay, Jade (2016) Academic leaders’ perspectives on adopting ePortfolios for developing and assessing professional capabilities in Australian business education. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 32 (5). pp. 1-18. ISSN 1449-3098

Abstract

This paper represents a major stage of data collection and reporting on an Australian Office for Learning and Teaching Innovation and Development grant investigating the adoption of ePortfolios for developing and assessing professional capabilities in Australian undergraduate business education. Assessing desired capabilities with and through ePortfolios does not have strong traction in business education courses and disciplines. The status of ePortfolio use in business education in the sector is profiled through the perspectives of academic business leaders. The reasons why ePortfolio use is limited are explored, along with the possible benefits through greater and more systematic use in the curriculum. Various technological, training and support implementation issues are highlighted. The framing of key elements of effective implementation are summarised at the end of the paper.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Australasian Journal of Educational Technology © 2016.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Commerce
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2017 23:48
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2017 02:39
Uncontrolled Keywords: eportfolios professional capabilities business education
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150307 Innovation and Technology Management
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9305 Education and Training Systems > 930502 Management of Education and Training Systems
Identification Number or DOI: doi:10.14742/ajet.2666
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/30916

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