Proposal Summary



Overview & Objectives (75-150 words)

Electronic portfolios have become a part of many programs in colleges of education.  The requirements for portfolios are carefully planned by faculty, often based upon national or state standards,  before they are introduced.  There have been many articles written about the variety of ways faculty and students define portfolios, collect artifacts, read and write reflections, and use the finished portfolios.  However, little has been written about the dynamic nature of portfolio requirements and opportunities related to evolving technologies for creating ePortfolios.  During this session, a panel of faculty members from seven universities will discuss changes in portfolio contents, format, and processes since the inception of the portfolio requirement in their preservice and advanced programs.  Further, they will suggest stages of ePortfolio evolution and share recommended strategies for successfully adapting to continual changes in portfolio requirements, processes, and technology tools.