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dc.contributor.authorDuffy, Katherine
dc.contributor.authorVickers, Francesca
dc.contributor.authorAnthony, Denis Martin
dc.identifier.citationDuffy, K., Anthony, D.M. and Vickers, F. (2010) Are electronic portfolios an asset to learning and placement? Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, 4.en
dc.description.abstractPurpose With specific reference to work placements, to establish the evidence of benefit of electronic portfolios (e-portfolios) to student learning and to identify the attitudes to e-portfolios from a range of stakeholders. Methodology Mixed: literature review, survey, interviews, focus group and practice session . Findings There are gaps in the literature on the sources and nature of learning from placement. There are potential benefits of e-portfolios but little robust evidence. Placement staff are divided in their views on the advantages of e-portfolios and students are unsure of their added value. Most placement units are not using e-portfolio packages and a few are using virtual learning environments. Most are using basic word processing packages to develop portfolios. Practical implications Support for reflective practice is central to student learning but e-portfolio products can support learning. If placement units decide to use an e-portfolio they should make their choice based on the scope for institutional support for the product. Originality/value This is the first study that collected data from placement units concerning e-portfolios. Categorisation: Research paperen
dc.publisherLearning and Teaching in Higher Educationen
dc.subjectelectronic portfoliosen
dc.titleAre electronic portfolios an asset to learning and placement?en
dc.researchgroupNursing and Midwifery Research Centre
dc.researchgroupHealth Policy Research Unit

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