Fisher, M. & Hill, A. (2017). Eportfolio implementation in a multiple campus university environment: academic teacher continuous improvement. International Journal for Cross-Disciplinary Subjects in Education,8(2), C.A. Shoniregun, R. Cooper. 3055-3063. United Kingdom: Infonomics Society.
At the Australian Catholic University (ACU) an ePortfolio may be used as a product, to display parts of one’s Personal Learning Environment (PLE), or as a process, referred to as a Personal Learning Network (PLN). This is challenging to institutions and their Executive, as academics can use it both as an assessment ‘of’ learning and as a vehicle ‘for’ learning. It promotes metacognitive awareness of learning (awareness of one’s own thinking and problem solving) providing opportunities for self-directed learning by exploiting its digital affordances, enabling users (teachers or students) to reflect upon, profile, and transform learning, teaching, and engagement with peers in one’s profession using a Scholarship of Learning and Teaching (SoLT) approach . Reflection is an essential part of academic learning and continuous improvement. In Teacher Education courses, community reflective practice  helps profile evidence used to show continuing achievement against professional teaching standards in an evolving life-long learning journey.
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