Showing a human and professional face to the world: An ePortfolio design strategy for a 'sense of self'

Jennifer Munday, Jennifer Rowley

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Abstract

The online learning space can appear to be cold and impersonal for Higher Education students. The aim of this chapter is to show the progress through a teaching and learning design using a 'sense of self' model, which is being used in ePortfolio creation in two Higher Education institutions. This chapter will demonstrate that an ePortfolio can be a tool for showcasing students' levels of achievement in regard to a 'sense of self'. The positive results from the outcomes of the two pedagogic approaches to the ePortfolio process encourages other users of ePortfolio to engage with flexible and creative approaches to the production of showcase and reflective ePortfolios with students at all phases of a degree program. Academics can positively affect the human connections between students and teachers, emerging professionals and the profession, by encouraging multi-faceted aspects within an ePortfolio as the interface between the online and the professional world.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of research on humanizing the distance learning experience
EditorsMaria Northcote, Kevin P Gosselin
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherIGI Global
Chapter5
Pages95-110
Number of pages17
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9781522509691
ISBN (Print)9781522509684
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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Munday, J., & Rowley, J. (2017). Showing a human and professional face to the world: An ePortfolio design strategy for a 'sense of self'. In M. Northcote, & K. P. Gosselin (Eds.), Handbook of research on humanizing the distance learning experience (1st ed., pp. 95-110). IGI Global.