Effective practice with e-portfolios: How can the UK experience inform implementation?


  • Gordon Joyes University of Nottingham
  • Lisa Gray Joint Information Systems Committee
  • Elizabeth Hartnell-Young University of Nottingham




This paper introduces the background to the JISC work within the e-portfolio domain in the UK and presents an overview of past and current activities and the drivers for these developments. This is followed by a review of JISC's approach to drawing out the learning and implications for e-portfolio practice from this extensive collection of work and its dissemination. The analysis of twenty one recently funded projects involving the use of e-portfolios in the UK is introduced. The findings suggest that e-portfolio implementation is particularly complex in part due to the number of stakeholders involved, the contexts in which e-portfolios can be applied and the number of purposes they can have. This research suggests that there are threshold concepts related to e-portfolio implementation and that developing an understanding of effective practice is not straightforward. However a means of supporting this understanding is suggested.


Download data is not yet available.


Metrics Loading ...




How to Cite

Joyes, G., Gray, L., & Hartnell-Young, E. (2010). Effective practice with e-portfolios: How can the UK experience inform implementation?. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 26(1). https://doi.org/10.14742/ajet.1099