Academic leaders’ perspectives on adopting ePortfolios for developing and assessing professional capabilities in Australian business education

  • Dale Manning Holt Deakin University
  • Nicholas McGuigan Department of Accounting and Corporate Governance, Macquarie University
  • Marie Kavanagh School of Commerce, University of Southern Queensland
  • Shona Leitch College of Business, RMIT University
  • Leanne Ngo Faculty of Business and Law, Deakin University
  • Scott Salzman Faculty of Business and Law, Deakin University
  • Kim Watty Faculty of Business and Law, Deakin University
  • Jade McKay
Keywords: ePortfolios, Academic Leadership, Business Education

Abstract

This paper represents a major stage of data collection and reporting on an Australian Office for Learning and Teaching Innovation and Development grant investigating the adoption of ePortfolios for developing and assessing professional capabilities in Australian undergraduate business education. Assessing desired capabilities with and through ePortfolios does not have strong traction in business education courses and disciplines. The status of ePortfolio use in business education in the sector is profiled through the perspectives of academic business leaders. The reasons why ePortfolio use is limited are explored, along with the possible benefits through greater and more systematic use in the curriculum. Various technological, training and support implementation issues are highlighted. The framing of key elements of effective implementation are summarised at the end of the paper.

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Published
2016-12-01
How to Cite
Holt, D. M., McGuigan, N., Kavanagh, M., Leitch, S., Ngo, L., Salzman, S., Watty, K., & McKay, J. (2016). Academic leaders’ perspectives on adopting ePortfolios for developing and assessing professional capabilities in Australian business education. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 32(5). https://doi.org/10.14742/ajet.2666