The development of strategies to drive government and academic policy to underpin e-portfolio practice

Hallam, Gillian C., Creagh, Tracy A., Harper, Wendy E., & Hauville, Kim L. (2010) The development of strategies to drive government and academic policy to underpin e-portfolio practice. In Buzetto-More, Nicole (Ed.) The e-Portfolio Paradigm: Informing, Educating, Assessing and Managing with e-Portfolios. Informing Science Press, Santa Rosa, CA. USA, pp. 289-319.

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The impact of government policy can become a strong enabler for the use of e-portfolios to support learning and employability. E-portfolio policy and practice seeks to draw together the different elements of integrated education and learning, graduate attributes, employability skills, professional competencies and lifelong learning, ultimately to support an engaged and productive workforce. Drawing on and updating the research findings from a nationwide research study conducted as part of the Australian ePortfolio Project, the present chapter discusses two important areas of the e-portfolio environment, government policy and academic policy. The focus is on those jurisdictions where government and academic policy issues have had a significant impact on e-portfolio practice, such as the European Union, the Netherlands, Scandinavian countries and the United Kingdom, as well as in Australia and New Zealand. These jurisdictions are of interest as government policy discussions are currently focusing on the need for closer integration between the different education and employment sectors. Finally, issues to be considered as well as strategies for driving policy decision making are presented.

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ID Code: 34270
Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: ePortfolios, Higher education, Government policy, Academic policy, HERN
ISBN: 1932886257
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > OTHER EDUCATION (139900) > Education not elsewhere classified (139999)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Technology, Information and Library Services
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Past > Schools > Information Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Informing Science Press
Deposited On: 30 Aug 2010 02:46
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2010 12:30

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