Individual and Institutional Folio Learning


E-portfolios are more than just a technology: they imply a process of planning, keeping track of, making sense of, and sharing evidence of learning and performance. Using e-portfolios well requires embracing a set of practices and an understanding of learning that Helen Chen and her colleagues have dubbed "folio thinking." In this presentation, we will detail our shared understanding of folio thinking as it applies to both individual and organizational development, drawing on examples from our experiences and those of other e-portfolio practitioners from around the world. We will explore in-depth how folio thinking applies to student learning portfolios based on research conducted at Stanford, how it applies to the development of an institutional portfolio and its application in accreditation at Portland State, and how this student and institutional folio thinking can inform the development of next-generation e-portfolio technology.

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