JISC’s eportfolio work inspiration for conference

JISC’s publication Effective Practice with e-Portfolios’ is the inspiration for a two day conference, entitled ‘Telling e-portfolio stories: e-portfolio-based learning’, at the University of Wolverhampton in June 2009.

The conference aims to explore the use of e-portfolios from different perspectives including the learner, practitioner, institutional and lifelong learner.

Julie Hughes, Principal Lecturer in Innovation in Learning and Teaching, from the University of Wolverhampton said: ‘We are delighted JISC is involved in this year’s ‘e-Portfolio-based learning’ conference which gives colleagues the opportunity to learn from each other.’

Lisa Gray, e-learning programme manager at JISC said, ‘With the hosting institution lowering its nursing attrition rates by using e-portfolios, it shows there are real merits to sharing best practice across colleges and universities. If there is a one percent improvement in retention achieved across higher education institutions this would be worth over £132 million.’

JISC runs an e-learning programme which works on behalf of the whole of further and higher education to develop advice and guidance on how using web 2.0 and online learning tools can open up learning, teaching and research for all.

More information on JISC’s publication Effective Practice with e-Portfolios

JISC InfoNet’s e-Portfolios infoKit

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