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New Issue of the International Journal of ePortfolio (IJeP)

The new issue of the International Journal of ePortfolio (IJeP), a double-blind, peer-reviewed, open access journal, is now available online.

The following articles comprise Volume 2, Number 1 of IJeP:

Instructional Articles

Preparedness Portfolios and Portfolio Studios (Jennifer Turns, University of Washington, Brook Sattler, University of Washington, Matt Eliot, Central Queensland University, Deborah Kilgore, University of Washington, Kate Mobrand, University of Washington)

Electronic Portfolios for Distance Learning: A Case from a Nursing Clinical Course (Jayne Josephsen, Boise State University)

Understanding Students’ Experiences of e-PDP and the Factors that Shape their Attitudes (Alfredo Gaitán, University of Bedfordshire)

From the Reflective ePractitioner: A Pilot Model of Teacher Preparation Employing ePortfolio (Judith Cross, Randwick TAFE NSW Sydney Institute)

Assessment Articles

Using the e-Portfolio to Document and Evaluate Growth in Reflective Practice: The Development and Application of a Conceptual Framework (Wesley Pitts, Lehman College, CUNY, Rachel Ruggirello, Washington University in St. Louis)

Analysis of a Rubric for Assessing Depth of Classroom Reflections (Dev K. Dalal, Bowling Green State University, Milton D. Hakel, Bowling Green State University, Michael T. Sliter, Bowling Green State University, Sarah R. Kirkendall, Bowling Green State University)

Technology, Policy, and Management Articles

Implementing ePortfolios for the Assessment of General Education Competencies (Gail Ring, Clemson University, Barbara Ramirez, Clemson University)

Self-Representation and Student Identity: A Case Study of International Student Users of Sakai (Evan Snider, Virginia Tech, Alex McCarthy, Virginia Tech)

Professional Development Articles

On the Right Track: Using ePortfolios as Tenure Files (Erica Swenson Danowitz, Delaware County Community College)

Book Review

The Quest for Expertise: A Review of Documenting Learning with ePortfolios: A Guide for College Instructors (Joan Monahan Watson, Virginia Tech)

The new call for papers can be found at http://www.theijep.com/callforpapers.html. IJeP employs a rolling submission process; however, authors wishing to be considered for the next issue should submit their manuscript to IJeP by June 1, 2012.

The mission of the International Journal of ePortfolio (IJeP) is to encourage the study of practices and pedagogies associated with ePortfolio in educational settings. The journal’s focus includes the explanation, interpretation, application, and dissemination of researchers’, practitioners’, and developers’ experiences relevant to ePortfolio. It also serves to provide a multi-faceted, single source of information for those engaging in projects and practices associated with ePortfolio. A refereed (blind) peer-reviewed journal, IJeP embraces inquiry into ePortfolio in educational settings holistically; therefore, manuscripts considering the following areas of investigation are welcomed:

  • Instruction and principles of learning that utilize and inform practical, effective ePortfolio methodologies;
  • Evaluation and assessment methodologies and practices supported by ePortfolio;
  • Case studies and best practices regarding applications of ePortfolio for learning, assessment, and professional development supported by scholarship of teaching and learning practices and research methodologies;
  • Theoretically rich accounts of the principles grounding ePortfolio work and its relationship to larger social and cultural phenomena; and
  • Innovative development and applications of technologies that enable new ePortfolio practices.

Authors with questions regarding their manuscript’s suitability for IJeP should direct their inquiries to the Executive Editors at ijep@vt.edu.

About judithcoe

I am a retired music professor emerita, faculty development champion, SoTL practitioner mentor and trainer, technology geek, fulbright alum, cultural ambassador, digital explorer, artist, and observer with a passion for Irish land- and seascapes, music and literature, Blasket Island people and culture, and the sea.


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