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This conference paper was originally published as Olney, I, Getting electronic portfolios up to standard: Preparing to implement an electronic portfolio (efolio), Proceedings of the Emerging Technologies Conference, University of Wollongong, 18-21 June 2008.


Many training institutions are increasingly expected to provide platforms and tools to allow students to reflect on their teaching and learning throughout their period of study. Data is collected each year as indicators of progress and attainment but often this does not fully reflect the true picture. Employers and professional bodies are also beginning to use portfolios to identify employees that match their requirements and be able to gauge that certain benchmarks are being achieved. With improvements in access, storage ability and provision of linkage to standards or competencies electronic portfolios have the potential to provide a more accurate view of a student’s achievements and experiences. These digital repositories allow students to create a clear and consistent record of their knowledge and understanding in readiness for a particular audience. This paper describes an electronic portfolio tool and the proposed initial stages of its implementation with staff into a core program of a Faculty of Education.