I did this presentation as part of the June 2012 New Academic Practitioners Programme (NAPP). I introduce staff and postgraduate students to ePortfolios so that we can develop our teaching practice and research identities. Becoming a reflective practitioner involves quite a mindshift firstly, and then secondly we have to think about how we can use the affordances of a blogging or other platform to practice the kind of reflection and evidence sharing involved in this process. ePortfolios are in and outward facing, formative and summative, a process and a product. Once we understand this dynamic we can apply it to our purposes, goals, audience, etc. Maintaining an ePortfolio can even be part of one’s professional development plan. I welcome feedback on ePortfolios and professional development as well as how various forms thereof can be used for learning and curriculum innovation with students.
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Additional reading to scaffold doing critical reflection for your professional development & developing your practice: