The ePortfolio Project at SF State began in 2005 and has continued to steadily grow ever since. To document the project, we have created a blog, “ePortfolio Adventures at SF State”, with more current news and events. Please feel free to share ideas, leave us any thoughts or comments!

  • Journals:

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

ABSTRACT: IJEP Issue 1 features an article about ePortfolios in the Metro Academies Program at SF State and City College of  SF: Growing a New Culture of Assessment: Planting ePortfolios in the Metro Academies Program, Alycia Shada, Kevin Kelly, Ruth Cox, Savita Mali; full article available here.






Education for a Digital World 2.0: Innovations in Education is an international, collaboratively authored book. Digital (PDF) copies of individual sections or the entire book are available online.  Part six contains five chapters about ePortfolios, including one about our work at SF State: eAssessment: Measuring in Ways that Matter”, by Kevin Kelly and Ruth Cox

Abstract: Establishing a sustainable ePorticulture: How to prepare, plant, grow and harvest student ePortfolios delves into both the thought and action behind creating and maintaining a successful ePortfolio initiative at the program or institutional level. They demonstrate that we now have the means to capture and provide a deeper acquaintance with the integrated patterns of human knowledge, belief and behavior.


Videos and Presentations

Here are a variety of presentations available on the web related to ePortfolio work at SF State:

Growing an ePorticulture (AAC & U ePortfolio Forum, Jan. 2011)

Description: This interactive workshop shares practical strategies for starting, sustaining, and harvesting evidence of student learning through an ePortfolio program. Drawing on six years of experience working “from the ground up” at San Francisco State University, we share examples and resources from our ePortfolio projects. Themes with supporting case stories include: Successful “planting” tips with getting-started steps and examples of discipline specific portfolios; maintaining and growing, with examples of “mapping” and “tagging” student work to learning outcomes at course, program, and institutional levels; harvesting student work through Capstone courses and strategies for the use of portfolios in program reviews.


Linking Student Learning Outcomes through Strategic Planning, Curricular Innovation and ePortfolio Assessment (LEAP Project) Gail Evans, Linda Buckley, and Maggie Beers

Description: This presentation from San Francisco State University provides a powerful case study of one possible strategy for aligning institutional student learning outcomes with the LEAP Essential Learning Outcomes, with an eye toward accreditation requirements. SFSU successfully demonstrates the connectivity between learning goals on an institutional level, system-wide strategic priorities, and the LEAP framework.

ePortfolio Project at British Columbia Institute of Technology (project by AT Director Maggie Beers)

Description: This brief film highlights the use of ePortfolios at BCIT. Students in the trades create their ePortfolios, instructors describe the assessment process and employers discuss the benefits.


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