An evaluation of the use of electronic portfolios (e-portfolio) in the assessment of clinical practice.
Thursday, November 20 11:35-11:55 AM Location: Royale 4
Presider: Marlin Thomas, Iona College, United States
Abstract: A portfolio has been utilised for the demonstration of achievement over a number of years in a range of fields and this has moved into a format using electronic portfolios. E-portfolios allow the assessment of placement utilising evidence-based learning for academic accreditation. Profile is an e-portfolio, which has been designed by the Faculty of Applied Sciences (FAS) at the University West of England, Bristol. For the past two years Profile has been trialled as a medium of facilitating e-portfolios within a clinical placement setting. A 2-stage HEFCE funded project was undertaken to evaluate the use of Profile in undergraduate Radiotherapy, Diagnostic Imaging and Foundation Degree Programmes. The findings from this research have identified a number of areas that indicate that an e-portfolio is a good assessment tool. The areas that have been identified as causing concern can be addressed to improve the student and stakeholder experience of using Profile in clinical practice.