Enhancing reflective professional practice through the use of an eportfolio:A UK case study

Halstead, Alison and Wheeler, Anne (2009). Enhancing reflective professional practice through the use of an eportfolio:A UK case study. IN: ASCILITE 2009 - The Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education. ASCILITE.


The professional bodies, in subjects allied to medicine, have always required evidence of continuous professional development in order for members to maintain registration. Although the manner in which these submissions are required by different bodies varies in most instances these have been paper based. This paper provides a brief background to the development and use of eportfolios in Universities in the UK and then examines the reasons behind the decision to adopt an electronic portfolio during undergraduate degree programmes in Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences. The paper goes on to discuss the way the electronic portfolio is being used to support the development of reflective and professional practice on these programmes. It reports feedback from staff and students during the pilot phase before discussing the current developments that are taking place with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and the Institute of Biomedical Science to use electronic submission in order for members to demonstrate professional competence through evidenced continuous professional practice.

Divisions: Aston University (General)
Additional Information: Copyright © 2009 Alison Halstead and Anne Wheeler. The authors assign to ascilite and educational non-profit institutions, a non-exclusive licence to use this document for personal use and in courses of instruction, provided that the article is used in full and this copyright statement is reproduced. The authors also grant a non-exclusive licence to ascilite to publish this document on the ascilite Web site and in other formats for the Proceedings ascilite Auckland 2009. Any other use is prohibited without the express permission of the authors.
Event Title: 26th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education - "Same places, different spaces", ASCILITE 2009
Event Type: Other
Event Dates: 2009-12-06 - 2009-12-09
Uncontrolled Keywords: E-portfolio,Eportfolios,Professional development,Reflective practice,Computer Science (miscellaneous),Computer Science Applications,Human-Computer Interaction,Education
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Published Date: 2009-12-01
Authors: Halstead, Alison
Wheeler, Anne

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