Presentation Details

The Second International Conference on the Future of the Book

Different Forms of ePortfolio

Dr Mark Mizuko, Kent Brorson, Jolene Hyppa Martin.

ePortfolio is a web-based interactive information management tool used at the University of Minnesota that is designed to give individuals the opportunity to create and distribute a reflective collection of works. Each individual’s ePortfolio is made up of a collection of artifacts that are chosen to meet a specific purpose and presented for feedback from a selected audience. ePortfolio can also be used to securely store a variety of artifacts (manuscripts, records and multimedia samples of work). Users of this electronic information management tool can easily store, view, and selectively share this information with others anywhere, anytime via the web.

For students, ePortfolio provides a way to document acquisition of knowledge and skills during their academic careers. By adding artifacts representing academic work, practicum experiences, and reflection statements to ePortfolio at regular intervals during schooling, students create a body of work that documents their growth over time, their current level of performance, and their meta-cognitive development.

For faculty, ePortfolio provides a way to document and reflect on artifacts to share with colleagues and to show professional development and growth over time. Specific artifacts can vary, but the majority focus on written works, such as professional papers, reports, journal publications, and books. ePortfolio facilitates sharing of these artifacts with colleagues and reviewers for annual performance evaluations as well as the promotion and tenure process.

ePortfolio is also used by academic departments to meet accreditation standards. In academics, a shift has taken place emphasizing the importance of qualitative assessment measures, and deemphasizing the traditional quantitative accreditation standards. Because of its ability to hold both qualitative and quantitative artifacts, ePortfolio is a useful tool to demonstrate departmental compliance to academic standards.

ePortfolio is much more than just a storage center of artifacts; it takes different forms depending on purpose (working, presentation) and context (academic, professional).
This presentation will share a University of Minnesota student and faculty member ePortfolio and will show the different forms of the ePortfolio tool.


Dr Mark Mizuko  (United States)
Communication Sciences & Disorders
University of Minnesota Duluth

Mark Mizuko, Ph.D., is a professor at the University of Minnesota Duluth. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, his B.S. and M.S. from the University of Hawaii-Manoa. All three degrees are in the field of Speech-Language Pathology.

Kent Brorson  (United States)

Jolene Hyppa Martin  (United States)

Communication Sciences and Disorders
University of Minnesota Duluth

Jolene Hyppa Martin is a second year graduate student studying Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Minnesota Duluth. She obtained a B.A. in Women's Studies and a B.A.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Minnesota Duluth.

  • ePorfolio
  • ebooks
  • Digital publishing
  • Multimedia
  • Scholarly publishing
  • Academic publishing
  • Professional writing
  • Word processing tools
  • Digital tools
  • Digital supply chain management
  • Multimedia learning environment

(60 min. Workshop, English)