ePortfolio: developing a catalyst for critical self-assessment and evaluation of learning outcomes

J Allied Health. 2013 Spring;42(1):e11-7.


There is a growing trend among college accreditation bodies, especially in professional schools, to incorporate self-assessment in the curriculum and deliver evidence of students' learning outcomes. Both as product and process, reflective ePortfolios have the potential to promote learning and transfer of knowledge by fostering the ability to make connections between learning outcomes and leaning experiences. This article describes a model for a program-wide integrated reflective ePortfolio developed by the University of Michigan Dental Hygiene Degree Completion E-Learning (online) Program. This systematic approach to developing a successful portfolio program can be utilized in many areas of professional health care education. Applying these strategies can result in an ePortfolio that has a positive impact on student learning, develops reflective practitioners, and provides valuable programmatic outcomes data.

MeSH terms

  • Allied Health Personnel / education
  • Documentation*
  • Education, Dental
  • Educational Measurement / methods*
  • Humans
  • Internet*
  • Learning*
  • Models, Organizational
  • Self Efficacy
  • Self-Assessment*