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Article from L. Donaldson (Ed.) ePortfolio-based Assessment. Inspiring Inspiration and Supporting Evaluation for Practitioners. DCU eBook.


The ePortfolio module is an essential component of the MSc Applied eLearning. This is a two-year part-time accredited professional development programme aimed at a wide range of academic and professional staff: lecturers, teachers, tutors, eLearning specialists, researchers, consultants, trainers in commercial enterprises, policy makers, librarians, learning and technological support staff and managers. The MSc is designed to support these participants in growing the confidence and skills to develop, facilitate and manage eLearning in different contexts and with diverse, authentic pedagogical approaches. It is anticipated that on successful completion of this programme, participants who are endeavouring to establish eLearning opportunities in their organisation are fully supported, as well as those who are considering blending this with a career in an educational setting, in teaching, training or educational management. The strengths of the programme lie in the sound pedagogy and research underpinning all modules, the substantial applied project, the diverse range of optional modules and the development of skills that are all captured in an ePortfolio to enable participants to be responsive to the changing emergent technologies in the future.