Creating Digital Portfolios for Reflective Learning


  • Molly Davis
  • Amy Lewis
  • Terri Ann Guingab



teaching online, digital tools, service learning, creativity, student writing, reflective practice, digital pedagogy


This session will showcase reflective learning through the creation of digital portfolios. The integrative nature of portfolios allows students to demonstrate their knowledge, skills and developmental progress toward becoming a professional in their field. Guiding inquiry throughout the development of digital portfolios gives ââ¬Åvoice to each artifactââ¬Â and creates a teaching-learning environment supportive of ââ¬Åaction researchââ¬Â (Johnson, Mims-Cox, & Doyle-Nichols, 2006, p. 55).

In this session, e-portfolio models that encourage reflection will be highlighted with separately established examples from the INTO Mason International Graduate Pathways Program and the Department of Social Work. Strengths and challenges discovered in the promotion of greater skills and reflection in students will be discussed.à Portfolio tools available both within and outside of Mason will be described, along with best practices for integrating reflective learning through portfolios in a variety of disciplines.

Johnson, R. S., Mims-Cox, J. S., & Doyle-Nichols, A. (2006).àDeveloping portfolios in education: A guide to reflection, inquiry, and assessment. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications.






10:30am-11:10am Mini-Workshops, Panels, & Roundtables