AAEEBL ePortfolio Review

The AAEEBL ePortfolio Review (AePR) is the magazine of the Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning. Our mission is to serve the needs of the global eportfolio community and promote portfolio learning as a way to transform higher education. 

We publish articles covering the broad area of ePortfolio use including pedagogy, research, technology, and organizational/administrative issues. Articles submitted for a current issue may be considered for a subsequent issue if they are not accepted for the current issue.

Current Issue

  • ePortfolio and Transformation v3n2 (Winter 2020)

Past Issues

  • Building Bridges with ePortfolios II v3n1 (June 2019)
  • Building Bridges with ePortfolios I v2n3 (November 2018)
  • Outside the Classroom v2n2 (April 2018)
  • Assessment Practices v2n1 (November 2017)
  • High Impact Practices v1n3 (July 2017)
  • Reflection v1n2 (April 2017)
  • Evidence Based Learning v1n1 (November 2016)

Upcoming Themes 

  • Conference Theme TBA (Fall 2019)

Call for Papers
Please see the current Call for Papers for manuscript submission guidelines and deadlines.

AePR Executive Team

The AePR is a volunteer endeavor, led by Executive Co-Editors Cindy Stevens and Russel Stolins.. If you would like to help with future issues, please contact one of us. The publication of the AePR is not possible without the leadership of the AePR Executive Team, listed below.

  • Executive Co-Editor: Cindy Stevens, Wentworth Institute of Technology
  • Executive Co-Editor: Russel Stolins, Institute of American Indian Arts
  • Managing Editors: Adam Wear, University of North Texas and Barbara Ramirez, Clemson University
  • Art Direction/Production: Nami Okuzono, Institute of American Indian Arts
  • APA Style Editor: Carra Hood, Stockton University
  • Editorial Coordinator: Samantha Blevins, Radford University
  • Social Media Editor: Candyce Reynolds, Portland State University
  • Web Editor: Dirk Matthews, Columbia College Chicago
  • Production Assistant, Chelsea Napper

Please read the AePR Authoring Guidelines.

If you have questions about connecting with the AAEEBL community, send an email to connect@aaeebl.org.

AAEEBL Annual Meeting – July 21-23, 2020

“Doing It Right: ePortfolios and Ethics, Practices, Technologies”

ePortfolios are now simultaneously the heart of a rich and growing academic literature and the latest addition to the list of high impact practices (HIP’s). With these developments in mind, the 2020 AAEEBL Conference explores what we mean by effective ePortfolio use, paying particular attention to digital ethics and ePortfolios, the design and use of other HIP’s in ePortfolio implementations, and the interrelationships between technologies, practices, and ethical considerations. Join us at Salt Lake Community College for what will be a thought-provoking meeting. To submit a proposal (due March 27, 2020), please click here

Keynotes include:

Dr. David Hubert, Associate Provost, Learning Advancement, Salt Lake Community College
Dr. Kathleen Blake Yancey, Kellogg W. Hunt Professor of English and Distinguished Research Professor at Florida State University

AAC&U/AAEEBL Summer Institute on ePortfolios for Authentic Student Learning and Success

This year’s conference will also be the site for the inaugural AAC&U/AAEEBL Summer Institute on ePortfolios for Authentic Student Learning and Success. This new format provides a year-long engagement opportunity for campus and/or state system teams seeking to actualize an ambitious strategy to broaden student engagement with ePortfolios. The new model directly engages with the ePortfolio Institute teams throughout an academic year via in-person and virtual interactions as participants’ implementation plans are put into practice. More information and instructions for applying to participate will be available in early 2020.


Please find links to presentations and videos shared by AAEEBL colleagues at our YouTube channel AAEEBL Connect

2019 Annual Meeting – Bronx Community College

Transformational Cases in Australia

Keynote: Amelia Parnell “Collaboration as a Lever for Change”

Batson Lecture: Helen Chen “From Ed Tech Fad to Field of Study”

2018 Annual Meeting – Capilano University

Keynote: Gianina Baker “Emerging Trends in Assessing Student Learning”

Keynote: Cassandra Volpe Horii “Lessons from the Field of Education Development”

“Designing an ePortfolio Curriculum: Possible Models, Possible Opportunities”

Batson Lecture: Terrel Rhodes “Lift Every Voice: ePortfolio for Creating and Integrating”

Jan Unwin “Continuing on the Journey of Transforming Education in BC: Portfolios 2.0”

Ignite Presentations 2018

2017 Annual Meeting – Portland State University

Susan Kahn “Getting Better All the Time: An ePortfolio Moves from the Margin to the Center”

Paul Wasko “Most Scholarships are Simply Portfolios”

Elise Mueller “The White Glove Treatment”

Sarah Brown “A Methodology for Introducing Students to Attendant Images”

Tilisa Thibodeaux & Dwayne Harapnuik

Loren McDermott “Engaging True Student Success Through Purpose”

Cierra Stanton “Views of a General Education ePortfolio”

Julie Ambrose et al. “Creating a Meta Profile Collaboratively”

Thomas Black “Empowering Students to Tell their Story”

Gallery 2019

Snapshots from our Annual Meeting 2019 at Bronx Community College

More photos available on Facebook

Coming soon: Stay tuned for videos of Keynote speakers from this conference

Workshop Session
Digital Ethics Forum
Workshop Session
Student Panel (from left): Lucas Adelino (Auburn University), Kimberly Paur (Salt Lake Community College), Stephanie Calderon Vasquez (John Jay College), Jacqueline Aguilar (John Jay College), Alexi Orchard (Thompson Rivers University), Tracy Penny Light (panel mediator)
Evening Reception and Poster Presentations

Get Involved with AAEEBL

AAEEBL represents a vibrant and collegial ePortfolio community with opportunities for engagement both in face-to-face and virtual settings. The following are some of the ways you can connect with other ePortfolio professionals through AAEEBL:

  • Register for one of our virtual Meetups co-sponsored with the EPAC ePortfolio Community of Practice
  • Access one of our open access resources including the AAEEBL ePortfolio Review, Field Guide to ePortfolio sponsored by AAEEBL and the Association of American Colleges & Universities, or the International Journal of ePortfolio
  • Join one of our conferences — this year, the AAEEBL Annual Meeting will be held at in New York City, July 15-18, 2019.  Past conferences have taken place in Vancouver, British Columbia for our 2018 Annual Meeting in July and a regional meeting was held in Dublin, Ireland in May 2018
  • Volunteer to be added to our AAEEBL directory (we are listing volunteers by geography, area of focus, and technology choice)
  • Join AAEEBL as a member and get involved in a Special Interest Group (current topics include Practices & Pedagogies, Technology, and Research)

If you have questions about connecting with the AAEEBL community, please send an email to connect@aaeebl.org.

AePR Call for Papers

The Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning (AAEEBL) ePortfolio Review (AePR) invites you to submit articles and reports covering the broad area of ePortfolio use.  We publish articles about pedagogy, research, technical, and organizational issues. Our readership includes ePortfolio practitioners, administrators, and students. Our mission is to serve the needs of the global ePortfolio community and promote portfolio learning as a major way to transform higher education.

The AePR is a theme-based journal; therefore, acceptance is competitive. After a paper is accepted for a specific issue, the author(s) is(are) paired with one of our peer reviewers. Papers submitted for a current issue may be considered for a subsequent issue if the editorial board feel it is a better fit for a future theme.

Current Theme:
ePortfolio Programs: Platforms, Processes, and Sustainability

The use of ePortfolios has proliferated in educational settings with over 60% of higher education institutions reporting some form of implementation. This issue is seeking articles about the implementation of ePortfolio programs, at the classroom, extracurricular, program and college-wide levels. Articles addressing the following questions are encouraged, but any submissions based on these themes are welcome.

  • What have you learned in developing ePortfolio programs? How have you made decisions about the program? Who was involved? What are the lessons learned?
  • Platform selection is crucial in developing ePortfolio programs—What is the process you or your institution has used to select the most appropriate platform? What problems did your platform solve? What programs did it strengthen?
  • How have you introduced the ePortfolio program? Who has been involved? What are the components you have found to be helpful?
  • What should an institution/individual consider in sustaining an ePortfolio program?
Upcoming Theme
  • AAEEBL Conference Theme (Fall 2020)
Article Types
We’re particularly interested in the following types of articles:
  • Longer articles (3,000 to 5,000 words) about practical research, administrative reports, or case studies with generalizable results – again, not as peer-reviewed research but as reports.
  • Short articles (1,000 to 1,500 words) discussing a case study at an institution/course, offering advice and opinions to other ePortfolio practitioners.
  • How-to articles, tutorials on specific tools or approaches (500 to 1,500 words).
  • Interviews (500 to 1000 words) with key individuals directly involved with the use of ePortfolios.
  • Announcements (up to 300 words) of items regarding the use of ePortfolios in the field.
For more information and deadlines or to be considered for publication, Click Here.

Annual Meeting 2019:Draft Schedule at a Glance

Annual Meeting 2019 – Draft Schedule at a Glance

Full Program Schedule DRAFT – final schedule will be made available shortly

Monday July 15

9:00 – 12:00pm – Research/Writing Retreat (pre-registration required) 

2:30 – 4:30pm – Registration Open

1:00 – 4:00pm – AAEEBL Board Meeting (Board Members Only) 

Tuesday July 16

8:00am – 4:00pm     – Registration

8:30am –  9:00am     – Conference Opening/Welcome to BCC

9:00am – 10:00am   – Keynote: Amelia Parnell (NASPA)

10:00 – 10:15am – Morning Tea/Coffee

10:15am – 11:15am – Concurrent Sessions/Workshops

11:30am – 12:30pm   – Concurrent Sessions/Workshops

12:45pm – 1:45pm    – Lunch 

2:00pm – 4:00pm    – Digital Ethics Forum

4:15pm – 5:15pm    – IGNITE Sessions 

5:30pm – 7:00pm    – AAEEBL Reception and Poster Presentations

Wednesday July 17

8:00am – 12:00pm     – Registration

8:30am –  9:00am     – Welcome to Day 2

9:00am – 10:00am   – Keynote: Natasha Jankowski, NILOA

10:00 – 10:15am – Morning Tea/Coffee

10:15am – 11:15am – Concurrent Workshops

11:30am – 12:30am – Concurrent Sessions/Workshops

12:30pm – 1:30pm   – Lunch and AAEEBL Annual General Meeting

1:45pm – 2:45pm    – Plenary (Students)

2:45pm – 3:00pm – Afternoon Break

3:00pm – 4:00pm    – Concurrent Sessions/Workshops

4:15pm – 5:00pm – Plenary: The View from Australia

5:00pm – 5:30pm    – SIG Meetings 

Thursday July 18

8:00am – 9:00am     – Registration

8:30am –  9:30am     – Working Session

9:45am – 10:45am   – Concurrent Sessions/Workshops

10:45am – 11:00am – Break 

11:00am – 12:00pm – Batson Lecture: Helen Chen (Stanford)

12:00pm – 1:00pm    – Conference Closing and Announcement of AAEEBL 2020