The Digital Ethics Task Force developed the Digital Ethics Principles in ePortfolios, which are designed to support a variety of stakeholders, including students, faculty, staff, and platform developers in implementing ePortfolios with digital ethics at the center of their design.
The 10 principles in version 3 are:
- Promote Awareness
- Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging, and Decolonization (DEIBD)
- Technology and Usability
- Data Responsibility
- Respect for Author Rights and Re-Use Permissions
- Visibility of Labor
Each principle includes a rationale, strategies for application, use case scenarios, and a list of resources for further learning. The design of these pieces provides relevant application for a variety of stakeholders with the knowledge necessary to enact concrete change in their contexts.
If you work in an institution in Canada or the U.S., we invite you to participate in our research survey to map the field of ePortfolios. We are interested in answering the following questions:
- Who is doing ePortfolio work in tertiary institutions?
- How is this work supported in tertiary institutions?
- How is this work acknowledged by tertiary institutions?
- What elements contribute to the sustainability and success of ePortfolio use?
Read the introduction to learn more how to use the principles.
The Task Force continues to expand this work through revising the principles and providing ongoing opportunities for professional development on these topics to the ePortfolio community. If you would like to attend a workshop hosted by the Task Force, visit the Events page for details.
For more information on the development and application of these Principles, review publications and presentations by members of the Task Force, for example:
- Cicchino, A., Haskins, M., Gresham, M., Kelly, K., Slade, C., & Zurhellen, S. (2021). Digital ethics in ePortfolios: Developing principles, strategies, and scenarios. International Journal of ePortfolio, 11(1), 67–82.
- Kelly, K., Gresham, M., & Zurhellen, S. (2021). An analysis of digital ethics principles in action. AAEEBL ePortfolio Review, 4(2), 34–42.
- Slade, C., Kelly, K., Mize, M. K., & Stuart, H. (2020). In-depth consideration of digital ethics in using ePortfolios: Resource development by the AAEEBL Digital Ethics ePortfolio Task Force. 2020 Eportfolio Forum eBook of Shortened Peer Reviewed Papers, 26–31.
- Zurhellen, S., Haskins, M., Mize, M. K., & Kelly, K. (2021). AAEEBL Digital Ethics Principles. AAEEBL Annual Meeting 2021, online.