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Embedding #ePortfolios in #LegalEducation

What role might ePortfolios play in Legal Education, as a teacher how would you go about it? These three papers may help to find some answers: "The challenge of assessing student capabilities in legal internships" http://eprints.qut.edu.au/15057/1/15057.pdf "'What Were You Thinking?': Using Annotated Portfolios to Improve Student Assessment" http://www.lwionline.org/uploads/FileUpload/Johansen.pdf "Embedding E-Portfolios in a Law Program" http://swlaw.edu/pdfs/jle/jle614waye.pdf Many would say an ePortfolio strategy would ideally encompass an entire course for a number of reasons, such as reuse of learned skills across units, consistency, reflective power of having years of learning in one place, etc. However if you are a unit convener and find that your colleagues are not sold on the idea yet, the amount of effort it takes to learn portfolio practice and systems for one unit might not add up to a high value proposition to students.