Learning and Teaching With E-Portfolios: Experiences in and Challenges for Adult Education


  • Gerhard Bisovsky Die Wiener Volkshochschulen GmbH
  • Sandra Schaffert Salzburg Research Forschungsgesellschaft m.b.H.




adult education, e-portfolio, professionalisation


Based on short introduction into the e-portfolio method, this contribution focuses on experiences and challenges for adult education: For that, it describes best practice, current projects and initiatives in European adult and continuing education. Additionally, the results of interviews with experienced adult educators who have already worked with the e-portfolio method will be referred: The interviews focus on competencies that educators need, if they are working with the e-portfolio method. In a short outlook, requirements for a future professional development and training for e-portfolio trainers in adult education will be sketched.

Author Biography

Sandra Schaffert, Salzburg Research Forschungsgesellschaft m.b.H.

Sandra Schaffert co-ordinates the application area "Education and Media". In the focus of the application area stand Web-based educational innovations: On the one hand, it is necessary to develop new didactical concepts for the usage of technological innovations. On the other hand, educational technologies have to be developed and adapted to the concrete requirements of the educational practice. Sandra Schaffertâ??s research interest lies in particular in the support and evaluation of Web-based learning, taking into consideration semantic applications, open educational resources and the e-portfolio method.




How to Cite

Bisovsky, G., & Schaffert, S. (2009). Learning and Teaching With E-Portfolios: Experiences in and Challenges for Adult Education. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET), 4(1), pp. 13–15. https://doi.org/10.3991/ijet.v4i1.822



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