How do final year business students perceive that ePortfolios enable employability?

Kuilboer, Alf, Murphy, Laurie, and Lynch, Karina (2018) How do final year business students perceive that ePortfolios enable employability? In: 2018 ePortfolio Forum eBook of Short Papers. From: 2018 ePortfolio Australia Forum, 9-10 October 2018, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

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Abstract

In recent years across all disciplines in the higher education sector, universities have experienced a significant emergence in the use of electronic portfolios (ePortfolios) within degree courses, with the primary focus on students capturing evidence of skills to enhance their career preparation and employability prospects. This study used a survey to explore how final year business students perceive ePortfolios as contributing to their employability. Sixty-nine students from a regional Australian university completed an online survey questionnaire. Overall results indicate that students have a strong positive perception and understanding of ePortfolios and its role in their studies and in their future career prospects. Most students noted the purpose of an ePortfolio to specifically reflect experience, skills, resume and evidence all these indicating strong links to the preparation for employment. Additionally, most students agreed that using the PebblePad ePortfolio system was easy to use and that it helped them make connections between ideas. This paper concludes with recommendations which include: address embedding PebblePad as a whole of college approach, teacher training, a greater ePortfolio emphasis beginning year one, and research employer’s perspectives on ePortfolio's.

Item ID: 59032
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
Keywords: ePortfolio, PebblePad, Employability, WIL
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Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2021 01:02
FoR Codes: 39 EDUCATION > 3901 Curriculum and pedagogy > 390199 Curriculum and pedagogy not elsewhere classified @ 60%
35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3599 Other commerce, management, tourism and services > 359999 Other commerce, management, tourism and services not elsewhere classified @ 40%
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