OSP Case Studies

These case studies present how various institutions have implemented the OSP to support their local ePortfolio efforts. The OSPI hopes that these cases provide helpful information, insights, and ideas for institutions that are interested in implementing the OSP and improving their ePortfolio practices.

Each case includes the following information in a succinct webpage format:

  • Why use the OSP?
  • Background and Context
  • Goals, Users, Processes, and Activities
  • Impact of Use
  • Challenges, Issues, and Innovations
  • Recommendations
  • Technical Information about this OSP Implementation Project
These online cases were created by individual institutions using the KEEP Toolkit developed at the Carnegie Foundation's Knowledge Media Lab. If your institution, organization or program is interested in submitting an OSP case, please see the "call for cases".

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Enhancing the Undergraduate Capstone Experience
Owen McGrath, Unversity of California Berkeley

This project explores how the OSPI's electronic portfolio software can support undergraduate capstone experiences, which are broadly defined to include design, creative, or service-learning projects, as well as traditional theses and research projects.

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Integrating Portfolios with OSP at Portland State
Nathan Angell, Portland State University

Portland State has been conducting pilots integrating student ePortfolio use in a collaborative learning environment with Open Source Portfolio and Sakai since Spring 2005 with planned enterprise production scheduled for Fall 2006.

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ePort at IUPUI: A Principle-Based Learning Matrix
to Document, Enhance, and Assess Learning

Sharon Hamilton, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

The Learning Matrix of ePort was initially developed at IUPUI as an in-house way to document, assess, and enhance student learning.

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University of Minnesota Enterprise System Use of Portfolio
Paul Treuer and Kari Branjord, University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota (UMN) System has integrated OSP portfolio with the UMN enterprise system databases to create a comprehensive, multi-purpose portfolio platform available to all students, faculty, staff, and alumni to document and manage educational and professional information. Purposes range from advisement, student development, program assessment, promotion and tenure, study abroad, and career development. To date more than 40,000 individuals have used or are currently using the UMN portfolio system.

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Virginia Tech ePortfolio
John Moore, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

The VTeP program initially began with a focus on general education (core curriculum) courses. Beyond the core, we now find academic departments exploring how portfolios can be integrated into their majors as a way to facilitate student reflection across courses and for a capstone project, as well as providing work samples for departmental accreditation needs.

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