Evaluation of E-Portfolio Software


  • Klaus Himpsl Danube University Krems
  • Peter Baumgartner Danube University Krems




e-portfolio, evaluation, software, higher education


E-Portfolios are a new type of software and it is still relatively vague to determine, which functions are obligatory â?? that is which functions constitute characteristic features â?? and which functions are just optional (â??nice to haveâ??). This article describes the concept and the preliminary results of a research project which was conducted to evaluate E-Portfolio software, and aims at providing decision guidance for implementing E-Portfolios in higher education - first and foremost from the pedagogical perspective. Which recommendations can be made to an institution which now wants to implement electronic portfolios with a certain objective?

Author Biographies

Klaus Himpsl, Danube University Krems

Member of academic staff at the Department for Interactive Media and Educational Technologies, Danube University Krems, Krems

Peter Baumgartner, Danube University Krems

Peter Baumgartner is full professor for Technology enhanced learning and Multimedia at Danube University Krems (Austria), the first European university specialised in Continuing Education. He is the head of the Department for Interactive Media and Educational Technology.




How to Cite

Himpsl, K., & Baumgartner, P. (2009). Evaluation of E-Portfolio Software. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET), 4(1), pp. 16–22. https://doi.org/10.3991/ijet.v4i1.831



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