Research-Based Articles, Books, & Studies

*Those denoted with a * symbol are those Dr. Thibodeaux recommends.
Links to Dr. Thibodeaux approved research can be found here. Take a gander at using these resources for your future projects, research, and initiatives. You may find some valuable information and lessons to be learned from the content shared below.
Most of the research contained here is within 5 years of the current year so as to keep current with the trends.
Journals are referenced in alphabetical order as per the guidelines for the APA Manual 6th edition.
Take a gander at the International Journal of ePortfolio open-source journals:

ePortfolio Learning

Association of American Colleges and Universities. (2009). Emerging trends and key debates in undergraduate education. Peer Review, 11(1), 18-23. Retrieved from
*Bass, R. (2014). Social pedagogies in ePortfolio practices: Principles for design and impact. Retrieved from
Batson, T. (2013, October 30). Re: Portfolios at a crossroad [Web log message]. Retrieved from
*Batson, T. (2016, June 14). The ePortfolio challenge: If ePortfolios are so great, why aren’t more people using them? [Web log message]. Retrieved from
*Bolliger, D. U., & Sheperd, C. E. (2010). Student perceptions of ePortfolio integration in online courses. Distance Education, 31(3), 295-314. Abstract:
Brown, J. S., Collins, A., & Duguid, P. (1989). Situated cognition and the culture of learning. Educational Researcher, 18(1), 17-192. Retrieved from

Buchem, I. (2012).  Psychological ownership and personal learning environments. Do possession and control really matter? Proceedings of the PLE Conference, 1-21. Retrieved from
Buchem, I., Attwell, G., & Torres, R. (2011). Understanding personal learning environments: Literature review and synthesis through the activity theory lens. Proceedings of the PLE Conference, 1-33. Retrieved from
Buchem, I., Tur, G., & Hölterhof, T. (2014). Learner control in personal learning environments: A cross-cultural study. Journal of Literacy and Technology, 15(2), 14-53. Retrieved from
*Bruner, J. (1991). The narrative construction of realityCritical Inquiry, 18, 1-21.

Bryant, L. H., & Chittum, J. R. (2013). ePortfolio effectiveness: A(n ill-fated) search for empirical support. International Journal of ePortfolio, 3(2), 189-198. Retrieved from
*Center for Engaged Learning. (2016, July 27). George Kuh on ePortfolio as High-Impact Practice. Retrieved from
Clark, J. E., & Eynon, B. (2009). E-portfolios at 2.0 – Surveying the field.  Peer Review, 11(1),18-23. Retrieved from
*Eynon, B., Gambino, L. M., & Török, J. (2014). What difference can ePortfolio make? A field report from the Connect to Learning projectInternational Journal of ePortfolio, 4(1), 95-114.

*Harapnuik, D. (2016, September 29). COVA Model [Web log]. Retrieved from
Herrington, J., Oliver, R., & Reeves, T. C. (2003). Patterns of engagement in authentic online learning environments. Australian Journal of Educational Technology, 19(1), 59-71. Retrieved from
*Labaree, D. F. (2005). Progressivism, schools, and schools of education: An American romance. Paedagogica Historica, 41(1&2), 275-288. Retrieved from
Landis, C. M., Scott, S. B., & Kahn, S. (2015). Examining the role of reflection in ePortfolios: A case study. International Journal of ePortfolio, 5(2), 107-121. Retrieved from
*Latham, G. & Carr, G. (2015). Building on authentic learning for pre-service teachers in a technology-rich environment. Journal of Learning Design, 8(3), 65-77. Retrieved from
*Meadows, C., Soper, K., Cullen, R., Wasiuk, C., McAllister-Gibson, C., & Danby, P. (2016). Shaping the future of learning using the student voice: We’re listening but are we hearing clearly? Research in Learning Technology, 24(1), 1-19. doi:10.3402/rlt.v24.30146
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*November, A. (2013). Who owns the learning? Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press. Available for purchase at:
O’Keeffe, M. O., & Donnelly, R. (2013). Exploration of ePortfolios for adding value and deepening student learning in contemporary higher education. International Journal of ePortfolio, 3(1), 1-11. Retrieved from
*Rhodes, T. L. (2011, January-February). Making learning visible and meaningful through electronic portfolios. Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning. Retrieved from
Ring, G., & Ramirez, G. (2012). Implementing ePortfolios for the assessment of general education competencies. International Journal of ePortfolio, 2(1), 87-97. Retrieved from
*Rose, T. (2016). The end of average: How we succeed in a world that values sameness. New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishers. Available for purchase at:
Sheperd, C. E. & Skrabut, S. (2011). Rethinking electronic portfolios to promote sustainability among teachers. TechTrends: Linking Research to Practice to Improve Learning, 55(5), 31-38. Abstract:

Shroff, R. H., Deneen, C. C., & Lim, C. P. (2014). Student ownership of learning using e-portfolio for career development. Journal of Information Systems Technology & Planning, 7(18), 75-90. Abstract:
Shroff, R. H., Trent, J., & Ng, E. M. (2013). Using ePortfolios in a field experience placement: Examining student-teachers’ attitudes towards learning in relationship to personal value, control, and responsibility. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 29(2), 143-160.
*Steiner, H. H. (2016). The strategy project: promoting self-regulated learning through an authentic assignment. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 28(2), 271-282. Retrieved from

*Thibodeaux, T. N., Harapnuik, D. K., Cummings, C. D. (2017). Factors that contribute to ePortfolio persistence. International Journal of ePortfolio, 7(1), 1-12. Retrieved from
*Thibodeaux, T. N., Harapnuik, D. K., Cummings, C. D., & Wooten, R. (In press). Learning anytime and anywhere: Moving beyond the hype of the mobile learning quick fix. In Keengwe, J. S. (Eds.), Handbook of research on mobile learning, constructivism, and meaningful learning. Manuscript submitted for publication. Not currently available.
*Vygotsky, L. (1978). Mind in society. The development of higher psychological processes. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. Available for purchase at:
*Watson, C. E., Kuh, G. D., Rhodes, T., Penny Light, T., & Chen, H. (2016). Editorial: ePortfolios – The eleventh high impact practice. International Journal of ePortfolio, 6(2), 65-69. Retrieved from