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Paul Kiger ACF Abstract FY12

"The Benefits of ePortfolios and Assessment for Student Development"

Las Vegas National Technology & Social Science Conference 2012

In 2010 Grand Valley State University School of Social Work began to incorporate electronic portfolios (hereafter ePortfolios) as a means of managing content, integrating student learning as well as aide in assessing student growth and curriculum, and mastering the ten social work core competencies. This paper will outline the literature surrounding the benefits of ePortfolios as well as how the School of Social Work at Grand Valley has incorporated them into its curriculum. With many changes in technology, as well as changing requirements of professional social workers, Grand Valleys School of Social Work has continued to push itself in serving students and improving its program to meet the needs of an ever changing world.