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Introducing ePortfolios to Construction Management Undergraduate Students


Effective communication is one of the essential skills for construction students. This paper describes an innovative model of a professional digital portfolio (ePortfolio) program in an ACCE accredited construction management undergraduate program. The objectives of this ePortfolio program include improving students’ communication skills, improving their writing and critical thinking skills, and helping them become more competitive on the job market upon graduating. This program implements ePortfolio into the curriculum by using ePortfolio related project assignments in selected junior and senior level courses and requiring student to have a fully developed and up-to-date professional ePortfolio at the time they graduate. This program uses a student questionnaire survey to assess its effectiveness. The results of the assessment indicate that this ePortfolio program has made some positive impacts to the curriculum and enhanced students’ learning experience.