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Validation of competencies in e-portfolios: A qualitative analysis

  • Olaf Zawacki-Richter FernUniversität in Hagen
  • Eva Maria Baecker FernUniversität in Hagen
  • Anke Hanft University of Oldenburg
Keywords: Competence development, competence-based assessment, e-portfolio


This paper uses the example of an Internet-based advanced studies course to show how the portfolio method, as a competence-based form of examination, can be integrated in a blended learning design. Within the framework of a qualitative analysis of project portfolios, we examined which competencies are documented and how students reflected on their competence development process using portfolios.
How to Cite
Zawacki-Richter, O., Baecker, E. M., & Hanft, A. (2011). Validation of competencies in e-portfolios: A qualitative analysis. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 12(1), 42-60.