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Darren Cambridge is senior consultant, education technology and online communities of practice at the American Institutes for Research in Washington, DC, where he serves as project director for the U.S. Department of Education’s Education-Focused Communities of Practice project and a consultant to the NSF-Funded Search CAMEL (Climate, Adaptation, and Mitigation e-Learning) project. He is also assistant professor of Internet studies and information literacy and affiliated faculty in the Higher Education Program at George Mason University. Previously he was a director at the American Association for Higher Education (AAHE), a fellow with the EDUCAUSE National Learning Infrastructure Initiative, and assistant director of the Computer Writing and Research Lab at the University of Texas at Austin, where he received his Ph. D. He serves as chair of the board of directors of the Association for Authentic, Experiential, and Evidence-Based Learning and co-leads the Inter/National Coalition for Electronic Portfolio Research. He has developed technical specifications IMS Global Learning Consortium and open source software through the Sakai Foundation, co-led EDUCAUSE’s association-wide Virtual Communities of Practice Initiative, and developed collaboration technology for national institutional-change initiatives through AAHE, included the Carnegie Academic for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Campus Program. His work appears in a wide range of scholarly journals and books. He is author of Electronic Portfolios for Lifelong Learning and Assessment (Jossey-Bass, 2010), co-editor of Electronic Portfolios 2.0: Emergent Research on Implementation and Impact (Stylus, 2009) and is currently completing an edited volume on the global diffusion of e-portfolios and leading development of the Augusta Community Portfolio.