An electronic portfolio, also known as an e-portfolio or digital portfolio, is a collection of electronic evidence assembled and managed by a user. Such electronic evidence may include inputted text, electronic files such as Microsoft Word and Adobe PDF files, images, multimedia, blog entries, and hyperlinks. E-portfolios are both demonstrations of the user’s abilities and platforms for self-expression, and, if they are online, they can be maintained dynamically over time. Some e-portfolio applications permit varying degrees of audience access, so the same portfolio might be used for multiple purposes.
An e-portfolio can be seen as a type of learning record that provides actual evidence of achievement. Learning records are closely related to the Learning Plan, an emerging tool that is being used to manage learning by individuals, teams, communities of interest, and organizations. To the extent that at Personal Learning Environment captures and displays a learning record, it also might be understood to be an electronic portfolio.
E-portfolios, like traditional portfolios, can facilitate students’ reflection on their own learning, leading to more awareness of learning strategies and needs (cf. Moon, n.d.).
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Very simply put, a portfolio is a collection of evidence that is gathered together to show a person’s learning journey over time and to demonstrate their abilities. Portfolios can be specifi to a particular discipline, or very broadly encompass a person’s lifelong learning. Many different kinds of evidence can be used in a portfolio: samples of writing, both finished and unfinished; photographs; videos; research projects; observations and evaluations of supervisors, mentors and peers; and reflective thinking about all of these.
We do we need e-portfolios?
In the context of a knowledge society, where being information literate is critical, the ePortfolio can provide an opportunity to support one’s ability to collect, organise, interpret and reflect on his/her learning and practice. It is also a tool for continuing professional development, encouraging individuals to take responsibility for and demonstrate the results of their own learning. Furthermore, a portfolio can serve as a tool for knowledge management, and is used as such by some institutions. The ePortfolio provides a link between individual and organisational learning.
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The following outlines the benefits for eportfolio user groups:
- increased learning effectiveness
- model professionalism
- gain academic credit for learning beyond the classroom
- reflections on artifacts as well as how they match goals and standards
- help students make connections among their formal and informal learning experiences
- prompt learners to articulate their learning goals from different perspectives
- allow individuals to display learning in ways overlooked or undervalued by other assessment means
- leverage student motivation
- align objectives and evaluation strategies
- allow for more fruitful advising
- enable the efficient management of student deliverables in distance courses
- enhance relationships among eportfolio creators and mentors
- respond to calls for greater accountability and outcomes-based accreditation
- transportability of credits
- increase transparency for evaluation and benchmarking
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What can e-portfolio do for you?
- Showcase achievements on individualized Guest pages
- Collect and Reflect on your work
- Share your educational and work experience
- Create dynamic resumes
- Create a plan of study and work online with your Advisor
- Create Portfolio Projects with scoring rubrics
- Create Joint Projects with other Instructors
- Comment and score students’ work online
- Create teaching or promotion portfolios
- Showcase Achievements
- Collect student work for Outcomes Assessment
- Select work randomly and anonymously
- Use scoring rubrics
- Generate reports
- Export raw data for further analysis
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