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An Overview of E-Portfolios

E-portfolios are a valuable learning and assessment tool. An e-portfolio is a digitized collection of artifacts including demonstrations, resources, and accomplishments that represent an individual, group, or institution. This collection can be comprised of text-based, graphic, or multimedia elements archived on a Web site or on other electronic media such as a CD-ROM or DVD. An e-portfolio is more than a simple collection—it can also serve as an administrative tool to manage and organize work created with different applications and to control who can see the work. E-portfolios encourage personal reflection and often involve the exchange of ideas and feedback. Three types of e-portfolios are described in this report: student e-portfolios, teaching e-portfolios, and institutional e-portfolios. E-portfolios can support student advisement, career preparation, and credential documentation; the sharing of teaching philosophies and practices; department and program self-studies; and institutional and program accreditation processes. This report defines and categorizes e-portfolios, offers examples of higher education e-portfolio implementations, reviews e-portfolio technology, and addresses adoption issues. portfolios, portfolio, e-portfolios, e-portfolio, electronic portfolios, electronic portfolio, digital portfolios, digital portfolio, ePortfolio


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Samantha Harding
Samantha Harding (Faculty)
12 years ago

There is a lot of useful information here, but I would not use with students in its current format.  It is basically a text document, and you have to read your way through it,  This is more useful to inform tutors about the ways in which eportfolios can be used, than for informing students.