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ePortfolios

"Collect, select, and reflect."  Grow and Show.

What is an ePortfolio?

An eportfolio is an electronic collection of evidence that shows your learning journey over time. Portfolios can relate to specific academic fields or your lifelong learning. Evidence may include writing samples, photos, videos, research projects, observations by mentors and peers, and/or reflective thinking. The key aspect of an eportfolio is your reflection on the evidence, such as why it was chosen and what you learned from the process of developing your eportfolio.

Adapted from Philippa Butler’s “Review of the Literature on Portfolios and Eportfolios” (2006), page 2
Quoted from Washington State University's ePortfolio Portal

ePortfolios have become fairly popular in university classes around the US as they allow students to participate actively in their own development process and gain the critical thinking and assessment skills so necessary to success in today's business world. They can also be used as a valuable assessment tool for student workers to reflect on what they've accomplished in their "casual" on-campus employment and relate that experience to their current studies and future careers.

 

Who is the audience for an ePortfolio?

Professors
Future Employers
Parents
The Future You

Good ePortfolio software allows you to control the access your ePortfolio. Access can be granted to some sections while keeping others private.

 

Where can I start building an ePortfolio?

Epsilen  in a free online product provided by the New York Times Knowledge Network  and developed at IUPUI. It is by no means the only ePortfolio software available, but it has been specifically designed for this purpose and is available at no cost.

This video explains why and how ePortfolios can help students develop and grow a professional persona.

This video was created at the University of Cumbria and funded by a grant from JISC.

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