Stanford University Teaching Commons provides the following explanation of student e-portfolios.
An e-portfolio is a web-based collection of a student’s work gathered over time.
E-portfolios may include a wide range of work in a variety of media, for example:
Furthermore, e-portfolios are creative endeavors in and of themselves.
Jim Hasse, writing for the business site Getting Hired defines e-portfolios simply as a "portfolio that is web-based. It can be as simplistic as having a website, blog or online resume. Your e- portfolio should consist of the collected works and achievements that best showcase the pertinent skills and knowledge which you’ve attained at this point in your career."
Hasse, J. (2016). Your ePortfolio: Essential job marketing tool. Getting Hired. Retrieved from https://www.gettinghired.com/en/blog/2016/9/your-eportfolio-essential-job-marketing-tool.
Stanford University (n.d.). Student e-portfolios overview. Stanford University Teaching Commons. Retrieved from https://teachingcommons.stanford.edu/resources/teaching/evaluating-students/assessing-student-learning/student-e-portfolios.
To Show Others What You Have Been Doing
E-portfolios can be used as assessment of a student's progress over the course of a project or class.
You, the student, can also use e-portfolios to satisfy your family's curiosity about what is it, exactly, you are learning!
To Show Yourself How You Have Been Doing
You can use "reflective learning" or evidence-based learning to remind yourself of your learning journey. E-portfolios can be used as a tool for reflection, and a way to document how you change as your education journey progresses.