Stanford University Teaching Commons provides the following explanation of student ePortfolios.
An ePortfolio is a web-based collection of a student’s work gathered over time.
EPortfolios may include a wide range of work in a variety of media, for example:
Furthermore, ePortfolios 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.
In general, ePortfolios are used:
To Show Others What You Have Been Doing
To Show Yourself How You Have Been Doing
You can use "reflective learning" or evidence-based learning to remind yourself of your learning journey. EPortfolios can be used as a tool for reflection, and a way to document how you change as your education journey progresses.