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E-Portfolio: Home

What are ePortfolios?

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:

  • papers
  • presentations of  products created (e.g., an engineering prototype, artwork, functioning software program)
  • team projects
  • creative writing
  • blog comments
  • anything else reflecting a student’s learning

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."

 

Sources:

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.

Why are ePortfolios useful?

In general, ePortfolios are used: 

To Show Others What You Have Been Doing

  • Show potential employers the knowledge and skill sets you have developed through your course of study.
  • Demonstrate your progress over the course of a project or class. 
  • 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. EPortfolios can be used as a tool for reflection, and a way to document how you change as your education journey progresses.

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