E-Portfolios

May 23, 2012

An electronic portfolio, also known as an e-portfolio or digital portfolio, is a collection of electronic evidence assembled and managed by a student, usually on the Web. Such electronic evidence may include inputted text, electronic files, images, multimedia, blog entries, and hyperlinks. An e-portfolios is both a demonstration of a student’s abilities and a platform for self-expression, and, if the portfolio is online, it can be maintained dynamically over time.

There are three main types of e-portfolios, although they may be referred to using different terms:

  • developmental (e.g., working),
  • reflective (e.g., learning), and
  • representational (e.g., showcase).

 E-Portfolios In Teaching And Learning

  • Encourages metacognition as students reflect on their learning and build future plans, including means  for improvement.
  • Develops writing and multimedia skills.
  • Critical thinking as students must focus on their collective work,  effectively make judgments about how it will be portrayed, and what the work says about them as an individual. 
  • Fosters independent and autonomous way of thinking as students are charge of their learning and the choice of where to demonstrate their proficiency.

E-Portfolio Tools

Tool

Sample Portfolio

Tutorial

Wikispaces Wikispaces E-Portfolio (H. Burnett) Wikispaces E-Portfolio Tutorial (H. Burnett)
TechyTeacher
 Blogger  Blogger E-Portfolio (H. Burnett)  Blogger E-Portfolio Tutorial (H. Burnett)
TechyTeacher
 Google Acrobat Portfolio Google Acrobat Portfolio Example & Tutorial  Google Acrobat Tutorial 

 

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