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.
May 23, 2012