An electronic portfolio, also known as an e-portfolio or digital portfolio, is a collection of electronic evidence assembled and managed by a user. Such electronic evidence may include inputted text, electronic files, images, multimedia, blog entries, and hyperlinks. E-portfolios are both demonstrations of the user's abilities and platforms for self-expression, and they can be maintained dynamically over time. Some online e-portfolio applications permit varying degrees of audience access, so the same portfolio might be used for multiple purposes. An e-portfolio can be seen as a type of learning record that provides actual evidence of achievement.
These are the three main types of e-portfolios I work with: developmental (e.g., working), reflective (e.g., learning), and representational (e.g., showcase). A developmental e-portfolio is a record of things that the student has done over a period of time, and may be directly tied to learner outcomes or rubrics. A reflective e-portfolio (e.g. a blog) includes personal reflection on the content and what it means for the student's development. A representational e-portfolio shows the student's achievements in relation to particular work or developmental goals and is, therefore, selective.

__E-portfolios for assessment__



Contents of an e-portfolio

1. Develop a learning plan


2. Blogs

3. Wikis


4. Developing an electronic presentation


  • powerpoints/slideshows
  • posting to U-tube
  • web page
  • audio and video





Mahara is a NZ opensource eportfolio program
Australian research on eportfolios is ongoing

References

Wikipeadia on eportfolios
Wikipaedia on learning plans