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Introduction

The purpose of an ePortfolio is to enable students to manage their digital identity. Throughout your time as a student you will amass many digital assets whether those are papers, blog posts, multimedia projects, or other means of digital scholarship. Your ePortfolio can act as both a digital archive to preserve your work and a web portfolio to share with your current professors and with potential graduate schools or employers. 

An e-portfolio is a web-based collection of a student’s work gathered over time.

E-portfolios 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, e-portfolios 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."

 

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About ePortfolios

Definition of an ePortfolio

An ePortfolio is "a personal digital record that supports formal, informal and non-formal learning and contains evidence about one's accomplishments in the form of artifacts and reflection on learning which can be provided to whomever the owner has chose to grant permission." (Balaban, 2013, p. 397) Basically, an ePortfolio is an organized, personal webpage that provides you with the opportunity to showcase to your instructors, your peers, and your future or current employers your skills and abilities. 

 Why create an ePortfolio?

  • Demonstrate your skills and experiences beyond your paper resume 
  • Highlight your learning achievements 
  • Organize your work
  • Elaborate on who you are as an individual
  • Stand out from your competition in the job market

Who should view your ePortfolio?

  • You! Review and revise your ePortfolio often. 
  • Your instructors. Ask them to suggest work you created to add to your ePortfolio or contribute. Or. ask them to write a letter of recommendation you can add to your ePortfolio.  . 
  • Your former and/or current employer. Ask them to send to letters of reference or recommendation to your ePortfolio. 
  • Your future employer. Add the link to your ePortfolio to your resume to demonstrate your abilities, skills, and achievements. 

Balban, E., Enrique, Mu., Divjak, B. (2013). Development of an electronic Portfolio system success model: An information systems approach. Computers & Education, 60, p. 396 - 411. 

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