An electronic portfolio, or e-portfolio, is a compilation of student work from a course or series of courses, course practicums, internships, and/or volunteer experiences. Students can include different artifacts to exemplify their talents and academic growth such as electronic presentations, video and audio projects, and research papers. Another common component of an e-portfolio is student reflection in which students comment on both the learning process and the final product.
ePortfolios are more powerful when integrated across the program’s curriculum. Think about what assets students are producing that would illustrate mastery of content.
- Introduction to e-portfolios for students (4:49 video)
- Chatham-Carpenter, A., Seawel, L., & Raschig, J. (2010). Avoiding the pitfalls: current practices and recommendations for ePortfolios in Higher Education. Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 38(4), 437-456.
- Wuetherick, B., & Dickinson, J. (2015). Why ePortfolios? Student perceptions of ePortfolio use in continuing education learning environments. International Journal of ePortfolio, 5(1), 39-53.