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E-Portfolios

Electronic portfolio

An electronic portfolio, also known as an e-portfolio or digital portfolio, is a collection of electronic evidence assembled and managed by a user, usually on the Web. 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, if they are online, they can be maintained dynamically over time. Some 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. Learning records are closely related to the Learning Plan, an emerging tool that is being used to manage learning by individuals, teams, communities of interest, and organizations. To the extent that a Personal Learning Environment captures and displays a learning record, it also might be understood to be an electronic portfolio. E-portfolios, like traditional portfolios, can facilitate students’ reflection on their own learning, leading to more awareness of learning strategies and needs.
Portfolio Vendors
For a nominal fee (approximately 25.00 a year) a person can subscribe to an online portfolio site that allows a student to create and maintain a professional e-portfolio that is password protected meaning you control who has access to your portfolio.  Another option is to create a portfolio using a free blog site.  Here are some examples:
e-Portfolio.org
Free blog sites (there are plenty of these sites to choose from).
e-blogger
wordpress.com
blog.com
myblogsite.com
Samples
Sample eportfolio 1
Sample eportfolio 2
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