What are ePortfolios?
ePortfolios consist of electronic evidence presented on a website. Such electronic evidence may include inputted text, electronic files, images, multimedia, blog entries, and hyperlinks.
- Learning / Reflection
A learning ePortfolio includes personal reflection on the content and what it means for the owner's development.
An assessment ePortfolio is used to evaluate knowledge, skills and abilities acquired through formal, and non-formal instruction.
- Development as Learner
A developmental ePortfolio is a record of things that the owner has done over a period of time.
A career ePortfolio shows the owner's achievements in relation to particular work or developmental goals and is, therefore, selective. It is commonly used for job applications.
University of Delaware's Focus
The University's “Programmatic Teaching, Learning and Assessment (TLA) ePortfolio” is a collaborative initiative between the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), the Office of Educational Assessment (OEA) and the Information Technology Client Services and Support (IT-CS&S) units.
The program emphasizes integrative and reflective learning spanning every year of a student’s time in the major - why ePortfolio? K. Stein (YouTube, 2010)