EPortfolio elements

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Discovering the power of e-portfolio


EPortfolio Elements

  • "Whatever the focus, every ePortfolio has certain elements in common, including the following.
    • It has a purpose and an audience, which need to be explicitly understood... Construct your ePortfolio to provide the evidence to achieve your goal.
    • it is electronic in form and provides a digital collection of [evidence] which are linked to one another, and most often should be available via the Internet, though access limitations may be appropriate for some or all of the content where confidentiality concerns come into play.
    • It should include multiple forms of media: text, images, audio, video and hypertext linkages among them. These will include all of the summative information normally found in a resume, but in addition may include full text examples of written work, images of complete projects, video interviews relevant to one's achievements, audio or video clips of performances, and so forth.
    • It should include relevant critical reflections on the learning [evidence] presented in the collection, and self-reflections and critical feedback from others on the work and goals presented...
    • It uses a well-organized, logical presentation format to present all the elements of the porfolio in a fashio that is easy to navigate and illustrates academic or professional growth over time."

by Michael Taves, Director of Technology and Instructional Support Services, a division of ITS. Read the full article here [1]

  • Required ePortfolio elements according to Texas Woman's University [2]
    • Title page
    • Goals (professional, academic and research)
    • List of courses taken, no grades
    • Educational resume no personal data
    • Competencies - evidence (products from courses and professional work)
    • Reflection (statement of growth from start to end degree, 300-1000 words)
    • Professional Project (poster, book review, article)
  • Sample of ePortfolio elements [3]
  • Checklist for learners:

Things to consider as you design your e-portfolio [link...]

  • Who is your audience?
  • What image do you want to portray?
  • What skills do you want to emphasize?
  • What materials support this image and how could you display them?
  • How do you want to design your e-portfolio?
  • How could you unify the look of your e-portfolio?
  • Is it easy to navigate?
  • Does it display professionalism?
  • Do you want to include contact information? If so, what?
  • Are you informed of privacy issues?