Electronic Portfolios: a Path to the Future of Learning

Electronic portfolios mean different things in different settings, some with more or less emphasis on student work, reflection, and integration. Nonetheless, for ePortfolios to be a bridge to the future of a relevant academy we have to emphasize at least four fundamental features:

First, ePortfolios can integrate student learning in an expanded range of media, literacies, and viable intellectual work.

Second, ePortfolios enable students to link together diverse parts of their learning including the formal and informal curriculum.

Third, ePortfolios engage students with their learning.

Fourth, ePortfolios offer colleges a meaningful mechanism for accessing and organizing the evidence of student learning.

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