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What is it: An electronic portfolio or ePortfolio is a generic term encompassing as wide a range of types and products as there are reasons for using them. The simplest starting point is to consider an ePortfolio as an extension of the paper based-portfolio, bringing with it the obvious benefit of making a portfolio of evidence portable and shareable anywhere that you have Internet access – "the new generation of the three ring binder" JISC My World Project Final Report, Roberts. 2006... READ MORE

Another explanation of ePortfolios from Newcastle University (UK)
What is an ePortfolio? [YouTube video]
  • See also: Tenants and reflective uses of ePortfolios

     Cautionary: As you can imagine there are many to choose from, let alone an institution initiating a purpose-built or customised ePortfolio platform to cater for its' particular needs. With the complexities and choice and the inherent institutional-wide implications of settling on a platform an implementation may be a little way off.
  • Article: Bhattacharya, M., & Hartnett, M. (2007). E-portfolio assessment in higher education. Paper presented at the Frontiers In Education Conference-Global Engineering: Knowledge Without Borders, Opportunities Without Passports, 2007. FIE'07. 37th Annual. [PDF]
A Briefing on Assessment of Portfolios
  • Learning Teaching Support Network (LTSN), D Baume (2001)
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An example of an excellent ePortfolio (video)
  • In this seven-minute screencast, Mark Morton discusses the components of an excellent ePortfolio, using a real student's ePortfolio as an example. From YouTube
A Student's View of e-portfolios
  • Devon Spier used an e-portfolio in a Religious Studies course (The Living Traditions of India) offered at the University of Waterloo. In this video, she talks about some of the benefits of using that tool. From YouTube
  Mahara is an open source e-portfolio system with a flexible display framework. Also check out their about page which explains more about ePortfolios in a generic manner. Mahara, meaning 'think' or 'thought' in Te Reo Māori, is user centred environment with a permissions framework that enables different views of an e-portfolio to be easily managed.  Mahara also features a weblog, resume builder and social networking system, connecting users and creating online learner communities.
Assessment Toolkit Assessing with ePortfolios (PDF) or (online version)
  • An overview of assessing with ePortfolios provided by UNSW
Moodle and Mahara take off together (video)
  • Presentation by Kristina D.C. Hoeppner at Moodle Moot New Zealand 2013 in Hamilton on 23 April 2013. Considering some synergies of Moodle and Mahara. From YouTube
Integrating Mahara and Moodle 2 - (video)
A rubric for an ePortfolio evaluation
ePortfolio (Digital Portfolio) Rubric
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