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E-portfolios are electronic versions of portfolios now used in many disciplines and of significant interest to the educational technology community. Making use of modern computing tools, the e-portfolio provides numerous instructional and assessment opportunities that benefit students, faculty, and learning institutions as well as employers. This entry first describes e-portfolios, and, more briefly, traditional portfolios and their uses. Then, the technology and current practice associated with e-portfolios are reviewed. Finally, how e-portfolios are applied in schools, colleges, and universities is discussed, along with limitations and concerns associated with e-portfolio use.

E-Portfolios and Traditional Portfolios

An e-portfolio (also spelled ePortfolio) is a digital collection of artifacts collected and organized to show the accomplishments of an individual, group, or organization. A portfolio, electronic or otherwise, may be defined as ...

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