Electronic portfolios (e-portfolios) are digital collections of captured work or work in progress that is curated and usually shared online. They showcase creative work and learning experiences of individuals or communities in the form of text or multimedia files across areas of interests. Apart from functioning as a showcase that evidences skills, knowledge, and experiences, e-portfolios can also serve as platforms for learners to express themselves, to build communities by sharing work over time, and to bolster college or job applications. For schools, e-portfolios promise to make learning visible, to revamp assessment, and to increase responsibility over personal learning practices.

School e-portfolio practices do not directly translate to out-of-school learning, especially interest-driven learning settings that are collaborative rather than individualistic, that encompass digital and tangible projects, ...

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