"A portfolio tells a story. It is the story of knowing''

''Knowing about things... Knowing oneself... Knowing an audience... Portfolios are your own stories of what you know, why you believe you know it, and why others should be of the same opinion." (Pearl & Leon Paulson)

A portfolio is a purposeful collection of student work that exhibits the student's efforts, progress and achievements in one or more areas. This collection includes self-reflection and standard-based criteria. Today, with the developing technologies, we are moving forward from traditional portfolios to electronic portfolios. An electronic portfolio, also known as an e-portfolio or digital portfolio, is a collection of electronic evidence assembled and managed by a user, usually on the web (also called Webfolio). They may include text, electronic files, images, multimedia, blog entries, links, audio, animation, pictures, videos etc. It may include the users' education history, recognition, reflective comments, assignments, projects, goals, plans, personal interest, activities, presentations and many more. It shows your past, your present and where you will be going next; your future. Here are some of the reaons why to put the traditional folder on to www.

  • It makes your work accessible from anywhere, anytime and it can widely reach to a broader population.
  • It provides a record or an evidence of what you have achieved up to now. It's not only a CV. It's more than that.
  • It also helps you to realize what you have achieved so far.
  • It highlights your promoting skills and qualities which you have and which you need to develop.
  • It provides a personal learning environment that makes you take part in your own learning process.
  • It reflects your future. It shows your skills, goals, success and accomplishments.
  • It boosts your self-esteem.
  • It helps to develop multimedia literacy.
  • It can easily be processed, presented, updated and if needed; duplicated.
  • It allows you to use hypertext that you can make clear connections.
  • You can easily stand out from the crowd and get the attention you deserve.
  • It can be a way to show how serious you are about your career.

You can watch my video about why to have an e-portfolio. Also, here is Helen Barrett's website who is an expert in e-portfolios. There are a lot to benefit from her.

E-portfolio is you-in digital. It's your digital self and your digital story. Here is mine. What's yours?

All the best, 

Özge 

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Comments

I enjoy reading it very much as per my experince its fantastic and very knowledgable .

Congratulations!Your e-portfolio is lovely! All those pics and colours convey a happy and outgoing personality.This is actually a superb idea! I had no idea about this online portfolios.You enrich me!Thanks for your always cheerful and informative posts.Pedro---

Hi Pedro!Thank you for your nice and motivating comment on my e-portfolio. I'm sure you can create a much better one than mine for yourself. If you need help, you can contact me anytime.Thank you and stay online!Cheers,Ozge

It's very wide and full method to show all sides of the student's study. My final work at the University was "Portfollio is one the best way in teaching". I have some experiences in the searching work in this sphere. And it's better when student, teacher and adults together help to work on portfolio

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