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About Learning Portfolios
What are Learning Portfolios?
A learning portfolio (ePortfolio) is a digital collection of student work, reflections and educational experiences assembled in a structured, online format customized by the student.
The purpose of a learning portfolio is to:
- Catalyze integrative learning.
- Contribute to holistic development: personal, academic, and career.
- Encourage active reflection and meaning-making within academic disciplines and on the university as a whole.
- Facilitate integration of topics and themes across disciplines and over time.
- Provide a forum to synthesizing learning and sharing work with others.
- Provide a resource for demonstrating skills, abilities, and experiences in the job-search process.
Fitch, D., Reed, B., & Peet, M. T. (2008). The Use of ePortfolios in Evaluating the Curriculum and Student Learning. Journal of Social Work Education, 44 (3), 37-54.
Reynolds, C., & Patton, J. (2014). Leveraging the ePortfolio for Integrative Learning. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.