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.