What are ePortfolios?

A consensus among many educators and experts1 defines ePortfolio as an electronic compilation of a person’s (student, instructor) work during or within a defined set of time and audience, which can be used to validate acquired knowledge as a tool for personal growth and reflection, and to share about personal, educational, and professional experiences.

1 – (Barrett, 2003; Lorenzo & Ittelson, 2005; Challis, 2005)

In plain words, an ePortfolio is your own space to create and showcase your digital identity.  ePortfolios can be compared to social media sites like Facebook, or LinkedIn; but what sets apart your ePortfolio from these sites is the fact that you can share your personal, academic and professional skills with employers, instructors, and the general audience.