What is a digital portfolio?
A digital portfolio is an online collection of work, selected and organized for a particular purpose and audience.
Why create a digital portfolio?
- Assessment. Someone requires you to construct a portfolio of your work
for purposes of evaluation.
- Personal repository. A place to gather your professional work (or more) so
that you can access it easily. Your e-college website is unavailable to you
after you complete your course and is always unavailable to people
outside your class. A professional website lets you share your materials with
students and colleagues and include a wide variety of materials.
- Job or Award. Increasingly, job candidates are making their materials
available online. This trend does not mean you can skip sending your
application letter, résumé, and other materials the committee asks for, but
a professional website or portfolio allows you to supply additional material
for the committee to consider. Online portfolios also allow you to link to
information on the web and to include non-print evidence such as multimedia
work or classroom presentations that you’ve created. You can
even include a video of yourself.