What is the technique?

It is generally accepted that an academic ePortfolio is a digital collection created by a student of their course-related work, like essays, posters, photographs, videos, and artwork; academic ePortfolios can also capture other aspects of a student's life, such as volunteer experiences, employment history, extracurricular activities, and more.

More specifically, as the center for teaching excellence of the University of Waterloo (Canada) underlines: “... a good academic ePortfolio represents a process – specifically, the process of generating new or deeper learning by reflecting on one’s existing learning.” That is to say that “... ePortfolios differ from Learning Management Systems in two key ways: ownership and control”.

EPortfolios can have diverse purposes: evaluation (of coursework, learning processes, academic achievement), validation (of standards, grades or graduation), reflection (on academic goals and progress), archiving (academic work products or documentation).

Which learning objectives or competences does it support, and how?

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How can this tool be implemented?

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