Types of ePortfolios
An ePortfolio is a collection of work that showcases your skills, abilities, experiences, and accomplishments in a meaningful way. There are various types of ePortfolios, including:
Types of ePortfolios:
Archive/Comprehensive:Created primarily for the for the ePortfolio owner’s reference as a way to store work in a central space and organize or reflect on experiences. This can include work from personal, professional, and academic dimensions of one’s life and can serve as a holistic space for reflection and meaning-making in addition to archiving and storage.
Course/Learning:Created by a student as part of an academic course as a way to store and share assignments for evaluation and receive feedback from an instructor.
Assessment:Created by a student or program/department to demonstrate competencies and skills gained in well-defined areas over the course of a series of academic requirements. The primary purpose is to evaluate competency as defined by program standards and outcomes.
Professional/Showcase:Created with the explicit goal of sharing with professional colleagues or prospective employers in the interview or hiring process.
A hybrid of these different types of portfolios is the Integrative Portfolio, which allows a multi-dimensional focus on student learning (curricular and co-curricular), while also allowing for the assessment of learning and later transitions to professional/showcase portfolios. Through working from a course ePortfolio, students evolve to build their ePortfolio across their coursework, their experiences (curricular and co-curricular), and often feature it in capstone experiences.
Reflection: Loyola students also have access to REFECTION ePortfolio, another institutional ePortfolio software application that will be officially phased out in 2012. To access your existing ePortfolio via refection , login to RamblerLinkon the Career Center webpage, and click the "Jump To" tab to login to REFLECTION using your Loyola ID and password. Any work uploaded or ePortfolios created in REFLECTION should be dowloaded and saved as soon as possible: All unsaved work will be lost when access to REFLECTION is no longer available in July 2012. If you need assistance in transitioning your existing REFLECTION ePortfolio to TaskStream please contact email@example.com.