An e-portfolio is an electronically-based portfolio system which is modelled on the working method used for paper portfolios. It consists of a system and process that enables secure, computer based verification and assessment evidence. The use of
e-portfolios in assessment has been adopted by many awarding bodies and accepted by the regulators.
There are various types of e-portfolio systems ranging from a secure file storage function within a stand-alone system, to more sophisticated web-based products, or they may be part of a VLE. The centre may also decide to develop their own
There are a range of benefits for those involved in using e-portfolios, enabling learners to demonstrate skills and present tremendous opportunities to increase the range of evidence types accessible to both learners and assessors.
E-portfolios are flexible, cost effective and improve the assessment process. Additional benefits include the ability to access the e-portfolio from any networked or web enabled computer. This is accessible by a number of password protected users.
Journey of Evidence
Examine the stages in the Journey of Evidence.
The e-portfolio allows learners to store evidence in a variety of formats using various forms of media.
Assessors, moderators, verifiers will all have secure log in and passwords unique to them which enables them to access their learners e-portfolios.
Internal verifiers/ moderators will all have secure log in and passwords unique to them which enables them to access their learners e-portfolios and any assessment records.
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Centres will have agreed their e-portfolio product with their awarding body. Most products will accommodate a variety of qualifications.