E-Portfolios: A Review of Their Role in Education
	Jennifer Baucom Myers, Florida State University
	Richard Hartshorne, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

In recent years, educational uses of electronic portfolios, or e-portfolios,
have increased. They are seen in higher education, as well as the K-12 
environment. However, the effective integration of e-portfolios in the 
educational arena involves addressing a variety of issues, including 
technology skills, adoption, time, support, and others. In this paper, we 
discuss these, and other, issues while summarizing the literature related 
to e-portfolios. Areas addressed include benefits of e-portfolios, 
considerations for developing effective e-portfolios, and implications 
related to implementing e-portfolios in various educational situations. 

Winter 2007: Volume 11, Issue 4
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