"A portfolio is a purposeful collection of student work that exhibits the student’s efforts, progress, and achievements in one or more areas. The collection must include student participation in selecting contents, the criteria for selection; the criteria for judging merit, and evidence of student self-reflection." (Northwest Evaluation Association, 1990, http://www.nwea.org/),
- An electronic portfolio provides faculty and peers an opportunity to review, evaluate and share ideas across the Internet.
- An electronic portfolio may be presented in a dynamic, full color format at a tremendous savings over the cost of the traditional paper-based portfolios. Additionally, electronic portfolios do not require being mailed to a prospective employer.
- Electronic portfolios can be updated frequently and immediately upon the development of a new project, assignment, or experience.
- Prospective employers can review and submit questions to a candidate regarding their portfolio as they review the electronic documents.