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Benefits of an e-Portfolio

Summary


In this article we will show you some of the benefits of an e-Portfolio such as easy access to your content, the ability to share with the click of a button, and a place to professionally present yourself and your work.

What is Boise State e-Portfolio?

Boise State e-Portfolios are a way in which you can electronically record your journey and progress throughout college. It allows you to store virtually any form of digital media in a organized, central location. e-Portfolios are often used as a form of assessment to evaluate a students skills, comprehension of a subject, and their overall progress over the year(s).  Unlike a traditional portfolio, an e-Portfolio is very easy to revise and maintain, can be distributed to a wide audience, and can be accessed from multiple devices.

Build Connections:

An e-Portfolio can provide a future employer with a more authentic picture of what your knowledge, skills, and experiences are…more so than a regular résumé can. Boise State e-Portfolios also allow you to gather and present some of your best work from over the years. Unlike other sharing services like LinkedIn, Boise State e-Portfolios allows you to keep your content private and share it with instructors, students, potential employers, etc.

This will allow you to have a place where you can build connections and reflect on your past work. Having a Boise State e-Portfolio gives you access to an entire community of like-minded individuals expanding your overall reach to the community. An e-Portfolio can also serve as a gateway for people to find you over the Internet and contact you regarding potential work opportunities.

Improve your Communication Skills

Improve your communication skills: When you share your e-Portfolio with others, it forces you to really think about who you are, what you want to say about yourself, and how best to say it. As a result, you’ll become much more critical about how you present yourself to others, which will make you a better writer in the process.

Boise State e-Portfolios are Versatile

Boise State e-Portfolios allow you to upload virtually any type of digital media. Some of the different content that you can upload includes research papers, images, audio, video, Prezis, etc. You can even embed content from other websites like YouTube.

Reflect and Improve

Boise State e-Portfolios gives you a place to place content that you can look back on in several years time so you can see your progress as a student and as a professional. It also gives you an opportunity to improve upon past work with minimal effort. An e-Portfolio can also help you improve your skills on the Internet. You’ll learn how to build web pages, manipulate images, create and upload video and audio files, and discover how to make digital content look visually pleasing to others.

 

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