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An e-portfolio is a software-based application designed to replicate a learner’s paper-based portfolio.
Held on a secure server, an e-portfolio allows the learner to gather and store evidence electronically and securely, which the tutor, assessor, manager and internal quality assurer (or any combination of these) can then access remotely for a variety of purposes.
An e-portfolio also allows learners to dynamically interact with their own qualification and have more control over the evidence they submit and what criteria it covers.
The advantages of this type of system include:
- A reduction in costs of assessment and quality assurance
- The ability for learners to upload information whenever they are at a computer
- The facility for internal and external quality assurance
- The facility for the learners' line manager to check progress
- The ability to store electronic evidence such as video, sound files or photographs
- The reduced impact of lost portfolios
- The safe storage of current and archived portfolios.
How does it work?
The qualification is broken down into component parts and these are listed for the benefit of the learner. When the learner uploads a piece of evidence to the system, this is flagged to their assessor who can assess this straight away, regardless of where they are, as long as they have access to the internet.
As soon as the assessment has been completed, the learner is informed of which criteria the evidence has met and therefore can see their progress almost immediately.
A similar process occurs with internal and external quality assurance which can increase the speed of this process tremendously.
Which system should I use?
We recommend Skills Portfolio.
We have quality approved the systems below that we would recommend you consider. To gain approval from us, these providers were successful in a rigorous reviewing process. The process looked at whether they met our criteria for ease of access, usability, security, audit trails, support and cost.
NCFE’s approved provider
Skills Portfolio is an online library of the evidence you need of your learners' work and progress.
It is a dynamic and comprehensive portfolio management tool which will eliminate those mountains of paperwork. It has fully integrated qualification tracking.
Supporting Ofsted's philosophy of personalised, individualised learning, the system also conforms to RARPA's (recognising and recording progress and achievement) process of recording progress.