E-Portfolio & Reflective Practices

What is an e-Portfolio?

According to Regis University an e-Portfolio “is a collection of work developed across varied contexts over-time.” This electronic based portfolio has the ability to “organize, archive and display pieces of work.” An e-Portfolio is used by higher education institutions, evaluating on student learning. This assesses the impact of the “students’ educational experience and learning.”


E-Portfolio is effective than normal, traditional portfolios. It is “striking and appealing with the audio and video materials”. Whilst traditional portfolios have “linear structures”, e-portfolios have “multifaceted structures”. The video below will elaborate the effectiveness of an e-portfolio compared to a traditional portfolio.

E-portfolio is a great platform to reflect/evaluate your work. It is formatted for learners to:

  • Record their work
  • Their achievements and goals
  • Reflect on their learning
  • To share and be supported

This electronic based portfolio enables users to “represent the information in different formats” (Tribal, 2004): i.e. reflective journals, blogs, action planning for learning etc. This gives flexibility and consistency towards the users goals and achievements.  E-Portfolio helps students develop their skills professionally, as they are encouraged to reflect on their practices and involve group discussions with classmates/viewers of it.


These are the three major types of e-Portfolio’s helping to define individual learning. Most portfolios are also a Hybrid of all three types.

What is the reflective practice cycle?

Reflective Practice is defined as the “study of your own experiences” in order to “improve the way you work” (Brightside, n.d.).

A reflective practice cycle in which a learner performs his/her practices are through four different steps: plan, act, observe and reflect. It’s a process in which develops your main point of interest or goals.


Reflective Practice can enhance ones learning through “time and space”. During reflecting students “analyse their achievement through class standards,” evaluation and growth. This process is a “critical component of the portfolio”, to assure students what went well and what did not. This includes honest and supportive working environment, “one that fosters trust as well as growth.” (Fernsten, 2006)

APA References:

  1. Regis University. (n.d.). What is an e-Portfolio? Retrieved from http://academic.regis.edu/laap/eportfolio/basics_what.htm

  2. Banks, B. (2004, December). Tribal. Retrieved from file:///C:/Users/qfg8224/Downloads/eportfolios_their_use_and_benefits%20(1).pdf

  3. Brightside. (n.d.). What is reflective practice? — Brightside. Retrieved from https://www.brightknowledge.org/knowledge-bank/medicine-and-healthcare/spotlight-on-medicine/what-is-reflective-practice
  4.  Fernsten, L., & Fernsten, J. (2006, August 20). Portfolio assessment and reflection: enhancing learning through effective practice: Reflective Practice: Vol 6, No 2. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14623940500106542#aHR0cDovL3d3dy50YW5kZm9ubGluZS5jb20vZG9pL3BkZi8xMC4xMDgwLzE0NjIzOTQwNTAwMTA2NTQyP25lZWRBY2Nlc3M9dHJ1ZUBAQDA=
  5. E-Portfolio: A story. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eh96MfqdVus

5 thoughts on “E-Portfolio & Reflective Practices

  1. elimalua says:

    Hi Riddhi,

    I really enjoyed reading this because it was easy on the eyes, a very simple and appealing post. I was able to understand your explanations and I enjoyed the use of the media. Keep up the good work.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Anna Bryant says:

    Hi Riddhi,
    This page is looking great. Like Elisabeth said, it’s easy on the eyes. I think you’ve chosen a theme that helps with that. Plus, your media break up the text blocks. Good job. 🙂



  3. tanyaireflect says:

    Hi Riddhi,

    Really enjoyed reading this, as a couple others have already said, it was really easy to grasp and understand while still being plentiful in information.
    Your proposal sounds like it’s going to be really interesting too, as you progress to see how differently each interview will come out and how you can create something from that. Best of luck!



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