Presentational ePortfolio

A Presentational ePortfolio is an ePortfolio containing digital artifacts that have been selected to enable the owner to demonstrate their competence with a set of competencies determined by the purpose of the interview or meeting and the audience.

"The presentation portfolio – a presentation to show what a learner can achieve – what a user can do, perhaps for the purpose of applying for a job, perhaps for applying to university or another educational programme." Attwell, 2007

ePortfolio Process

Process of compiling

The process of compiling differs from one ePortfolio type to another. And finally, there is not the one and only way to build one up. Thats why you will find in the web resources some useful documents or guidelines you can use for orientation in the webresources.
mosep:Process of Compiling Webresource:

Interview or presentational situations

Situations including:
* Tutor reviews;
* Peer reviews;
* Annual reviews;
* Progression reviews;
* Employment;
* Higher education interviews;
* etc.

Appropriate evidence

The adequacy of evidence depends on which competency you'd like to assess. If you want to assess the competency "Basal Mathematical Knowledge" for example you could create the evidences "can handle numbers between 0 and 1000", "can handle the basic arithmetic operations" and "reads books about mathematics in her free time". This must not be a proof but could be a clue for having that competency.

An evidence for the competency "Skills in Upper Managemant" could be "was a manager for five years" etc.

So every item or artefact, that seems to be an evidence for the competency, that shall be shown by the presentational ePortfolio, can be part (and should be part) of it.


Competence (human resources)
Wikipedia has an article on this subject.
Visit the article Competence (human resources) for more in depth informationYou can also have a look at:

Professional Development Planning

A great overview over PDP is given by the University of Gloucestershire:
* What is PDP?
* Whats in it for me?
* What do I have to do?
* Getting started
* Reflecting on my past learning
* Personal skills audit grid
* Skills Action Plan and Useful Documents for PDP portfolio


There are many different approaches towards definition of e-portfolio. For the framework of this course we define it as "a purposeful collection of digital artifacts that evidences student achievement and developments over time"

However, more elaborate and descriptive definitions are also aviliable:


Digital artefact


A digital artefact is any type of item produced and stored as digital/electronic version.
Examples of digital artefacts include digital documents, presentations, programmes and codes, video and audio files, images and photographs and the like.(this perhaps somewhere else)

* However, Barton and Collins (1997) distinguish four types of such evidence:Artefacts are documents produced during academic work, reproductions document their work outside regular studies, attestations are documentation generated about student's academic progress. In fact there are only productions that are prepared specifically for portfolio. They may include: goal statesments, reflective statesments (students write on reviewing and organising the evidence from their portfolios) and captions (description of the evidence articulating what it is, why was it selected) (Barton J., Collins A. (1997) Portfolio assessment: A Handbook for educators, cited after Barrett H. Pedagogical issues in Electronic Portfolio Implementation(2002)

Developmental ePortfolio

where everything - digital artifacts, are collected if a digital artefact adds something to those already stored it will be added - learners will select digital artefacts from their developmental eportfolio to provide the evidence required for a specific purpose, an interview or presentational situation


The people who will look at the presentational ePortfolio in the interview or presentational situation.
The audience could be:
* teachers
* peers
* employers
* careers advisors
* university admissions Tutors
* etc.