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Electronic portfolios

Computers and Composition Volume 13, Number 2, ISSN 8755-4615 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd


Seeing portfolios as inherently hypertextual, this article outlines three forms of electronic portfolio: one based on a student's work, one based on a class project about a specific topic, and one based on a class seminar on a broad topic. Following this presentation comes a discussion of a number of problems with electronic portfolios: the logistical problems of management, access, and cross-referencing; the technical problems of input, access, and copying; and the theoretical issues of the lack of realia, of ownership and copyright, and of participation on an equitable manner.


Purves, A.C. (1996). Electronic portfolios. Computers and Composition, 13(2), 135-146. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved August 9, 2020 from .

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