The portfolio also offers an opportunity for the em- ployee to demonstrate a commitment to life-long learn- ing and professional development to the organization.
The portfolio provides academic institutions with authentic assessments of student learning and pro- motes deeper learning as students connect learning across courses and time. Portfolios help students plan their own academic pathways as they come to under- stand knowledge deficiencies. Portfolios provide a means for monitoring student skills and achievement.
Electronic portfolios allow students and faculty to create, manage, and run reports on achievements using standard templates or by customizing fields to their liking. Students have the ability to merge reports and upload documents, assignments, and experiences into their portfolios. Faculty can monitor, validate, comment, and evaluate content within the portfolio. Students have a complete catalog of experiences to share when applying to the workforce or advanced educational programs.
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