IMS ePortfolio Best Practice and Implementation Guide
In addition to being used in particular courses, ePortfolios are increasingly being used across whole programs and institutions. ePortfolios are beginning to be used as tools for personal development planning, lifelong learning, and learning in the workplace. ePortfolios are also beginning to be used for high-stakes assessment and credentialing.
ePortfolios need to be portable to ensure the educational continuity between programs within an educational institution that use ePortfolios, the integration of evidence about learning over time, and the smooth transfer of verifiable information about learning and evaluation between institutions, levels of education, and employers. From an individual perspective, information about and artifacts of a person’s performance and achievement, as recorded in an ePortfolio, need to operate across institutions and countries throughout their lifetime.