Growing professional demands on college graduates, coupled with the program assessment requirements for obtaining necessary program accreditations, create a need for assessment tools to assist faculty and staff in evaluating programs and their achievement of desired educational outcomes. Electronic portfolios provide an efficient and feasible means of evaluating student learning. This paper presents an overview of electronic portfolios, discusses using electronic portfolios as an assessment tool, and provides an example of an available electronic portfolio system that meets both student and program needs.

This article is from the Accounting Instructors’ Report, an electronic journal that provides teaching tips and insights to those who teach accounting and other business courses.

Contributors:
Craig Powers, Minnesota State University Moorhead
George Sanderson, Minnesota State University Moorhead
Sheri Erickson, Minnesota State University Moorhead
Joann Segovia, Minnesota State University Moorhead

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