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Portfolio formats

Comparison of portfolio formats
  Paper Hybrid Electronic
Description

Most products are from classroom essays, problem sets, lab results, journal entries, and tests or photos of studio/lab work

In addition to paper products from the classroom, hybrid portfolios may include photos, video tapes, audio tapes, 3-D models.

Student products are created in electronic format and pictures, videos, audio and graphics are in digital formats.

Storage considerations

Physical storage requirements for binders and folders may be substantial depending on class size.

Physical storage requirements for binders, folders, disks, tapes and models may be substantial depending on materials and class size.

Can store in online portfolios or locally using specialized software. Some electronic systems are complex.

Accessibility of materials

Accessible to only one person at a time.

Multiple media formats may make accessibility difficult. Accessible to only one person at a time.

Online portfolios accessible to multiple individuals/groups at any time. Storage on a local computer limits accessibility but makes materials easier to share than other formats

Security

Must be physically secured in a cabinet or office. Copying is difficult.

Must be physically secured in a cabinet or office. Copying is difficult.

Can be password protected or access limited by class or group. Copies made easily.

 

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