6 ways eportfolios benefit students

We know how eportfolios benefit employers and training providers – but what about students?

6 ways eportfolios benefit students

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There's always a lot of talk about how eportfolios benefit employers and training providers – but what about students?  

Learners use their eportfolio every day during their programme. They can log in to see assignments, access resources, upload evidence and read feedback from their tutor. Helping learners make the most of their eportfolio is really important as students with the best eportfolios can go on to use them in job interviews or as CPD records.  

Here are our top 6 ways eportfolios benefit students:  

1. Engagement

Eportfolios are proven to increase learner engagement. Why? Because it's how they want to learn. Learners can log in to their portfolio on a laptop or smartphone and work wherever they are – on the bus, at home or in the office.  

OneFile's eportfolio is a favourite among learners, increasing engagement by 35% and timely completion rates by 10%. Find out why learners love OneFile here. 

2. Multimedia evidence 

One of the best things about an eportfolio is multimedia evidence. Instead of writing notes describing what they've done, learners can upload photos, videos and audio recordings of their skills in action. This saves tons of time and makes learning more fun – which is great. And, if your eportfolio has an offline app, learners can take snaps and vids wherever they are and sync the files to their account later. It's quick, convenient and engaging.  

3. Online storage

Learners have a lot to think about – like their studies, their weekend plans and planning their career – so remembering homework is not always their top priority. But with an eportfolio, everything is stored online so work can't be lost or left at home – there's no excuse! 

4. Lifelong learning

Learners who really make the most of their eportfolio can use it in later life. OneFile's eportfolio has a built-in CPD feature so users can keep a record of all the achievements throughout their career.  

5. Self assessment  

With an eportfolio, learners can read the assessment criteria and understand what they have to do to meet it. This will help with self-reflection as learners can see which part of the programme they're completing. 

6. Motivation

Keeping learners motivated can often be a struggle – but not with an eportfolio. OneFile's eportfolio has built-in progress dashboards and a gap analysis so learners can see how they're getting on at a glance. The dashboards change from red, amber to green as learners progress, spurring them on to get more done!  

Learners love using technology to learn. With OneFile, learners can log in to work anytime, anywhere, on any device.  

'I loved OneFile from the start. Working online was so much easier than paper. OneFile enhanced communication with my tutor, giving me more control over my apprenticeship and more confidence in my ability. My advice would be to use OneFile – go for it!' 

Barbara Harrison, UKCC Level 2 learner – Horse Scotland 

To find out why learners love OneFile, download our free guide. We explain what features keep learners engaged and hear from the learners themselves.

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