Although there are many definitions, for our purposes we will use this one found in M-W Online.
By Patricia McCauley
Savery, J.R. (2006). Competency expectations: E-portfolios lead us towhere we need to be. [ppt] 14 February 2006. The University of Akron.Obtained from the html version of the Ohio Learning Network (OLN) filehttp://centerforteachingandtechnology.pbworks.com/f/OLNArchives.doc.