As you begin the planning process, you should ask yourself why you are creating this portfolio. What is your purpose? For adult learners, the most common purpose is either authentic assessment (receiving feedback of their work so they know where to improve) or showcasing their best work and growth over time. The software capabilities should allow interaction between teachers or coaches and the learners focusing on their learning activities and products. Another big issue is what kind of internet access does a learner have: good or poor. Less than half of all households have high speed internet, so the tool choices are often limited by the speed of the internet connection.