Reflection for: Differentiating ePortfolios and Assessment Management Systems

This SITE 2004 paper addresses some of the issues of definition, between electronic portfolios and online assessment management systems. It is difficult to conduct comparative research on electronic portfolios because of the emergence of very diverse models of implementation, especially in some of the new commercial tools that are available. These different implementations and "definition by default" make the task more difficult. This paper is an attempt to delineate the differences between electronic portfolios and online assessment management systems.