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Agile Portfolios in a Connected World


As students transition from college or university to career, the orientation of their portfolios changes from meeting internal course or institutional goals to evidencing competencies for employment and professional development. At
this stage an independent, accessible and dynamic portfolio system is needed.

An ‘agile portfolio’ approach addresses these needs using social media, web repositories and web tools or Apps to create a flexible, multimodal system. Agile portfolios are accessible on the web and on mobile devices, as well as on paper. A range of different tools can be used to produce agile portfolios, but the key components are a profile, a repository and a visual presentation or display.

In this article the agile portfolio model is presented and a number of tools are suggested. An agility checklist is presented to enable evaluation of existing portfolios or tools under consideration.

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