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Technology has opened up a whole new world for showing things. We can present a full range of information including any type of data from pictures and sounds to videos and animations, examples that never before could be presented as completely or persuasively as they can be today.

A portfolio is a collection of artifacts that serve to validate the education, training, skills, and experience of an individual or group. Students can collect information to authenticate work for a class. A professor can collect data to verify professional achievement. An educational institution can document it's procedures and accomplishments. A job applicant can compile and present information to prospective employers.

This validation of experience and achievement effectively serves to propel the individual or group toward acceptance and inclusion in some level of academic or professional recognition.

Portfolios have long served as tools for presentation in the world of the arts, photography, and design. More and more they are being used in every field of study and for a variety of purposes.