In Two Things to Consider When Developing an E-Portfolio, Kevin Currie-Knight talked about the two advantages of having a website as an academic: signalling and the unique presentation of materials. First, having any online presence is becoming increasingly important for signalling, otherwise we would not have this entire series of posts. More specifically than Facebook, LinkedIn, a blog, or even a personal website, Kevin wrote specifically about the advantages of an E-Portfolio (electronic portfolio, digital dossier, or whatever you want to call it). The digital portfolio has risen over the past few years as an increasingly common way of showcasing yourself for the job market, tenure-review, or even post-tenure review and as resistant as academia is to change, it will probably continue to gain popularity for good reason.
Via Heath Sawyer