|March 28, 2013||Filed under General, Presentation Portfolio, Students|
A recent post on the EmergingEdTech site, “Are ePortfolios Still Relevant for Today’s Students?” stated that “ePortfolios Never Went Away—They Just Became Standard Practice.”
Included in this post are suggestions for content that should be included in an academic portfolio as well as a career portfolio. Also, the post makes several suggestions for how to keep current with changing times. I have highlighted several below:
- Think hard about the organization, appearance and general layout of your ePortfolio.
- Be sure all relevant documents are uploaded to their corresponding sections of the ePortfolio. You want to make the process as easy as possible for the person viewing them—of course, easy doesn’t have to mean boring.
- Use meaningful pictures to bring some life to your ePortfolio. While the majority of people will have content-based ePortfolios (excluding professions like photographers, artists, etc.), it’s important to remember that a picture is worth a thousand words. Be sure they are well-cropped, in good taste and are connected to the most important points you’re trying to get across.
- Write good content and keep it up-to-date. Spell check and grammar check and have a friend do the same.
- Connect your ePortfolio with social media sites so people can find you more easily. Of course, you’ll want to make sure everything on your profiles are “work-appropriate”.
Hartman, Elyse. “Are ePortfolios Still Relevant for Today’s Students?”. EmergingEdTech, March 24, 2013, http://www.emergingedtech.com/2013/03/are-eportfolios-still-relevant-for-todays-students/.
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|November 13, 2012||Google Sites, How to, Presentation Portfolio, Students|
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|November 7, 2012||Google Sites, How to, Presentation Portfolio, Students|
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|November 5, 2012||Google Sites, How to, Presentation Portfolio, Students|
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|October 18, 2012||Google Sites, How to, Other web tools, Presentation Portfolio, Students|
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