A new site for ePortfolio Resources and Research

The University of DE participated in a three-year collaboration with 23 other institutions culminating in a new site for ePortfolio resources and research, the Catalyst for Learning site. I hope you will take some time to look at this new resource. I am particularly excited to share the work UD did in this project, especially our student contributions. Please visit the “Our Student Voices” section and, in particular, the wonderful student ePortfolios submitted from our Early Childhood Education program and the Art Conservation program.

The Catalyst for Learning site was first formally introduced at an Executive Summit at Georgetown University on Friday, January 24, 2014 and is now public.

About Connect to Learning

“Connect to Learning (C2L) is a national network of campus ePortfolio leaders, working together to advance the transformative capacities of ePortfolio for teaching, learning and assessment. The Catalyst for Learning site, a collection of proven practices and a comprehensive, evidence-based analytical framework, culminates 3 years of C2L collaboration and exchange.” Retrieved from: http://c2l.mcnrc.org/about/

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Suggestions for free online photo editors

How do I size my picture so that I can use it as a header on all my pages? Can I crop just part of the image I want to use in my site? Many students are unfamiliar with free image-editing software that would allow them to create banners, logos or header images, and make modifications to other pictures they might want to include in their ePortfolios. Listed below are some suggestions for free online […] more

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Employers show more interest in ePortfolios

Students who are investing time in preparing a presentation-style career ePortfolio are wondering, “Are employers really going to look at my ePortfolio?” From what I have read and seen, this seems to vary from discipline to discipline. There is a real need for more data in this area. I thought I would share the findings of two recent reports. In a recent Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) study, “It Takes More Than A […] more

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Relevance of ePortfolios today

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 […] more

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Adding your LinkedIn™ profile to your ePortfolio

If you have created a public profile on the LinkedIn™ Web site, you might want to consider linking to it from within your ePortfolio. There are four basic steps: Either create your own image or use the LinkedIn™ logo in your site. Upload the image where you want it to appear in your site. Go to the LinkedIn™ site and copy your public profile link. Edit the image in your site and paste the URL you […] more

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