Digital Portfolios
Your Digital Narrative
What is a Digital Portfolio?
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An electronic version of your work, accomplishments
and thoughts
Can be in the form of P...
Ultimate Goal of a Digital Portfolio?
Ultimate Goal of a Digital Portfolio?
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Provide entry into the real world
Structure the educational experience
Demon...
Why should you care?
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Internships
Job Interviews
Promotional tool
Drive Traffic to Your Portfolio
Business Card

Digital Portfolio

Email Signature
Where do I start?
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Collect your materials
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Back-up and save your work! TWICE!
Document the purpose of each piec...
Information Architecture
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The combination of:
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organization,
labeling, and
navigational schemes

Categorize you...
What do you mean by ‘digital narrative’?
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The portfolio should tell the story of YOU
Creating and maintaining a dynami...
My Website
Current Portfolio
(Teaching)
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Home
About

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Bio
Vitae

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Old Portfolio
(Designer)

Teachin...
Who am I?
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Professional Profile
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Graphic Designer
Web designer/developer
Social media fan
Instructor/educator

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Doug Strahler
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Academic/Teaching Experience
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Syracuse University
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Onondaga Community College
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Web desi...
Professional Experience
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Professional Experience
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Employer
Position/Title
Dates
Description of your responsibili...
Professional Experience
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Make sure to get approval from the client to post the
work to your portfolio website!
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Send...
Portfolio Examples
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Each portfolio piece should have a 1-2 sentence
description about the piece. Answer the questions:
...
What do I put on my homepage?
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Consider it a buffet or preview to your site for you to
provide snippets or lead-ins to...
Student Examples: Kelly Rhoades
Student Examples: Josh Smith
Student Examples: Allie McClernon
Student Examples: Nicole Yale
What else should you do?
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Begin to manage your digital identity
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Resume
YouTube
Blog
LinkedIn
Twitter

Be...
Where can I create my website?

Or use a website builder you are already familiar with – these are just suggestions!
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This presentation discusses the process for designing and developing a digital portfolio. It walks through organizing your content to creating a portfolio site using Weebly, Wix or LinkedIn. This was presented to the Department of Communication students at California University of Pennsylvania in March 2014.

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Digital Portfolios: Your Digital Narrative

  1. 1. Digital Portfolios Your Digital Narrative
  2. 2. What is a Digital Portfolio?   An electronic version of your work, accomplishments and thoughts Can be in the form of PowerPoints, PDF, Website, or LinkedIn… each having its own advantages and disadvantages
  3. 3. Ultimate Goal of a Digital Portfolio?
  4. 4. Ultimate Goal of a Digital Portfolio?    Provide entry into the real world Structure the educational experience Demonstrate your knowledge and skills listed on your resume
  5. 5. Why should you care?    Internships Job Interviews Promotional tool
  6. 6. Drive Traffic to Your Portfolio Business Card Digital Portfolio Email Signature
  7. 7. Where do I start?  Collect your materials     Back-up and save your work! TWICE! Document the purpose of each piece, important concepts and reflect on it (personal assessment) Conceptualize your thoughts Once you know the content/materials for your website; then you can determine your direction  This can also help identify gaps in your knowledge
  8. 8. Information Architecture  The combination of:     organization, labeling, and navigational schemes Categorize your sections to best organize your information and gives an overview of what you do
  9. 9. What do you mean by ‘digital narrative’?   The portfolio should tell the story of YOU Creating and maintaining a dynamic resume of your experiences     Life Work Study What do I want to do? (Career Goal)
  10. 10. My Website Current Portfolio (Teaching)   Home About  Bio Vitae        Old Portfolio (Designer) Teaching Portfolio Speaking Publications Contact  Home About Design     Graphic Web Resume Contact
  11. 11. Who am I?  Professional Profile     Graphic Designer Web designer/developer Social media fan Instructor/educator  Education  Both of these areas are highlighted in my about, teaching, & portfolio sections
  12. 12. Doug Strahler  Academic/Teaching Experience  Syracuse University     Onondaga Community College    Web design Multimedia Graphic Design Web design Graphic Design Slippery Rock University    Web design Social Media Issues in Communication Technology
  13. 13. Professional Experience  Professional Experience     Employer Position/Title Dates Description of your responsibilities (be descriptive)     Don’t: Designed brochures Do: Organized content and created brochures to be utilized for the promotion of Department of Communication using the Adobe Creative Suite. Don’t: Ran Facebook page Do: Developed the content editorial calendar for and managed the Facebook page for the Department of Communication, where it saw a 50% increase in Likes and Engagement over my first month.
  14. 14. Professional Experience  Make sure to get approval from the client to post the work to your portfolio website!   Send internship coordinators or employers an email to get permission and save the approval If it is a hypothetical or class work, make sure to emphasis that in your description
  15. 15. Portfolio Examples  Each portfolio piece should have a 1-2 sentence description about the piece. Answer the questions:      What is the piece? What did you create it for? (Class, Internship, Job) What software did you use? (if applicable) Add screenshots of work, but make sure you are consistent across pages Be descriptive – you have the space too
  16. 16. What do I put on my homepage?   Consider it a buffet or preview to your site for you to provide snippets or lead-ins to site sections You a writer? Create a blog related to your field
  17. 17. Student Examples: Kelly Rhoades
  18. 18. Student Examples: Josh Smith
  19. 19. Student Examples: Allie McClernon
  20. 20. Student Examples: Nicole Yale
  21. 21. What else should you do?  Begin to manage your digital identity        Resume YouTube Blog LinkedIn Twitter Be familiar with what is going on in your field! Tailor your portfolio for the job you want
  22. 22. Where can I create my website? Or use a website builder you are already familiar with – these are just suggestions!

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