Developing a professional ePortfolio

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This is a quick presentation that gives a basic overview of ePs for professional development and includes useful resources. Its examples are focused on the field of engineering.

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Developing a professional ePortfolio

  1. 1. Developing a Professional ePortfolio Teggin Summers, Assistant Director of ePortfolio InitiativesThese ePortfolios are creating using the Virginia Tech Electronic Portfolio System, sponsored by Learning Technologies. To learn more visit http://eportfolio.vt.edu or email eportfolio@scholar.vt.edu
  2. 2. ePortfolio Purposeful collection of work Exhibits effort, progress, achievement Self-reflection Involves student participationThese ePortfolios are creating using the Virginia Tech Electronic Portfolio System, sponsored by Learning Technologies. To learn more visit http://eportfolio.vt.edu or email eportfolio@scholar.vt.edu
  3. 3. Viability: Current StatusWard and Moser (2008) 53% of all respondents consider ePsTurner (2007) ePs must be well-designed http://www.graduatingengineer.com/articles/20071023/ Creating-a-Work-PortfolioProfessional presence on the webAct of creating eP
  4. 4. Best PracticesAlways think of your audienceAvoid the need for viewers to scrollCheck and double-check links and imagesMaintain consistent font
  5. 5. …Best PracticesBe aware of and use white spaceSometimes less is more (or, keep it simple)Avoid unnecessary bells and whistles, but considerincorporating multimedia where appropriateBe mindful of copyright status
  6. 6. Exampleshttp://www.sdepstein.com/http://www.wix.com/rsamue1/portfoliohttp://eportfolio.vt.edu/gallery.htmlhttps://sites.google.com/a/nd.edu/michelle-m-fuhrman-s-e-portfolio/
  7. 7. Start Building a Portfolio at VT • Login to Scholar 1 • In My Workspace, click on the Membership link 2 • Click on the Joinable Sites link (near top of screen) 3 • Search for “eP@VT” and then click the Join link 4These ePortfolios are creating using the Virginia Tech Electronic Portfolio System, sponsored by Learning Technologies. To learn more visit http://eportfolio.vt.edu or email eportfolio@scholar.vt.edu
  8. 8. ResourcesVisit http://eportfolio.vt.eduEmail eportfolio@scholar.vt.eduhttp://engineering.dartmouth.edu/careers/students/resume-cover-letter/portfolios/Web Pages That Suckhttp://www.webpagesthatsuck.com/
  9. 9. Free eP Site OptionseP@VT in Scholarhttps://scholar.vt.eduhttp://sites.google.comhttp://weebly.comhttp://www.wix.comhttp://wordpress.com / http://blogs.lt.vt.eduhttp://carbonmade.comhttp://youfolio.orgHost your own!
  10. 10. ePortfolioThese ePortfolios are creating using the Virginia Tech Electronic Portfolio System, sponsored by Learning Technologies. To learn more visit http://eportfolio.vt.edu or email eportfolio@scholar.vt.edu

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