Taking a Bite in the Middle: Implementing Digital Portfolios in FYC Courses
This presentation explores the benefit of implementing single-document digital portfolios in a first-year writing course. I position these portfolios as an accessible, flexible middle ground between traditional paper portfolios and fully online electronic portfolios.
Features of Word**or pretty much any document editor these days• Automated page numbering• Automated tables of contents• Formatting styles• Comments & Document metadata• Hyperlinks• Master Documents
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Thank YouChris Friend (@chris_friend)University of Central Florida
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