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How to Develop an ePortfolio

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Many people are wonderful at practicing their own professional craft. Whether it is designing or developing eLearning courses, or creating a new informal learning tool, we have a great deal of “know-how” in how to perform our jobs. Additionally, as professionals we often have a great deal of education and training in our fields. However, we often have little education and training in terms of how to use tools to help us manage and advance our own careers.

How to Develop an ePortfolio

  1. 1. “Competency-Based ePortfolios:Career Passport of the Future?”<br />eLearning Guild<br />March 26, 2010 <br />Greg Williams, Ed.D.<br />www.gregwilliams.net<br />
  2. 2. Expcectations<br />2<br />
  3. 3. How Teaching Online is Different<br />Why This Presentation?<br />
  4. 4. Why This Presentation?<br />It’s personal <br />Don’t learn the hard way <br />Unpredictable future<br />
  5. 5. Career Tool<br />
  6. 6. What’s a Career Portfolio?<br />Career tool<br />Documentation of performance <br />Range of skills & competencies <br />Increasingly important <br />
  7. 7. Artifacts<br />
  8. 8. Why HaveaPortfolio?<br />
  9. 9. Why have a Portfolio?<br />More employers & clients requiring<br />Telling vs. demonstrating<br />Communicates competence uniquely<br />Marketing & evaluation tool<br />Meet Ciaran<br />
  10. 10. Start With a Career Goal<br />What job do you want<br />Identify KSAs <br />Skill or experience gap?<br />
  11. 11. Why Do <br />I Need Goals?<br />
  12. 12. Different Goals<br />Different Portfolios<br />
  13. 13. Aligning Competencies withProfessional Standards<br />Identify standards<br />Professional Associations<br />Company or organization<br />
  14. 14. Competencies<br />Career planning & talent mgt.<br />Coaching<br />Delivering training<br />Designing learning<br />Facilitating organizational change<br />
  15. 15. Competencies<br />Improving human performance<br />Managing organizational knowledge<br />Managing the learning function<br />Measuring and evaluating<br />
  16. 16. Missing<br />Competency?<br />Missing Competency?<br />
  17. 17. Technology Competencies<br />Technology<br />Authoring tools<br />eLearning development & delivery<br />Employers defer to tech skills <br />
  18. 18. Anticipating Needs <br />
  19. 19. Think Like a Hiring Manager<br />Problems to be solved<br />Results, not activity<br />Multiple roles & skills<br />Project mgt.<br />Business results<br />
  20. 20. Choosing What Goes Inside<br />
  21. 21. Selecting Portfolio Items<br />Consistent with your goals<br />Address a business need<br />Results oriented<br />Measurable<br />Think like a hiring manager<br />
  22. 22. OK to Be Different<br />
  23. 23. Creating Artifacts<br />Top Ten Career Accomplishments<br />Documenting accomplishments<br />Existing artifacts <br />Organize by competency<br />
  24. 24. Linking Artifacts to Results<br />Linking artifacts to org results<br />Alignment : Org>Dept>You<br />Measurable results<br />Similar to drafting objectives <br />
  25. 25. Portfolio Issues<br />Not organized well<br />Artifacts not labeled<br />Viewers don’t understand <br />
  26. 26. C-CAR<br />
  27. 27. C-CAR<br />Competency<br />Context<br />Action <br />Results<br />
  28. 28. C-CAR Format <br />Competency: Identify the competency <br />Context : Describe situation <br />Action: Describe what you did & why<br />Results: Describe outcomes, use measurable results if possible <br />
  29. 29. C-CAR Format Example 1<br />Competency: Designing Learning<br />Context : Sales revenue down after hiring new sales reps <br />Action: Created company’s first online sales training course<br />Results: Sales revenue rose 24.7% Qtr. after course implemented <br />
  30. 30. C-CAR Format Example 2<br />Competency: Delivering Learning<br />Context : Remote staff can’t get training. New employees making 27% more errors processing claims<br />Action: Taught company’s first online course in claims processing <br />Results: Claims processing errors reduced by 17% after course implemented <br />
  31. 31. Portfolios in Job Search & Interviews<br />Link to resume<br />Interview predictions<br />Select appropriate artifacts<br />C-CAR method<br />Follow-up with artifacts <br />
  32. 32.
  33. 33. Portfolios in Employee Evaluations<br />Way to document your performance<br />Solicit feedback & documentation<br />Annual goals – create 2-3 artifacts<br />
  34. 34. ManagingYourCareerPortfolio<br />
  35. 35. Creating an<br />ePortfolio<br />Not Hard?<br />
  36. 36. ePortfolios<br />Why have one?<br />Uses<br />Public or private<br />Expertise, time, money <br />Available Tools<br />
  37. 37. Visual CV<br />
  38. 38. Summary <br />Y<br />C<br />T<br />B<br />
  39. 39. Hot Competencies<br />Authoring tools<br />eLearning experience<br />Instructional design<br />SME <br />industry experience <br />versatility <br />
  40. 40.
  41. 41. Adobe Acrobat Pro<br />
  42. 42. ePortfolio – Acrobat Pro <br />No Website needed<br />No programming skills<br />PDFs<br />Can add video and audio<br />
  43. 43. Acrobat Pro Screenshot <br />
  44. 44. Acrobat Pro Screenshot <br />
  45. 45. Acrobat Sample Layout <br />
  46. 46. Add Multi-Media<br />
  47. 47. Managing Large Files<br />Mail Big File<br />Drop Send<br />You Send It<br />Google Documents<br />
  48. 48. Don’t Leave Your Career to Chance<br />
  49. 49. Should I <br />Do This?<br />
  50. 50. No Silver Bullet<br />
  51. 51. Final Thoughts<br />30 yr gold watch is gone<br />Manage your career<br />Be a futurist<br />Adapt, learn, grow<br />Take action <br />
  52. 52. Questions & Discussion<br />
  53. 53. Greg Williams, Ed.D.<br />Assistant Professor<br />Univ. of Maryland<br />greg@gregwilliams.net<br />www.gregwilliams.net<br />

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