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Developing a Professional
E-Portfolio
Nancy G. Abney, MA-TESOL
UAB Graduate School
Professional Development Program
Nancy G. Abney, Instructor & Program Manager
UAB Graduate School Professional Development Program
CIRTL Center for the Int...
Mission: To enhance excellence in undergraduate education
through the development of a national faculty committed to
imple...
“Having your own website allows you to control what
people will find when they search for you. More and
more, we hear that...
Essential job search tool for both academics and
professionals
“EPortfolios or personal websites provide students the
oppo...
Put the “Pro” in Professional:
Create an ePortfolio
…over half of hiring managers would rather see
a candidate with a pers...
A Graduate Student e-portfolio Tour
• Eportfolio tour Auburn Graduate Student
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5DGLktOd-s
Student
Dissertation
CV
Projects
Awards
Scholar
Publications
Conferences
Collaborations
Grants
Teacher& Mentor
Philosophy
...
Your most impressive work
Work that exemplifies who YOU are as a candidate
Include key sections:
•About me
•Professional w...
A-Z Guide to Creating your own Website
• Get Your Domain Name: https://www.godaddy.com/
http://www.wikihow.com/Buy-a-Cheap...
Resources
• What is an eportfolio? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvqBORISA5k
• The Academic Portfolio
http://www.unl.edu...
NEURAL Conference Developing a Professional Portfolio2
NEURAL Conference Developing a Professional Portfolio2
NEURAL Conference Developing a Professional Portfolio2
NEURAL Conference Developing a Professional Portfolio2
NEURAL Conference Developing a Professional Portfolio2
NEURAL Conference Developing a Professional Portfolio2
NEURAL Conference Developing a Professional Portfolio2
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  1. 1. Developing a Professional E-Portfolio Nancy G. Abney, MA-TESOL UAB Graduate School Professional Development Program
  2. 2. Nancy G. Abney, Instructor & Program Manager UAB Graduate School Professional Development Program CIRTL Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning
  3. 3. Mission: To enhance excellence in undergraduate education through the development of a national faculty committed to implementing and advancing effective teaching practices for diverse learners as part of successful and varied professional careers. Part of your Career Planning and Professional Development CIRTL Biology recipients CIRTL Chemistry recipients
  4. 4. “Having your own website allows you to control what people will find when they search for you. More and more, we hear that employers are Googling candidates to learn more about them. When you have your own website, you have an opportunity to demonstrate a portfolio of information about you and to provide further information (via links) so employers can learn more about you.” Miriam Salpeter, Job Search Coach owner of Keppie Careers Author of Social Networking for Career Success and 100 Conversations for Career Success
  5. 5. Essential job search tool for both academics and professionals “EPortfolios or personal websites provide students the opportunities to showcase their best work and demonstrate in meaningful ways what skills and knowledge they can bring to potential organizations. The electronic identity adds another dimension to the resume and cover letter because it contains tangible examples that potential employers can see.” —Lisa Meloncon, Associate Professor University of Cincinnati Department of English & Comparative Literature
  6. 6. Put the “Pro” in Professional: Create an ePortfolio …over half of hiring managers would rather see a candidate with a personal website than any other form of personal branding, although less than 10% of candidates actually have one. (Forbes 2013)
  7. 7. A Graduate Student e-portfolio Tour • Eportfolio tour Auburn Graduate Student https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5DGLktOd-s
  8. 8. Student Dissertation CV Projects Awards Scholar Publications Conferences Collaborations Grants Teacher& Mentor Philosophy Courses taught Evaluations Certificates
  9. 9. Your most impressive work Work that exemplifies who YOU are as a candidate Include key sections: •About me •Professional work (including relevant projects, responsibilities, and promotions) •Academic/Research work: course work, presentations, publications •Teaching/Mentoring •Service/ Community •Contact information
  10. 10. A-Z Guide to Creating your own Website • Get Your Domain Name: https://www.godaddy.com/ http://www.wikihow.com/Buy-a-Cheap-Domain-Name Consider going through an ICANN-accredited domain name registrar • Get a web host https://www.bluehost.com/ https://www.siteground.com/ • Build your Website http://www.websitebuilderexpert.com/how-to-build-a- website/
  11. 11. Resources • What is an eportfolio? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvqBORISA5k • The Academic Portfolio http://www.unl.edu/gradstudies/current/development/academic- portfolio-1 • Tutorial & Example from Penn State http://tutorials.istudy.psu.edu/ePortfolios/why.mp4 • Doctoral candidates at the University of Delaware reflect on their development and application of an academic ePortfolio.https://youtu.be/pgm9Qh_W0Ls • Overview of effective elements in MPH Portfolio https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_FmRH6Lj5c

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