There are many free technologies for creating in ePortfolio. One of the main options is Google Sites – free, integrates with all other Google tools, and is also ad free. Wordpress, which currently hosts 20% of the world’s websites, is free for the basic version, which puts ads right into your site. You can upgrade to ad-free for $30 a year. Any technology and hosting solution you’d like to use for your ePortfolio will work as long as it has the needed functionality. If you need help figuring out how to set one of the sites up, go to YouTube and search for videos that solve the problem you have.
This concludes our brief presentation on ePortfolios. Now go make one!
ePortfolio Presentation for Guide to eLearning for Higher Education Administration
What they are and why you need one
During this Presentation…
Proceed through the presentation
Click on all links
Watch 2 videos
Check out options for ePortfolio tools
Research and create your own ePortfolio
What you need to be doing right now
What is an ePortfolio?
What is an ePortfolio?
Click on this link to see
a short (under 4
minute) video that
provides a synopsis.
Another great video
Watch this fun video on ePortfolios from the
University of Hong Kong
Weighing in at 3 minutes 17 seconds it’s
The example provided is a college student,
but conceptualize it as a working
Core Elements of an ePortfolio
1. Demonstrates professional competencies
2. Houses work examples and product
3. Shares reflections
4. Makes goals explicit
5. Curates content
What do you need to put in it?
And Wikipedia says…
Check out the definition of
ePortfolios on Wikipedia
Notice associated links to PLAs
Environments), VLEs (Virtual
Learning Environments), and
Communities of Interest
Follow one link, then another
(think of it as a choose – your –
own – adventure situation)
Bookmark links that you find
Reference them for the glossary
Demonstrating Professional Expertise
Isn’t just about static work product.
It IS about:
Crafting an online identity
Having a personal mission statement
Sharing your learning journey.
Your ePortfolio should be "future employer
ready" at all times
Don’t post things you don’t want an
employer to see
What is your personal mission statement?
Options for Creating an
Google Sites: sites.google.com
You get to decide what technology to use.