Creating a professional eportfolio and digital identity_290113


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You know you should be taking care of your professional identity online, looking after your digital ‘footprint’ and maintaining a record of all your experience and skills. Perhaps you’ve played with the idea of an e-portfolio, Googled your name to see what comes up, and set up the beginnings of a profile on LinkedIN…but you would like help in getting it all together? In this session, Allison will come to the rescue, providing hints and tips that will set you on the right path eg how to find what’s out there on you …how to ‘professionalize’ your online identity and how to promote your own accomplishments in the best possible way.

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  • Welcome everyone before the session begins and ask them to check their audioIntroduce yourself
  • The webinar will cover ….
  • Encourage people to write/draw on the whiteboard why it is important to manage your professional digital identity?Allow people 1.00 min (timer)Discuss some of the contributions
  • It is becoming more important to managing your professional digital identity. The world of work is constantly changing which means people need to be continually learning and re-inventing themselves to remain current and employable. By creating a professional online identity you:Are able to networkwith other professionals online. This allows you to stay abreast of what’s new, what changing, and/or learning how to remain current. You can also use your networks to promote yourself if your work situation changes, and you need to start looking for new work or if you start your own businessHave opportunities to connect and collaboratewith others, just like you are today in this webinar. These connecttiveopportunities may lead to collaborating on new projects or tenders, or attracting grant funding.Also will be improving your digital capability, which helps build your confidence to use the internet and technology more readily with your learners
  • So how many of you currently have a professional online identity? By using the hand up button
  • Encouragepeople to write/draw on the whiteboard how they are currently creating or could be using to create their professional online identity?Allow people 1.00 min (timer)Discuss some of the contributions
  • All of the previous examples can be consider to be an eportfolio or part of an eportfolio. However, most of these eportfolios are ‘showcase’ or ‘presentation’ eportfoliosie the ‘final product’ of a learning journey or work experience, so making them public or open to a network or community makes sense.However, there are other reasons times when you might not want our online identity to be so ‘public’ and you may prefer to have a:Learning Eportfolio - to help document and guide learning over timeAssessment Eportfolio – to demonstrate that you have the skills and competencies to pass an assessment or to gain recognition of prior learning (RPL)Personal Development Eportfolio – to help support personal, educational and/or career development and planningWorking/Professional Eportfolios – to collect workplace evidence for performance management or demonstrate that you have the skills and experiences to meet professional/industry standardsGroup –to record what has been done for a project or for some grant funding etcHowever, having somewhere where we manage and share our learning and experiences in a private or controlled way allows us to test ideas and reflection upon our experiences before sharing with the wider world or at all. This is when a dedicated eportfolio system
  • Managing your professional online identity will involve knowing when to have your information public, and when to keep it private.This will vary depending on the person, and how ‘out there’ they want to be. Here are some suggested things which could be made public and what could be made private.Using the “Tick” vs “X” tool indicate whether you agree these suggestions? Using the Text book – comment on whether Are there any other suggestions about what could be public, and what should remain in a private online space?
  • There is no single way of getting started in creating your professional online identity, as you will need to ask yourself:What do you want your professional identity to say about you?What is the key purpose of creating your professional online identity, ie to promote yourself, to gather all of your important information into one place, to help you with your CPD?What information is already available online about you?Do you already write a blog or tweet? Have you had any articles or papers published online? Been mentioned in a media release?Can this information be included in your online profile through ‘embed code’ or ‘RSS’ or ‘hyperlinked’?How will you keep your different identities separate?We all have more than one identity eg professional, personal, community – so consider using either a different online name or different online spaces or different components of an online space eg (Facebook/LinkedIn Groups/Pages) to keep these separate. You can use tools such as “Hootsuite” or “Tweetdeck” to manage these different identitiesWhat method will work best for you?How regular will you be updating your online profile?How confident are you using different online spaces?Do you want to be able to update your profile using a mobile device?What space will work best for you?Do you want to ‘network’ with others or simply have an online presence with no interaction?Will you want others to see what you’re doing or would you like to pick’n’choose who can access your online profile?
  • When creating your professional online identity it is important that you have a clear purpose in mind eg will you use it to promote yourself, manage your professional learning plan, record the outcomes from a project?Some other key considerations when creating your online identity include:Portability – will the space you use allow you to easily exportable your information and artefacts to another site or format if the space is no longer available to you, or you would like to use another spaceInteroperability – will the space you use allow you to easily integrate with sites or software systems (eg uploading PDFs or PPTs), and can it be easily used with mobile devices such as smart phones and tabletsStorage – will there be enough storage space provided to cater for the different file types needed to be stored Ownership – how will you be able to protect the ownership of their own information online (Creative Commons Licenses can be useful for this), as well as how to appropriately use other people’s information online
  • You can stay in touch and up to date about creating your professional online identity being on our eList or by interacting with us (and others) on various social media spaces.
  • If you would like more information about how to get started creating your professional online identity or that of your staff/students, please contact me for a free 30 min consultation
  • Creating a professional eportfolio and digital identity_290113

    1. 1. Creating a Professional ePortfolio and Digital Identity National VET E-learning Strategy Allison Miller 29 January
    2. 2. Webinar Overview • Why is it important to have an online1 professional identity?2 • What are other people doing?3 • Should I have an eportfolio? • Public vs private professional online4 identities5 • Creating your online professional identity6 • Other key considerations
    3. 3. Why is it important tohave a professional online identity?
    4. 4. Why is managing your professional digital identity important?
    5. 5. Networking Changing world Digital Connecting & capability CollaboratingImage: Publish Identity - - Found on
    6. 6. Hands Up If you currently have a professional onlineidentity in some way?
    7. 7. What can you use to create a professional online identity?
    8. 8. What are other people using?
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    14. 14. Should I have aneportfolio then?
    15. 15. What is an eportfolio?Image by Sengchang– Singapore Changi Airport, Control Tower -,_Control_Tower_2,_Dec_05.JPG
    16. 16. Types of eportfolios Presentation Learning Eportfolio Assessment Types Personal Development Working/Professional GroupFor more
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    19. 19. Public vs PrivateProfessional Online Identities
    20. 20. Public PrivateLinkedIn CV Reflections PDP or PerformanceOwn website Management Plan Blog, Flickr, Examples of Pinterest work
    21. 21. Creating your onlineprofessional identity
    22. 22. Getting started What do you want your professional identity to say about you? What information is already available online about you? How will you keep your different identities separate? What method will work best for you? What space will work best for you?
    23. 23. Other key considerations Portability Interoperability Storage Ownership
    24. 24. Want to know more? Register for eUpdates: Follow on: Twitter - Facebook - - Google+ - Pinterest -
    25. 25. Allison Miller 0400 732 270