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Last updated on 7/30/18

Build your e-portfolio

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“An e-portfolio is a purposeful aggregation of digital items – ideas, evidence, reflections, feedback, which ‘presents’ a selected audience with evidence of a person’s learning and/or ability.”Sutherland and Powell (2007)

What is an e-portfolio?

An e-portfolio is like a physical portfolio, but in digital form and easy to share with potential recruiters, partners and clients. It is a public window for showcasing personal achievements.

It is made up of two spaces:

  • Archives space: where you can collect and store documents;

  • Publication space: where you can showcase a selection of documents accessible to a large audience.

An e-portfolio is “the intellectual property of its owner”; whilst you don’t have control over its use, you decide which data to publish.

What do you need to create your e-portfolio?

Set up in the cloud a digital archive folder to contain:

  • Personal statement: an overview of your career journey, inspirations, background knowledge and career goals;

  • Reports, evaluations, research summaries, visual presentations;

  • Diplomas, degrees, awards, scholarships;

  • Appropriate professional licences;

  • Your CV;

  • Contact information for endorsements and recommendations.

The following resources are also useful:

  • Eduportfolio: allows you to create ‘showcases’ in which you publicly share projects completed in the course of your studies and publish your professional achievements in website format. Available in ten languages.

  • Mahara: used in higher education institutions and often linked to the Moodle learning platform. Designed to showcase your academic achievements.

  • WordPress: has great variety of themes and designs, which have contributed to its widespread use. Don’t hesitate to publish your e-portfolio with this easy-to-use tool!

Create an e-portfolio

An e-portfolio is a great opportunity for your profile to be viewed by international employers, recruiters and senior staff within organisations you may want to work.

Have a look at this example e-portfolio. More examples of e-portfolios (for a teacher, a student, an education consultant and more) can be accessed on eduportfolio examples.

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Example of certificate of achievement
Example of certificate of achievement