“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;
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.
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.
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