“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 is easy to share with potential recruiters, partners and clients. It’s a public window for showcasing personal achievements.
It’s made up of two spaces:
Archive 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. While you don’t have control over its use, you decide what to publish.
What Do You Need to Create Your E-Portfolio?
Set up a digital archive folder in the cloud that contains:
Your 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 licenses
Contact information for endorsements and recommendations
The following resources are also useful:
Canva is a graphic design platform that not only has an e-portfolio tool, but also thousands of free templates in a dizzying array of mediums (résumés, presentation slides, even Facebook and Instagram stories!)
WordPress: has a great variety of themes and designs that 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 organizations you may want to work for.
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