An academic ePortfolio is a digital space that holds evidence of educational achievements, as well as reflective writing on your experiences and learning outcomes. A well-designed ePortfolio for this class will showcase your composing process throughout the semester, which can be used as a moment for personal marketing in future academic and/or professional opportunities.
Your ePortfolio for this class will be required to contain specific writing artifacts from your semester assignments, but how you chose to arrange those artifacts and design your space will be your choice. How you constructor your ePortfolio, and what you include in it, depends on the audience you are trying to reach and the purpose you are trying to achieve.
You may also chose to include educational, personal, or professional artifacts outside of this course. Be sure that any requirements listed on the ePortfolio Assignment Sheet are clearly visible or easy to locate within your ePortfolio.
Like most documents, ePorfolio design should consider layout and graphics as much as text. Some webpage design aspects to consider include the following:
*A specific list of required design features will be provided on course assignment sheet.
Artifacts are the main feature of the ePortfolio, and they are framed and contextualized by the reflective writing. Just as in a museum, where each artifact is accompanied by information and often interpretive text, the artifacts of an ePortfolio are what students select to tell their story.
For this ePortfolio, you’ll be showcasing writing artifacts from your semester assignments, including:
*A specific list of required writing artifacts will be provided on course assignment sheet.
Reflective writing is the contextual, analytical, and affective frame the students build to support and highlight their collection of artifacts, creating a cohesive narrative that ties them all together.
This is an opportunity to asses your work with a critical eye and to think about what you are most proud of, what you most enjoyed doing, what you want to improve. It’s your chance to think about and say what you’ve learned during the class.
Strong reflection writing should include examples from your writing and specific references to class activities or peer/instructor feedback.
*A specific list of writing prompts will be provided on course assignment sheet.