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Are ePortfolios Still Relevant for Today’s Students?

Electronic Portfolios are no longer just a good idea, that are an expectation and a powerful element of college and career readiness for many.

Just a few years ago ePortfolios were all the rage with schools and employers. You couldn’t open an education or employment blog without reading tips for creating the best online ePortfolio so you could get into the school of your dreams and land your ideal job afterwards. But it seems the ePortfolio fad has died out or at least slowed down quite a bit as of late. So, what caused the flow of articles on ePortfolios to subside? Are ePortfolios a victim of the struggling economy or just a victim of circumstance? Do ePortfolios matter anymore?

ePortfolios Never Went Away—They Just Became Standard Practice

The easy answer to that question is, “yes!” ePortfolios are still a key component to getting into the schools you want and getting hired for the jobs you desire. In fact, it’s safe to say that they matter just as much now as they ever did, if not more. The reason we’ve stopped seeing as many articles about ePortfolios is because they’ve approached standard practice in the education and employment fields. It’s taken for granted that today’s students will know how to create one by the time they complete their college degrees and seek new employment opportunities, if they didn’t already create one as they prepared to apply to colleges.

Unfortunately, many students remain unfamiliar with the importance of an ePortfolio and the tools and techniques for creating them. This really is a shame given that such a large number of jobs nowadays are either partly or mostly performed – in some shape or form – online. From Information Technology jobs to graphic design, from business administration to teaching, having an ePortfolio is an excellent way for students in many disciplines to provide prospective employers with a glimpse of their work.

Bridging the Information Gap on ePortfolios in 2013
Today, an ePortfolio can be as simplistic as having a website, blog or online resume. Your academic ePortfolio should consist of your collected academic works and achievements that best showcase your pertinent skillsets and knowledge which you’ve attained during the course of your academic career. It should serve as a developmental record and personal reflection over that time period. The main themes you want to get across here are personal and intellectual growth and development. Look at it as your opportunity to broadcast all of your accomplishments and selling points to the world by providing a concise visual record of which others can track your progress by.

Having a strong academic ePortfolio will also help ease your transition into creating a career ePortfolio. The two are extremely similar when it comes to organizing relevant information, accomplishments, skills and qualifications employers look for in easy to find ways. Additionally, career ePortfolios may include things such as:

  • Summary of career goals
  • Professional mission statement
  • Traditional resumes
  • Lists of skills and marketable qualities
  • Work experience
  • Letters of recommendation and references

Updating Your ePortfolio for the Modern World
Now that you know what should be going into an ePortfolio in 2013, here’s a look at some of the things you should be doing to keep up with the changing times and landscapes:

  • Think hard about the organization, appearance and general layout of your ePortfolio. Create separate sections for topics such as education, experience, references and contact information.
  • Be sure all relevant documents are uploaded to their corresponding sections of the ePortfolio. You want to make the process as easy as possible for the person viewing them—of course, easy doesn’t have to mean boring.
  • Avoid bright colors and stick to the more traditional business formatting and fonts (may not be valid for those interested in design schools, etc. Use your judgment).
  • Try using WordPress. Take advantage of the themes this platform offers by connecting one with your personality and professional aspirations. For example, don’t use a free-flowing artsy theme if you’re going into corporate business law, and vice-versa.
  • Use meaningful pictures to bring some life to your ePortfolio. While the majority of people will have content-based ePortfolios (excluding professions like photographers, artists, etc.), it’s important to remember that a picture is worth a thousand words. Be sure they are well-cropped, in good taste and are connected to the most important points you’re trying to get across.
  • Write good content and keep it up-to-date. Spell check and grammar check and have a friend do the same.
  • Connect your ePortfolio with social media sites so people can find you more easily. Of course, you’ll want to make sure everything on your profiles are “work-appropriate”.

In summary, although a lack of current information seems to suggest that ePortfolios are losing relevance, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Fortunately, as the tools and resources available on the web continue to evolve, there are more and more ways to create and use ePortfolios than ever before.

Source taken: http://www.emergingedtech.com/2013/03/are-eportfolios-still-relevant-for-todays-students/



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This is a 1st MOOC for ED242 with topic Typography and Page Composition. The instructor of this course; Dr Syamsul Nor Azlan. Please register yourself and join “Introduce Yourself” before engaging with any topics.

Here is the link: https://www.openlearning.com/courses/typography-page-composition

This MOOC will represent ED242 department for ENCONDEV 2017 Exhibition will be held on 15 August 2017. I do need your support to increase the number of participants in this MOOC.


Defining ADDIE Model Paradigms

Overview and Evolution of the ADDIE Training System

The problem and the solution. The workforce of the 21st century is in a continual state of flux.This has created a need by human resource development scholars and practitioners to continue to review best practices in developing a workforce with the latest technology,knowledge, and expertise. Revisiting traditional training models and processes is important as a means of moving forward. Although there are many system models, almost all are based on the generic analysis, design, develop, implement, and evaluate (ADDIE) model that evolved from instructional systems research following World War II. The purposes of this article are to (a) reacquaint the profession with the background and basic concepts of the traditional ADDIE model and (b) compare the original and revised ADDIE models. Subsequent articles in this volume deal with issues and advancements surrounding ADDIE and the ADDIE phases.

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Assessment and Rubric

Assessment of student mastery of content takes many forms. This pages includes support materials for assessments and rubrics for many different assessment products. Those a selected assessments and rubrics that related to art and design. These will expose us with some idea on how designing a good assessment and rubric to enhance the learning outcome.

  1. Content-Analysis-Evaluation-Form-2006
  2. Element of Design Rubric
  3. Design Project Assessment Rubric
  4. Multimedia Project Rubric
  5. Multimedia Project Rubric
  6. Basic Video Rubric
  7. Video Project Rubric
  8. Storyboard Rubric
  9. Reflective Essay
  10. Reflective Essay
  11. Research Paper Rubric
  12. Visual Art Rubrics
  13. Online Discussion and Protocol Rubric
  14. Online Discussion and Development Rubric
  15. Case Study Guideline and Rubric
  16. Evidence-based Writing Rubric
  17. Research Paper Reflection
  18. E-Portfolio Rubric
  19. Teaching Portfolio
  20. Presentation Rubric

Rubric Template

  1. Rubric Template 01
  2. Rubric Template 02

Source taken from: http://www.schrockguide.net/assessment-and-rubrics.html