Jennifer Madrell shows us a great example of an online portofolio, which she calls a "svelte and sparkly version of this blog - that is a requirement and capstone project at Indiana University."
She's included samples of wikis and courses she has created, links to podcasts, references and her resume.
Of course, I have nothing like this for myself. For years I had a stack of CDs -- examples of courses I had created over the years. I gave the CDs away on interviews, lost them in moves. The stack is long gone and completely obsolete.
Somewhere on an old laptop I've got examples of old project plans, design documents and storyboards.
These days I've got oodles of documents on my hard drive at work, this blog, but no concrete examples that I could share of courses I have been involved with (it's all proprietary info built for clients).
If I was trying to show my stuff off to someone, I guess I'd send them here to my blog, I'd send them to my company's website, I'd send them examples of project documentation. My LinkedIn account has my resume, as does Facebook. It's kind of scattered.
Should the blog become the landing point for your online portfolio? Your presence to the world? Should I be better about including links to all that other info so people can find out more about me?
I'm not looking for a job right now, so there's no urgent need. But it makes sense to be keeping track of your output as you create it. Otherwise, you can't find that stack of virtual CDs when you need it.
So I have some questions:
- Do you have an online portfolio?
- What tools did you use to create it? Would Netvibes work? A wiki tool? Your blog?
- How do you show samples of e-Learning projects or solutions you've been involved with? Screen captures?
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