Wednesday, March 16, 2016

EPortfolios for Career Development: It's not just resumes anymore! (Part 4)

Powerful New Ways to Use ePortfolios in the Classroom

The ELearning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate program at UW-Stout includes the class by class development of an online ePortfolio. The ePortfolio features artifacts of learning that demonstrate both the technical expertise and theoretical knowledge regarding elearning and online teaching.

During the Practicum, in addition to actively teaching in an online class, participants finalize their portfolios with an emphasis on career development. Portfolios help distinguish any application for an online teaching job. 

Here's an overview of the e-Portfolio project that is finalized during the ELearning Practicum. Numerous examples from program graduates are included.

This video will give you additional insight to ePortfolios:

Explore new ways of using digital portfolios to showcase, assess and deepen learning.

11 Essentials For Excellent ePortfolios
Vicki Davis shares her insights in this timely Edutopia article.

Making Learning Visible and Meaningful Through Electronic Portfolios
Terrell Rhodes provides examples of how several higher ed campuses use rubrics with eportfolios to provide multi-dimensional evidence of students' abilities.

ePortfolios with Google Apps
Helen Barrett's extensive experience with eportfolios is evident in her comprehensive guide to using Google Apps for ePortfolios.

The Learning Portfolio: Reflective Practice for Improving Student Learning (pdf - 19 pages)
John Zubizaretta describes key questions to consider when developing effective portfolios to support reflective learning. Included are sample questions to help students reflect on their learning.

E-Portfolio & Webpage Rubrics from UW-Stout
Joan Vandervelde's rubric can be used for assessment of student ePortfolios.

5 Lessons Worth Learning About E-Portfolios
Dian Schaffhauser shares lessons learned while building a campus wide e-portfolio system a the University of Alaska Anchorage.

E-Learning and Online Teaching - ePortfolios
This curated archive of articles about ePortfolios is a deep resource.

Read More about Finding ELearning Jobs! 
Here are more articles about strategies for finding online work, and the kinds of preparation and paperwork you should be working on: 
  1. Where and How to Find ELearning Jobs
  2. Finding ELearning Jobs
  3. Finding Online Teaching Jobs: Are you a Online Teaching, Adjunct Instructor, K-12 Virtual Teacher? 
  4. E-Portfolios for Career Development: It's not just resumes anymore!
  5. Make Money Teaching Online 
  6. Successful Techniques and Proven Strategies for Finding Online Teaching Work
  7. New! Elearning and Online Teaching Career Center

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