An e-portfolio is used for writing reflections, marking achievements, and sharing reflections and final products with the world. An e-portfolio should encourage reflection-based learning and helps students to track progress and mark major achievements and milestones in their academic journey (and later their career journey). Recommendations for using ePortfolios in your teaching:
- Connect course content with long-term learning goals that go beyond the course objectives. For example, gaining intercultural awareness.
- Encourage students to keep an inward-facing part of their portfolio and an outward-facing part where they share milestones, achievements, or significant learnings.
- Require reflection and evaluation. Perhaps assign a reflection on what students learned from the experience of cross-cultural teamwork.
The e-portfolio should result in a co-curricular transcript or list of competencies. A record of learning and achievement is kept in a private area, then shared publicly when a milestone is achieved or a significant reflection is recorded. Content could include: strong papers, reflections on learning and fieldwork, creative expressions, curated collections, badges (Buckeye Badges), and any other artifact or evidence of learning or achievement.
Possible resume items:
- academic writing experience,
- publishing experience,
- image research and curation experience,
- cross-cultural communication experience;
- teamwork experience;
- project management experience.
Related skills demanded on the job market:
- analytical skills,
- written communication skills,
- cross-cultural skills and intercultural awareness,
- web content creation,
- team-building skills,
- interpersonal skills