In this video, we covers some of the most popular kinds of ePortfolios that students might produce, including job search portfolios, reflective portfolios, artistic portfolios, and archive-based portfolios among others.
- [Instructor] Digication, like most ePortfolio platforms, is designed to be fully customizable, allowing an ePortfolio to take any shape a student wishes even if that student starts from a prebuilt template. There are however, several widely used types of ePortfolios. The first kind of ePortfolio is a reflective portfolio, where a student includes material from a class and reflects upon that material. This could include whether the student has met the learning outcomes, or the larger impact those outcomes or course concepts might have on the student's life.
When used for assessment, reflective ePortfolios can increase learning authenticity and transfer of information since students are pushed towards active engagement. I've used the reflective portfolio model when teaching freshman composition classes, and I've found that it works well. Another common type of ePortfolio is an artistic portfolio, which showcases and comments upon an artist's creative work. Whether it's in painting, photography, video production, web design, or even video game design or coding.
These kinds of portfolios really take advantage of the multimedia elements of ePortfolios. Sometimes artistic portfolios can be developed for a class, but they can also just be electronic versions of traditional art portfolios. Simply designed to showcase an artist's work. Sometimes students even design Digication around specific artistic themes, using it as a kind of web based art installation. In other disciplines, Digication can serve more of a job search function.
Many business schools will encourage students to use Digication to showcase professional accomplishments, and then provide the link to prospective employers like a modified resume. This kind of portfolio can be updated regularly, providing a deeper, more robust job search tool than a traditional resume, particularly, if a student makes developing a professional portfolio and ongoing project. For this reason many education departments are encouraging teachers in training to document their experiences with student teaching, reflection, and lesson planning.
Making an electronic version of the traditional paper-based teaching portfolio. Additionally, many teachers using Digication in their classes have taken to making their own Digication portfolios about those classes. Using Digication is a space where students can gather course material, communicate with one another, and submit work. Which allows Digication to function as a course management system. Those are just some of the most popular uses of Digication and ePortfolios. Under many subscription plans, students with Digication can create an unlimited number of ePortfolios, including portfolios they simply try on for size and for experimentation.
And they get to keep those ePortfolios forever. So feel free to imagine more use cases, and encourage your students to be bold when imagining the things that Digication could be.
- What are ePortfolios?
- Navigating the interface
- Adding and customizing slides
- Creating a Digication ePortfolio
- Adding text-based and multimedia content
- Adding new pages
- Making your ePortfolio available
- Digication for teachers
- Creating an assignment
- Presenting ePortfolios to students