Creating Your ePortfolio Content
Prepare Your Artifacts
Once you have selected a variety of sample materials to include in your ePortfolio, you need to revise this work so that it is the absolute best it can be.
- Look at each sample and consider any feedback you received from professors or employers when you initially completed the work. Implement those changes that you feel will make each piece stronger.
- Take these revised versions to trusted experts (faculty or professionals in the field) for additional advice on how you should further improve each sample for display in your ePortfolio.
Write Your Reflections
Each piece of work in your ePortfolio should be paired with a thoughtful reflection that demonstrates your knowledge and self-awareness. Your reflection should
Provide essential context or background information about the work.
- What is the project?
- When did I create it?
- Why did I create it?
Reflect on the work’s significance to you and your career.
- What did I learn or gain from working on this project?
- How does it apply to my career or studies?
- How does it represent my future pursuits?
Analyze how the work relates to other materials in your ePortfolio
- Was this project a building block for other works in my ePortfolio?
- Was this work inspired by other pieces in my collection?
- How do the works collectively represent my career or academic focus?
Write Your "About Me" Page
Often the first thing seen in an ePortfolio, this page is your opportunity to connect with your audience by relating who you are to your interests and goals.
- Give viewers a sense of who you are as a professional and what you uniquely can offer, but do not include biographical information irrelevant to the work in the ePortfolio.
- Emphasize what you want your audience to know about the person who created the work they are about to see. Provide details about you that relate directly to the work you are sharing.