Google Sites & Academic ePortfolios

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Follow-up session:
Three 90-minute hands on sessions starting January 23rd in Room 317, Gore Hall.  January 23, January 30 and February 2, 10:00 - 11:30a.m.

Google Sites and Academic ePortfolios from Winter Faculty Institute 2012 hosted by UD Capture Purpose and Audience:

Academic ePortfolios compliment and expand the traditionally requested job application documents.  We will provide an overview of how candidates may develop a professional online presence and invite you to nominate doctoral students and postdocs who are pursuing academic careers.  

Chronicle of Higher Education, November 22, 2011: Should graduate students create e-Portfolios? by David Brooks.


In these challenging economic times, academic ePortfolios serve as a powerful means to illustrate academic growth, scholarly engagement, and effective teaching practice. This session outlines how candidates can develop a reflective, integrative portfolio for the postgraduate academic job market. Participants, guided by a conceptual framework, use Google Sites to create their portfolios. Participants will discuss the benefits of an ePortfolio in the job search process and will work with a template to create a framework for their own ePortfolio. Examples of doctoral ePortfolios will provide opportunities to further discuss the development process and outline suggestions for effective online presentation. Participants are encouraged to bring a copy of their CV to the session. 

Participants will:
  • Articulate the purpose of the academic ePortfolio and its conceptual framework.
  • Discuss the benefits of an academic ePortfolio in the job search process.
  • Review examples of doctoral ePortfolios and discuss the development process and outline suggestions for online presentation.
  • Develop their own academic, discipline-based ePortfolio in Google Sites by working with a content template.
  • Share their ePortfolio development and engage in constructive peer review.
  • Acquire a set of resources focused on portfolio development.
Session Format:
Three 90-minute hands on sessions starting January 23rd in Room 317, Gore Hall.
January 23, January 30 and February 2, 10:00 - 11:30a.m.
Resources:
Elements of an academic ePortfolio (pdf)
Presentation Tips (pdf)
Graduate students’ academic ePortfolio at the University of Delaware, June 2011. (video)

Facilitators: Gabriele Bauer and Nicole Smolter, Center for Teaching and Learning
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Nicole Smolter,
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Nicole Smolter,
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