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Students learn many skills that never get captured in their transcript or resume.  Unfortunately, many of these skills are the very ones that interest employers and graduate schools. They want to know how you will fare when confronted with ill-defined problems, or when you work with a group of diverse people, across disciplines, cultures, time zones, and temperaments.  How good are you at negotiating approaches that satisfy multiple stakeholders?  Do you have the ability to assess and interpret information and communicate clearly to different audiences? These kinds of skills are not gained in one class but rather across multiple classes in combination with your life outside of class.  So they don’t come with a grade and they don’t show up on your transcript.  But if you develop the habit of capturing different aspects of your learning you will have evidence of these skills ready to demonstrate when the time comes.

There is a well-documented five-step process to developing your e-Portfolio:

Stages of Electronic Portfolio Development

Helen C. Barrett (2000) presents typology of different stages related to multimedia development and which may be adapted to other contexts.

Portfolio Development Stages of Electronic Portfolio Development Multimedia Development
Purpose & Audience 1. Defining the Portfolio Context & Goals Decide, Assess
Collect, Interject 2. The Working Portfolio Design, Plan
Select, Reflect, Direct 3. The Reflective Portfolio Develop
Inspect, Perfect, Connect 4. The Connected Portfolio Implement, Evaluate
Respect (Celebrate) 5. The Presentation Portfolio Present, Publish


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