AAD 604, Online Portfolio Development, Spring 2005 (University of Oregon Libraries)
AAD 604, Internship II (Spring 2005)
Online Portfolio Development
What Is a Portfolio?
...a reflective collection of work that is designed to fulfill a specific purpose...
Kimbal, M. (2003). The Web Portfolio Guide. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.
Your portfolio is not merely a collection of artifacts, but a collection intended to fulfill specific standards, purposes, and goals, such as to complete a certification requirement, or obtain a job.
- tell why a particular item or strategy was chosen
- describe what you learned through an experience and/or what you would do differently/similarly the next time
- discuss how you might use this information in the future to improve your professional practice
Possible Sentence Starters for Reflective Entries
- What I have learned from this experience is...
- After observing my clients, I realized...
- What I think I will do differently is...
- This experience has helped me to understand...
- The most significant learning for me was...
- I have gained significant growth in the areas of...due to...
- Some of the areas that I need to continue to gain experience are...because...
- In order for me to continue to grow...
- I now understand the importance of...
- My goals for future professional growth are...
- I have gained considerable insight about...
- In assessing my own performance I...
Why an Online Portfolio?
- Multiple points of access
What To Include
- Career summary and goals
- Professional philosophy
- List of skills, abilities, and marketable qualities
- List of accomplishments
- Samples of your work
- Documents you have designed
- Positive performance appraisals
- Summary of evaluations from a workshop you presented
- Research, publications, reports
- Testimonials and letters of recommendation or reference
- Awards and honors
- Announcements of promotions, awards, or achievements
- Articles written about you or projects in which you've been involved
- Conferences and workshops you've attended and/or participated in
- Transcripts, degrees, licenses, and certifications
- Professional development activities
- Volunteer and community service activities
- List of references
- Photographs, scanned or in original digital format, saved as JPG files
- Original artwork, in JPG, GIF, or PNG format
- Digital documents saved as PDF files
- Print documents scanned and saved as PDF files
- Screenshots of web-based materials
- HTML files
The following portfolios, found on the web, are not necessarily examples of good or bad; each has positive and negative aspects. They are intended to provide a variety of examples for you to examine and evaluate for yourself.
- http://www.unisa.edu.au/experiencebank/Various%20articles/profes sional%20portfolios.htm
Selected Online Readings
- Creating a Professional Portfolio - George Brown College
- Professional Employment Portfolios - Career Center, Ball State University
- Your Job Skills Portfolio: Giving You an Edge in the Marketplace - Randall S. Hansen, Ph.D.