Documentation:Eportfolio Blogs

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Eportfolios created with Blogs

Using a blog for your ePortfolio is simple. You can use the blog to hold examples of your work, to reflect on your experiences and to highlight your expertise for various audiences. The guide below will show you how to use a WordPress blog as your ePortfolio.


What is it?

A purposeful selection of artifacts together with reflections that represent some aspect of the owner's learning Lorenzo & Ittelson, 2005


From Wikipedia:

An electronic portfolio (also known as an eportfolio, e-portfolio, digital portfolio, or online portfolio) is a collection of electronic evidence assembled and managed by a user, usually on the Web. Such electronic evidence may include input text, electronic files, images, multimedia, blog entries, and hyperlinks. E-portfolios are both demonstrations of the user's abilities and platforms for self-expression. If they are online, users can maintain them dynamically over time. Wikipedia


Or from Cotterill S. J. What is an ePortfolio? ePortfolios 2007, Maastricht


An ePortfolio is a purposeful collection of information and digital artifacts that demonstrates development or evidences learning outcomes, skills or competencies.
The process of producing an ePortfolio (writing, typing, recording etc.) usually requires the synthesis of ideas, reflection on achievements, self-awareness and forward planning; with the potential for educational, developmental or other benefits.
Specific types of ePortfolios can be defined in part by their purpose (such as presentation, application, reflection, assessment and personal development planning), pedagogic design, level of structure (intrinsic or extrinsic), duration (episodic or life-long) and other factors.


What is an Artifact? An artifact can be a paper, a problem set, multimedia, digital photos etc.

What is "folio thinking"? "Folio thinking" promotes self-awareness, motivation, and direction and provides invaluable support to individuals in academic, professional, and social settings.


What is reflection? Reflection is thinking that enables self-awareness, personal and professional growth and improved teaching and learning experiences.

What is an e-portfolio? E-portfolios are personally designed online showcases of your work.


Get Started

Get Some Help

UBC Blogs

Contact blog.support@ubc.ca if you need assistance.

Regular support clinics are available for people using UBC Blogs. They are currently held every Thursday from 1:00PM - 3:00PM at the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.


Recommended set up

You can use a basic blog setup for your ePortfolio or follow some of these suggestions to suit your more specific needs:

1. Consider creating a static front page for your ePortfolio to give visitors an introduction to your site:

http://wordpress.tv/2009/01/13/creating-a-static-front-page-for-your-blog/

2. To make your ePortfolio easily searchable, categorize and tag your posts appropriately:

http://wordpress.tv/2009/01/14/adding-categories-and-tags-to-your-posts/

3. Create pages for information that you want to highlight (resume, teaching experience, courses):

https://youtu.be/3oGGZ7-MJ5w

4. To make certain parts of your ePortfolio private you can either password protect a page or post or make your whole ePortfolio blog private:

http://wordpress.tv/2009/01/14/setting-your-posts-or-entire-blog-to-private/

Examples

For Students

Here are some examples of ePortfolios developed with WordPress:

For Faculties

Arts provides examples of how Arts faculty members integrate ePortfolio into assignments, rubrics and activities https://isit.arts.ubc.ca/examples-and-resources/