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Portfolio at a Glance

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Here are my reflections on the process of creating this electronic portfolio. In reality, this is the seventeenth tool I have used to publish my e-portfolio on the Web.

I spent an evening going through my web pages and my hard drive (my digital archive) to select the specific artifacts that I wanted to use in my portfolio. I set up an Excel spreadsheet that let me list the artifacts (21 in all) and then create hyperlinks to each URL.

Portfolio at a glance-Excel

After creating the list with the URLs, I added comments in Excel to represent the captions for each artifact. I played around with converting the document into HTML, but spent too much time fighting the Microsoft style sheet codes. So I just converted the document into PDF, which I will use on the WWW. I uploaded the Excel spreadsheet to this portfolio as a document, but I might prefer using the PDF.

Portfolio at a Glance - PDF

After selecting the artifacts, I tried to identify which competencies or skills each artifact demonstrates. I found five or six major categories right now, maybe more when I think about it. But the major categories have emerged. Now, all I have to do it create a collection for each grouping, and write an overall reflection plus record the captions. Since I had all of the artifacts on one of my websites, all I had to do was capture the URL. Below is the scanned version of the page where I classified the artifacts.

scannedataglance.jpg

2004, Helen C. Barrett, Ph.D.