Hi all, my name is Travis Heideman and I’m the Apple campus student rep for Kansas State. I will be hosting a Digital Portfolio Workshop for students and faculty 6-7 p.m. Thursday, April 21, in Room 213 in the K-State Student Union. Free food and beverages will be provided!
A digital portfolio is an online website that would most likely have your resume, school work/prior work (papers, projects, videos, photos), an “about you” section, and anything else you would like to add. For example, here’s the link to my digital portfolio.
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Author’s note: This is the third and last article in a brief series on various technologies that may be used to render and output portfolios.
Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro has a new feature to enable the creation of an electronic portfolio. Acrobat Pro is a tool that helps collate pre-made contents into a coherent portfolio form. It is not used to author the content.
Rather, original contents may be created and edited using other tools and brought into the Acrobat 9 portfolio. (Authoring tools could include word processing programs, video editing programs, digital-image editing programs, digital drawing tools, and scripting tools for learning objects.)
First, open Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro. In the menu bar, select File and then Create PDF Portfolio.
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Author’s note: This is the second article in a brief series on various technologies that may be used to render and output portfolios.
SoftChalk LessonBuilder 5 is a software program that enables building many types of online learning objects, environments, and sites. This tool can be used to integrate digital files into web-browser readable and interactable content that may be output to a CD or DVD.
E-portfolio makers should bring together their digital contents — text files, audio, video, imagery, and other elements — and have those readily available on the desktop or in a folder.
How to use SoftChalk LessonBuilder
Open SoftChalk LessonBuilder. Users may begin building the project from the opening screen. Or, if they wish, they can go to the menu bar, go to File, and select New to start a new project.
Users may type contents directly into the window. They may also insert a number of items using the Insert link on the menu bar. Continue reading “E-portfolios (part 2): SoftChalk LessonBuilder 5 tool”
Author’s note: This is the first article in a brief series on various technologies that may be used to render and output portfolios.
Back in the day, design portfolios involved plenty of different stocks of paper: translucent velum, glossy pages, and heavy card stock. For over a decade now, though, electronic portfolios have been the in-thing. They’ve been popularized because:
- They travel light.
- They offer more direct playability of contents like real-size imagery, videos, audio files, and simulations.
- They showcase a fuller range of the designer’s capabilities.
- They may directly connect (one click) to websites that may show more portfolio work.
What are e-portfolios? E-portfolios are structured works that showcase a learner’s background, a collection of his/her works (often including reflections on that work), a resume and curriculum vitae (CV), and his/her professional ambitions. For some fields, an e-portfolio works as a critical part of individuals’ job applications.
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