Student Dialog About ePortfolios
Brian: Hey guys, what's up?
Sage, Deena, Lori: Hi, Brian!
Sage: Check out Lori's new laptop!
Brian: Cool. What are you doing?
Lori: Well, I'm working on my ePortfolio.
Brian: ePortfolio? What's that?
Sage: An ePortfolio is like a Web-based collection of information about yourself.
Brian: I see . . . kind of like an online resume?
Lori: I guess you could think about it like that. But my ePortfolio is a class assignment, so I'm supposed to show evidence of what I have learned.
Deena: Yeah, I've got to do an ePortfolio too! Seems to be a pretty popular assignment this semester.
Sage: So how do you get started?
Lori: First, you think about your experiences and accomplishments.
Brian: All of them? Man, that would take forever.
Deena: No Brian, not all of them. You pick the important ones and go from there.
Lori: Deena's right, Brian. You only put significant items in your ePortfolio. I'm going to pick the top five for mine.
Brian: I get it.
Sage: So how do you choose the top five?
Deena: Are you going to list the hot dog eating contest you won?
Lori: Of course not! Eating 50 hot dogs in 20 minutes isn't what I want people to remember about me.
Deena: Sorry, I couldn't resist kidding you about that.
Lori: I know, no worries. I have to think about how I want to be perceived before I decide which items to include.
Sage: I get it. You're kind of creating your "on-line" presence!
Lori: Exactly! You guys want to see what I've collected so far?
Deena, Sage: Sure!
Brian: I'll be a minute...