ePortfolios; Pathway from Classroom to Career

ePortfolios; Pathway from Classroom to Career

Eleanor J. Flanigan (Montclair State University, USA) and Susan Amirian (East Stroudsburg University, USA)
Copyright: © 2006 |Pages: 10
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-890-1.ch011
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Abstract

This chapter includes three main themes, answering basic questions of “Why,” “Where,” and “How” that are asked when discussing the development of career portfolios during a student’s academic program. The reasons why portfolios in general should be created are discussed primarily in the Rationale section. Following this is a description of ongoing programs at two universities where portfolios are an integral part of the curriculum for students in two diverse departments: Media Communications in a School of Professional Studies, and Management Information Systems in a School of Business. Finally, there is an outline of the portfolio development process with concrete suggestions on the steps to follow, the design process, and modes of distribution. The authors hope that their experiences in helping students to compile their electronic portfolios will encourage other educators to engage in this creative process, smoothing the pathway from classroom to career.

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