COMM ePortfolio At Old Dominion University

Concurrent Session 7

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Brief Abstract

Instructors and researchers at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA found that for many emerging professionals, it is sometimes hard to stand out from a pool of applicants. A great way to assist students in showcasing their skills and archive projects (sample assignments, internship projects, or research) is to publish work using an online, electronic portfolio, or “ePortfolio”. This is not a totally new concept—but a team of Communication instructors at ODU have worked together since 2013 to design a semester long, multi-part project that will allow students to build, edit, and publish work in a professional new way. Students have a chance to edit their work after receiving feedback so they are publishing only the best possible work for their Communication ePortfolio. A staple of the curriculum now, as of Fall 2018 the program boasts over 2000+ student ePortfolios created, 19 participating faculty members, and available in 18 courses.

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