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Graduate Social Work Program: ePorfolio

Welcome to the Social Work LibGuide. This guide highlights sources related to Social Work. In addition to the sources, students, faculty and staff should check the Online Catalog.

What is an ePortfolio & Why do I Need One?

 

Simply put, an ePortfolio is a collection of work, in an electronic format, that showcases learning and creativity over time.

A recent paper by the American Association of Colleges and Universities, titled: It Takes More than a Major: Employer Priorities for College Learning and Student Success states that “more than 4 in 5 employers say an electronic portfolio would be useful to them in ensuring that job applicants have the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in their company or organization.” (Read the entire report online.)

Ultimately, your ePortfolio can act as both a digital archive to preserve your work and a web portfolio to share with current professors, potential graduate schools and/or employers.

Books of Interest

Youtube: What is an ePortfolio? AuburnWrites (Created by Heather Stuart): Published on Nov 14, 2013

Youtube: Introduction to Creating an E-portfolio. Susie Gronseth, Ph.D.: Published on Feb 10, 2016

YouTube: An Example of an Excellent ePortfolio. uwaterloo: Published on Apr 4, 2012

ePortfolio Building Sites

The following links are for sites that may be useful in building and publishing your e-portfolio. All the  sites mentioned are either free, or have a free version available.‚Äč

FolioSpaces

Online e-portfolio software; provides 2GB storage free.

VisualCV

Easy-to-use online resume software; sign up for free.

Webs                                               

Free website builder.

weebly    

Website builder with many tools; offers both a free and premium versions.

WIX

Free website builder.

WordPress

Widely used free blogging software.

 

Cloud Resources for ePortfolios

Useful for storing additional content.

Creative Commons 

Share, license, and browse creative content in various media.

Dropbox 

Widely used cloud storage and sharing site.

Flickr 

Widely used photo sharing site.

Google Drive 

Cloud storage and sharing; formerly known as Google Docs.

SkyDrive 

Microsoft cloud computing site and software; includes 7GB free storage.

YouTube

Widely used video sharing site.