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ePortfolios in Workforce Development

by Kathleen Willbanks
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There is much discussion about showcasing for workforce development,and some states are supporting eportfolios for their residents.

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The Promise of E-Portfolios: Connecting Academic Achievement with CA Workforce Development

Added 12/09/2008
This shows some real world examples from SFSU.

eFolio Minnesota

Added 12/12/2008
eFolio is available to all Minnesota residents - and funded by workforce development funds.

Using Electronic Portfolios in Workforce Education - Video

Added 12/12/2008
This 2005 video is a good resource to see how ePortfolios can be used for career development.

E-Portfolios as a Hiring Tool: Do Employers Really Care?

Added 12/12/2008
56% of employers plan to use ePortfolios in the future and discuss the opportunity college career services has to use this new technology with 95% preferring access by a web-based link.

Connections Volume 3, Issue 3

Added 12/12/2008
This issue has great articles on ePortfolios and Career Planning.

University of Iowa College of Ed sample ePortfolio sites

Added 12/22/2008
A fine collection of suggested ePortfolio contents from the University of Iowa College of Education. Includes Teacher Education Program, Teacher Ed employment portfolio, Alternate employment portfolio, Early career teacher, Educational Leadership Program.

Scotland's ePortfolio site for Dentistry, Pharmacy, and Medicine

Added 02/09/2009
The NES (NHS Education for Scotland) e-Portfolio site for over 35,000 healthcare trainees within Scotland (Dentistry and Pharmacy) and across the United Kingdom (Medicine).

eFolio Minnesota's career site

Added 03/09/2009
Site is for students, educators, businesses and career seekers learn about how to create and use electronic portfolios to get jobs, seek career advancement and improve business practices. eFolio Minnesota is the first statewide electronic portfolio system designed to let Minnesota residents showcase their talents, skills and abilities.

ePortfolios—The New Resume?

Added 03/16/2009
Commercials, newspapers, relationships, communities—are just a few examples of traditional ideas moving “online.” Your resume is up next. Conventional resumes are becoming less and less common and in its place we find the ever illusive, “ePortfolio.” An ePortfolio allows you to format your personal “pitch” in a web-savvy, visually appealing way. It also enables you to show off rich-media based projects such as video clips, audio clips, etc. An ePortfolio isn’t just about the objectives you list, but the portfolio itself becomes a testament to your skill and motivation.

Stand Out With an E-portfolio

Added 03/16/2009
"Thirty-five percent of hiring managers use Google to do online background checks on job candidates, according to a recent survey by Ponemon Institute, an information and privacy think tank. Nearly one-third of those Web searches lead to job rejections."

ePortfolio and careers

Added 03/26/2009
This is a good article about ePortfolios and careers.

E-portfolio and its relationship to personal planning

Added 04/06/2009
covers transcripts as part of a larger discussion about North American and European approaches to ePortfolios. Written in 2004, this remains a good resource.

City University of Hong Kong's ePortofolio site

Added 04/23/2009
CityU TDG funded ePortfolio project website "ePortfolios for All: A Roadmap for Success" and is an extension of the Electronic Learning Portfolio and English Language Portfolio projects. This site has much information, including templates and a gallery.

Nottingham's Passportfolio

Added 04/29/2009
Passportfolio is a website portal to the ePortfolio system "for all young people aged 11-19 years in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. Passportfolio helps you to plan for your future, and think about yourself and the options that are out there for you."

Careers Wales Online

Added 04/29/2009
Launched in November 2004 in response to a challenge set by the Minister for Education and Lifelong Learning. “Developing people through life-long career planning”, this site has areas for: Up to 16; Age 16 – 18; Adults; Professionals; Employer.

NPR Talk of the Nation: Jobless? Get Noticed In The New Economy

Added 06/01/2009
Talk of the Nation 4/29/09 focuses on using the web and the importance of having a web presence (Linked in, and a more formal web identity). They didn't name ePortfolios, but it's what they were recommending and talking about a lot & promoting "Visual CV".

Hazel Owen's Resource for ePortfolios

Added 06/01/2009
Foundation students at Dubai Men's College (DMC) developed a Career ePortfolio as part of an integrated Computer, Research Skills and Projects Course.

ZEN Portfolios

Added 10/13/2009
ot just a tool to build ePortfolios (currently FREE), but also has a directory of ePortfolios! * Build your e-portfolio for free and choose from over 125 customizable themes. If you already have an e-Portfolio, you can list it in the ZEN Portfolios directory for free and be found by prospective employers!

The Iowa ePortfolio Model

Added 10/14/2009
The University of Iowa College of Education is recognized for the development of the Iowa ePortfolio™ Model. New graduates now enter the workforce with a diploma and a set of integrated digital tools that afford short-term career advantages and long-term professional benefits.
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