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ePortfolios in Workforce Development

by Shirley Walden
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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 03/23/2009
This shows some real world examples from SFSU.

eFolio Minnesota

Added 03/23/2009
eFolio is available to all Minnesota residents - and funded by workforce development funds.

Using Electronic Portfolios in Workforce Education - Video

Added 03/23/2009
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 03/23/2009
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 03/23/2009
This issue has great articles on ePortfolios and Career Planning.

University of Iowa College of Ed sample ePortfolio sites

Added 03/23/2009
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 03/23/2009
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 03/23/2009
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 03/23/2009
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 03/23/2009
"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."
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