Title

LeADERS Program and the Value of the ePortfolio for Demonstrating Skills: Actively Practicing Knowledge Can Demonstrate Skills to Prospective Employers

Description/Abstract

There is significant value in developing a professional ePortfolio. From enhancing digital literacy to demonstrating job skills in a rich media format, students of the LeADERS Program will show prospective employers that they are striving for highly enriching courses in academia for enhancing their skills as an employee.

My presentation will discuss the benefits of developing an ePortfolio as a LeADERS candidate, the challenges, and what students need to know regarding utilizing media. I will focus on two areas to include rich media and the value of course reflection. First, I will discuss using video and audio to create interest in the knowledge I gained from coursework. Utilizing technology like Camtasia, Youtube, and other simple media helps to bring to life the work I am doing which increases the likelihood that a prospective employer will actually look at artifacts. Second, I will argue that by reflecting creatively on knowledge gained through the LeADERS Program, it helps to develop the skills I will take into the next chapter of my life.

There is a difference between knowledge and skill for career advancement. The difference is practice. The LeADERS Program allows for that practice. Classes go from being obstacles that students must put behind them to being a part of what paves the way for being sought after in choice careers and graduate programs. The LeADERS Program is an opportunity for enriched learning and its ePortfolio allows you to transport these experiences with you in to your future.

Presenting Author Name/s

Lesia Pristas

Faculty Advisor

Jenn Grimm

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Disciplines

Other Education

Session Title

Darden College of Education and Professional Studies/LeADERS

Location

Learning Commons @ Perry Library Conference Room 1311

Start Date

2-8-2020 9:00 AM

End Date

2-8-2020 10:00 AM

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LeADERS Program and the Value of the ePortfolio for Demonstrating Skills: Actively Practicing Knowledge Can Demonstrate Skills to Prospective Employers

Learning Commons @ Perry Library Conference Room 1311

There is significant value in developing a professional ePortfolio. From enhancing digital literacy to demonstrating job skills in a rich media format, students of the LeADERS Program will show prospective employers that they are striving for highly enriching courses in academia for enhancing their skills as an employee.

My presentation will discuss the benefits of developing an ePortfolio as a LeADERS candidate, the challenges, and what students need to know regarding utilizing media. I will focus on two areas to include rich media and the value of course reflection. First, I will discuss using video and audio to create interest in the knowledge I gained from coursework. Utilizing technology like Camtasia, Youtube, and other simple media helps to bring to life the work I am doing which increases the likelihood that a prospective employer will actually look at artifacts. Second, I will argue that by reflecting creatively on knowledge gained through the LeADERS Program, it helps to develop the skills I will take into the next chapter of my life.

There is a difference between knowledge and skill for career advancement. The difference is practice. The LeADERS Program allows for that practice. Classes go from being obstacles that students must put behind them to being a part of what paves the way for being sought after in choice careers and graduate programs. The LeADERS Program is an opportunity for enriched learning and its ePortfolio allows you to transport these experiences with you in to your future.