Building Your Professional Portfolio & Online Presence

Mike Taylor

If you’re not sure where to start, here are a collection of professional presence and networking articles I’ve gleaned from my Friday 5 newsletter that can help and inspire you as you start down this path. Tips and Tools for Creating a Professional Portfolio. You never know when you might need to show a professional portfolio. I recently talked with Connie Malamed ( @elearningcoach ) about options for creating your online portfolio.

Why You Need An Instructional Design Portfolio And How To Develop One

eLearning Industry

As a freelance eLearning developer, having an Instructional Design portfolio is essential. If you’re thinking about developing your Instructional Design portfolio, this article will walk you through how I created several using a simple WordPress plugin.

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How to Create an E-Learning Portfolio

Rapid eLearning

In recent posts, we discussed why you need a portfolio for personal development and to manage your professional career. The obvious next question is what tools and resources should I use to build a portfolio? What Goes in the Portfolio? Where is the Portfolio Hosted?

Why You Need a Professional Portfolio

Rapid eLearning

One way to do this is with a professional work portfolio. In previous posts, we discovered why you need a portfolio as part of your professional development. Today, we’ll look at a few things to consider when creating a professional portfolio.

Here’s How an E-Learning Portfolio Builds Your Skills

Rapid eLearning

Having a portfolio is really important, especially in today’s world of digital technology. Recently, I gave a presentation on why you should maintain a work portfolio, here’s part of the presentation where we’ll focus on your personal development. What is a Portfolio?

Here’s What Needs to be in Your E-Learning Portfolio

Rapid eLearning

I get questions all the time about work portfolios. One of the most frequent questions is “what types of courses need to be in the portfolio?” ” Why Have a E-Learning Portfolio? The portfolio is your proof of skills. You want your portfolio to look good.

50 Posts and Articles that Made Me Think in 2011

ID Reflections

Inspired by JaneHart’s Top100 Articles of 2011 , I thought I should put down at least the top 50 thathas made me reflect and ponder in the past one year, has changed the way I dothings and shaped quite a bit of my work-life decisions. In the past one year, I have made a career shift or should I sayexpanded my work portfolio (and I have describedthe move here ), and these posts and articles have been instrumental inhelping me make sense of the move and impart some value to the work I do.

2009 Review

Experiencing eLearning

Not coincidentally, June was the month I finally put together a portfolio of my work. In July, my column on using wikis for ID process documentation was published in the eLearning Guild’s Learning Solutions magazine–my first official published article.

The Two Faces of ePortfolios

Learning Visions

An article by Helen Barrett: Balancing the Two Faces of ePortfolios The conceptual model of an online portfolio - multiple purposes: 1) learning & reflection – main activity around learning and collaboration 2) showcase achievement/accountability [link] These two activities need to work together.

A Little Help from Your Friends

Matthew Guyan

Thankfully there’s lots of folks in this field who generously share their knowledge and expertise through blog posts or YouTube videos or articles or podcasts or books and make it available to everyone. eLearning Articulate e-learning Portfolio practice Show your work Storyline YouTube

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35 Top eLearning Articles and 6 Hot Topics for March

eLearning Learning Posts

Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles - eLearning Technology , March 24, 2010 Collection of articles around how to make effective use of Twitter as a learning tool. 10 Rules For Writing Multiple Choice Questions - The eLearning Coach , March 18, 2010 This is a back-to-basics article about the undervalued and little-discussed multiple choice question. Top 5 Up and Coming LMS Providers Article Assistance , March 23, 2010. Best of eLearning Learning.

Keeping Employees Safe & Satisfied: Keys to Training in the Packaging Industry


With a customer base of national and international brands, they supply a wide range of package formats and offer a progressive portfolio of packaging technologies to their customers.

Finding Design Inspiration

eLearning Brothers

This blog is full of articles from top designers about current trends, tips, and practices that will help you become a better designer. My Personal Portfolio: I have found that looking back through my own portfolio is an effective way to get my creativity flowing again.

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How to Become a Successful E-Learning Developer

Rapid eLearning

I’ve written about this in several previous posts that cover how to build your skills, create your personal brand, and maintain a portfolio. Here’s How an E-Learning Portfolio Builds Your Skills. Why You Need a Professional Portfolio. How to Create an E-Learning Portfolio.

Finance Market Simulations Teach You How to Grow Your Wealth

Your Training Edge

In this article, we will talk about eight powerful tools that can help you pick up skills to grow your wealth (or nurture a bright career as finance professional). Portfolio Management Simulator (PMS).

Learning with 'e's: The 5th Plymouth e-Learning Conference

Learning with e's

He has produced over 40 papers, dozens of book reviews and many articles on e-learning. The 5th Plymouth e-Learning Conference (8-9 April, 2010) will examine the theme of e-learning in a time of change, and will challenge notions of traditional boundaries, learning spaces and roles.

[IN DEPTH ANALYSIS] Do your employees know how to learn?


As we explained in a previous article , informal learning is the learning that we do on a daily basis, usually unintentionally, and is neither organized nor structured regarding objectives, time or resources. Create a professional portfolio. Articles Catherine Meilleur Research

Career Advice From an Instructional Designer

eLearning Brothers

Like other design roles, your portfolio is paramount for instructional design career advancement,” Chris emphasized. Make sure your portfolio shows that front and center.

How To Select The Best Instructional Design Company

Spark Your Interest

In the first article in this series we discussed the 10 Qualities & Skills of a Great Instructional Design Company. Then we posted an article on How To Find A Great Instructional Design Company. Strong Portfolio of Clients. By doing a bit of research it’s fairly easy to narrow your list down by looking at their portfolio of clients. They have the advantage of a smaller team, who has worked on most of the projects in their portfolio.

Megatrends in MOOCs: #11 Alternative Credentials

Your Training Edge

This article focuses on the latter, as they are the types of credentials that are being developed in conjunction with MOOCs. Digital portfolios. Digital portfolios, or e-portfolios, provide flexible ways for learners to showcase their learning.

How to Improve Your E-Learning Course Design Skills

Rapid eLearning

Use the challenges to pad your e-learning portfolio. It’s important to have a portfolio where you document your skills and show your growth. Most people can’t share their current work for various reasons, but the challenge demos are yours and work perfect for portfolios.

3 Tips For Learning Online

Nick Leffler

I was fortunate enough to have three of those tips included in the article titled 101 e-Learning Tips from the Experts. 23 in article). 37 in article). 65 in article). The post 3 Tips For Learning Online appeared first on Nick Leffler's Learning Insights & Portfolio. A few weeks ago I was contacted to provide some tips for learning online.

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Top 3 Instructional Design Interview Tips

Ashley Chiasson

2.Have a Portfolio. I’ve been beating a dead horse for YEARS about the necessity of having a portfolio. Very few interviewees I’ve encountered have had a prepared portfolio ready to go, and most roles I’ve encountered now request one.

The Importance Of A Framework In Designing Performance Support Tools

ID Mentors

In this article, we will try to answer these questions. They can take any form, from being a job-aid on a paper to a digital portfolio of products that a salesperson may refer to during a customer interaction. Articles & Whitepapers

5 Tips for Promoting and Pitching Yourself as an eLearning Freelancer


He recommends posting “regular updates, publish your eLearning articles that others might find interesting, and keep in touch with current and potential clients.” It’s all about that portfolio. “Freelancer.” Independent contractor.” Consultant.” Sound familiar?

Traps To Avoid When Hiring An Instructional Designer

Spark Your Interest

This is the last in our series of articles discussing finding and selecting a great instructional design company. In our first article we discussed the 10 Qualities and Skills of Great Instructional Design Companies. Our second article focused on how to identify a list of potential candidates. Our previous article discussed steps to select the best candidate to work with. Traps To Avoid When Hiring An Instructional Designer.

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5 Ways to Kickstart Your E-learning Career

Rapid eLearning

You’ll be able to build a professional portfolio using those tools especially if you take advantage of the community resources and the Content Library that comes with Articulate 360. Build an E-Learning Portfolio. And without a portfolio how can you SHOW your work and skills?

Stop Using Dropbox to Share Your Courses & Try This Instead

Rapid eLearning

You need to stop sharing your elearning courses and portfolios using Dropbox’s public folder. It’s one that many have been using to share their courses and elearning portfolios. A lot of people use Wix and Weebly type services for their portfolios.

How Nuveen Expanded Their ‘Content Creator Pool’ for Better Learning and More Consistent Messaging


Ask Alexa to round up relevant articles, blogs, podcasts and videos from top subject matter experts. Not only do we get portfolio managers’ insights, but we also tap our best salespeople.” a portfolio manager can send a single communication to everyone to address that issue.

Here’s Another Free Way to Share Courses Online

Rapid eLearning

I get a lot of questions about free ways to share courses and portfolios. In previous posts, I shared t ips on managing an e-learning portfolio and I also shared a few ways to share courses online for free. Check out these articles and free resources in the community.

Artificial Intelligence And How It’s Changing E-Learning

Your Training Edge

From social media to speech recognition, warfare to writing articles, coding to customer service – machine learning and artificial intelligence have become part and parcel of our urban lives.

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Is Your Learning Organization Agility Fit?

CLO Magazine

From an employee development perspective, how prepared are CLOs to demonstrate the agility to lead the change in culture, programs, processes and policies that were originally designed for full-time employees to an expanded talent portfolio increasingly represented by contingent workers?

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Instructional Design Hourly Rates and Salary

Experiencing eLearning

article is now 10+ years old, but the idea of ranges of rates for different activities is still relevant. Richard Watson’s How to Become an eLearning Freelancer site has numerous articles and resources, including a quick calculator to get a rough hourly rate.

5 Best Educational Website Builders and Platforms in 2019

Your Training Edge

Educational websites and blogs are great enablers for students as they can find information about the syllabus, extra reference articles, coursework and even live tutorial videos and lectures.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Half of Companies Blocking Facebook

Learning Visions

This August 21 article posted by Sharon Gaudin in Information Week reports that Half of Companies are Blocking Facebook: "Employers are increasingly blocking access to Facebook because theyre concerned about the time wasted and the information leaked when workers use social networks on company time." The article gives no specifics, making me wonder if the threat is real or just imagined by the corporate control freaks.