Building Your Professional Portfolio & Online Presence

Mike Taylor

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. ELC 051: Tips and Tools for Creating an eLearning Portfolio. How to Publish Regularly, Even If You Lack Writing Confidence. How to Publish Regularly, Even If You Lack Writing Confidence. Stay Home and Write.

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? A portfolio does three main things: It showcases your skills. And without a portfolio how can you show your work and skills? Common Objections for Not Maintaining a Portfolio.


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Blogging to Build Your Business

Experiencing eLearning

I recently gave a presentation to the Online Network of Independent Learning Professionals about blogging to build your business. This is specifically about what I have learned about blogging to build your reputation as a learning consultant over my 9+ years of blogging. I started blogging in December 2006 as a tool for my own professional development. Now I have my business in one place and my blog in another, which splits my online identity. Writing.

Social Awareness Program For Instructional Design Degree

Nick Leffler

It wasn’t for any typical Instructional Design work which I’ve worked on (even in my side consulting jobs) but with social media skills at the center. I’ve done a lot around social media lately including participating in several Twitter chats. For the past several years I’ve focused heavily on increasing my social presence from LinkedIn to Twitter, and even this blog. Social Awareness Program. Social and Learned Helplessness in Learning.

Increasing Social Awareness in Higher Education

Nick Leffler

About two months ago I wrote about increasing social awareness in higher education , specifically the MSIDT program that I graduated from. Developing the social awareness of the program has gone well, although nothing like I had planned. I began going in a few different directions; writing articles for various websites/magazines, writing blog posts for the MSIDT website, and reviving or creating social media accounts to share and converse with the community.

Here’s Why You Need an E-Learning Portfolio

Rapid eLearning

I got about 1000 inquiries and ended up looking at over 200 portfolios. I could have looked at more but I got a lot of emails from people who didn’t have portfolios. They either didn’t have a portfolio or the projects they worked on were proprietary so they couldn’t share them. And based on the tons of emails I get about finding work in this industry, I’d like to share some thoughts about why you need a portfolio and how it can help you get better at elearning.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Online Portfolios

Learning Visions

Thursday, August 02, 2007 Online Portfolios Jennifer Madrell shows us a great example of an online portofolio , which she calls a "svelte and sparkly version of this blog - that is a requirement and capstone project at Indiana University." These days Ive got oodles of documents on my hard drive at work, this blog, but no concrete examples that I could share of courses I have been involved with (its all proprietary info built for clients). Your blog?

2009 Review

Experiencing eLearning

Not coincidentally, June was the month I finally put together a portfolio of my work. It’s been a somewhat slow start, as I had no computer for the first two weeks, but hopefully I’ll have some more to write about soon. These are my top posts according to the social signals measured by eLearning Learning : Blogging in a Walled Garden. Subscribers are people who have decided my blog provides (at least some) long-term value to them.

5 ways to make your Fashion Blog stand Out


If you love fashion and want a career in it, the first step is to create a fashion blog. There are tons of reasons why you should have a fashion blog. Like it works as your portfolio if you love designing you can show people your latest work through it. Also, having a blog gives you exposure to the big names who are looking for talented people. If you don’t have a blog, start one. If you do have a fashion blog, make sure it is the best blog out there.

ID and eLearning Links 1/26/2021

Experiencing eLearning

I share these links periodically here on my blog. Share everything you know Chris Lema writes about the benefits of blogging and sharing your knowledge generously. And while this is about blogging, the same concepts apply to any other method of sharing: videos, podcasts, etc.

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Work Out Loud – Don’t Just Share What You Did

Nick Leffler

Even a blog can be a great way to start, or taking pictures of what you’re doing and posting them on Pinterest. I was lucky enough to have some great feedback from people who had been through the processes I was writing about. I’ve been able to do things such as mentioned above where I post in my portfolio to show my work and used my blog to write about the process of created it.

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

Learning with e's

We invite papers on the digital divide, e-learning methods and case studies, mobile and pervasive technologies, digital games, multi-user virtual environments, informal learning, new classroom technologies (PDAs interactive whiteboards, etc), personal learning environments, visual media (videoconference, digital photography), e-portfolios and social software (wikis, blogs, podcasting, etc).

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: 31 Days to a Better Blog: Days 4, 5, 6, 7, & 8

Learning Visions

Tuesday, August 07, 2007 31 Days to a Better Blog: Days 4, 5, 6, 7, & 8 This whole 31 Days to a Better Blog exercise is proving harder to stay on top of than I had even imagined. Well, I didnt even have an About This Blog Page. One of you -- my two old timers -- will be getting an email from me thanking you for sticking with me and adding value to my blog content. Day 7: Plan a Weeks Worth of Blog Posts. Im not trying to make money off this blog.

7 ways to assess without testing

Learning with 'e's

This has been used for centuries, and is great for ascertaining how well a child has mastered a particular skill, whether they are disengaged or are on task, and how well they are integrating into the social context of learning. 4) e-Portfolios. Most e-portfolios have a setting that allows students to share their learning and qualifications with others such as potential employers, when required. My own students showcase their learning through making videos or writing blogs.

What I’m Working On

Nick Leffler

Picking up a 2nd blog and trying to keep that up weekly has given me a bit more to think about, and some gear switching to do. I have plans to create another course on getting started blogging with The reason it looks very different now is that I rebranded it into another platform for me to blog, this time on WordPress and using it to promote yourself for your career. Expanding with Social Consultant. Life ebbs and flows, that seems to be how it goes.

This time it's personal

Learning with e's

Firstly, I read a cracking blog by D'Arcy Norman on PLEs which showed some nice diagrams and conceptual maps of his take on PLEs accompanied by some neat explanations. It's a Ning site focused on Personal Learning Environments and Digifolios (read e-Portfolios) which as I write this post, already has 48 members. The read and write web has helped develop a new concept - “do it yourself and your own way”. Tags: social network e-portfolios Web 2.0

Reimagining Learning

Clark Quinn

These products are portfolio items, going forward, and assessable items. This is also part of your portfolio, and assessable. You could be assigning studio and classroom and community projects, and getting back write-ups, performances, and more. The portfolio is really the answer. communing on blog posts, participating in a discussion forum, etc). design meta-learning social strategy technology

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: 31 Days: 8, 9 & 10

Learning Visions

Friday, August 10, 2007 31 Days: 8, 9 & 10 Day 8: Run an Advertising Audit on Your Blog. Obviously, thats not my focus so I took Micheles advice and tried to do something from Darens Get Your Blogging Groove Back series. I attempted to write a linking post. Personally, I dont like blogs that have countless widgets that you scroll on endlessly. My house might be a mess, but Id rather my blog were neat and tidy. Creating Social Presence in Online Classroom (ID.

Questions about Instructional Design Careers

Experiencing eLearning

It was a lot of creative writing and storytelling to put learners in a real context. Chad Udell’s Learning Everywhere is a good book on this topic, and there’s lots of blogs you can read for free. Portfolio. Q: I will obviously need to create a portfolio, and I know that it will need to begin with volunteer opportunities. What is the depth and/or scope of a typical person’s portfolio?

Online Course Marketing: Tips for selling more courses and increasing your revenue

Plume - e-learning & learning management systems

A course sales page is the webpage that has all the details about your course; an overview, a little bit about the trainer and any social proof. Testimonials: as a form of social proof. For our FREE guide on creating and writing copy for your online course sales page click here. When it comes to writing sales copy for your elearning course, it might be tempting to write out a long list of features but instead, we recommend writing in a way that sells the benefits.

The Neuroscience of Mood Boards


There’s even a dedicated week to celebrate working out loud as well as numerous blogs, books and online communities dedicated to the subject. Pinterest – Try building your board right in this social media site. Behance – Repurpose this online portfolio site to build an online mood board instead. Write us and we’ll share your examples here. LearningToGo Blog

Daily Bookmarks 06/19/2008

Experiencing eLearning

Principles for assessing online discussions and other conversations (blogs, chat, etc.) Writing for asynchronous discussion isn’t the same as writing an essay, and the author argues that students who simply post essays to the discussion board should receive good grades. “The animation is a way of them developing the picture so they relate that to the writing, to what they hear, what they see, what they feel.&# tags: web2.0 , blog , tools.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Half of Companies Blocking Facebook

Learning Visions

Wednesday, August 22, 2007 Half of Companies Blocking Facebook Christy Tucker has been musing on Social Networking as LMS: Problems and Opportunities. One real problem is corporate fear of social networking tools. Update: Also be sure to check out this Facebook post over at the Read/Write Web that follows this same "study." sure to check out the Read/Write Web article that I posted a link to in this original post (as an update).

How To Integrate Automation Into Your Sales Process

Your Training Edge

Any company or business, whether new or established, aims at growing its client portfolio with every fresh interaction it has with the market. The ultimate goal is to automate every process that you deem appropriate ranging from your emails to social media management, and scheduling meetings among others. As you possibly know, a lot of sales work entail juggling between writing and listening whenever one is on a call with a prospect or an existing client.

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Remember the 3 E’s When Marketing Educational Programs

WBT Systems

Don’t limit your vision to a portfolio of products and services, think instead about the portfolio of core competencies you have at hand to develop new products and services. Appealing to a person’s psychological, social, and/or economic aspirations is successfully used by designer fashion, sports apparel, and business class airline brands. Monitor social channels to see who’s talking about your programs. And don’t forget to capture their messages in writing.

7 Tech Tools & Skills Trainers Must Have


Social Media for eLearning. The overwhelming surge in popular social media hangouts like Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, Snapchat, Google+, YouTube, as well as the true power that blogs have, all tell us where the potential learners are. As an educator, connecting with learners using their preferred social media is another way to individualize the learning experience for the learner. The next step is to keep your learning portfolio updated.

Closing Out 2014 With A Bang

Nick Leffler

For new instructors on Udemy publishing their course within 30 days of signing up, Udemy will publicize it for you on their social media accounts. But I’m sure many still don’t know what it’s about because my social media reach is still small. I also wrote this on the homepage of the website I created in the course ( Nick Leffler’s Portfolio & Blog ). I was working on a combined post with two distinct parts.

How to Sell Online Courses from your own website – You Should Know


And guess what, I worked on creating my portfolio of courses, designed a website, crafted a marketing and brand strategy, and made money. I’m writing this article to tell you that it’s a good business proposition to sell online courses from your own website. Create content in multiple formats such as word documents, PDFs, e-books, presentations (PowerPoint), info-graphs, blogs, etc. A free e-book or a podcast or a blog post will trigger audiences to opt-in for your services.

Do You Need An Instructional Design Degree?

Rapid eLearning

As always, it’s fun getting to meet the blog readers and Articulate customers. I’m interested in seeing a portfolio of work that represents their technical skills as well as their instructional design skills. Add them to your portfolio with an explanation of what you did and why. One of the great things about social media is the access you have to all sorts of expertise. Develop a portfolio that demonstrates your understanding of instructional design.

LMS Innovation: Where’s the Value?

Talented Learning

If you follow my writing — even casually — you know how excited I am about the direction of LMS innovation and its ability to help organizations create business value. We founded this blog to research the industry and provide fiercely independent reporting and analysis of learning for measurable business impact. I’ve also been sharing my thoughts on other blogs around the world. What to consider when choosing a portfolio of third-party integrations.

Get an E-Learning Job with these Simple Tips

Rapid eLearning

In a previous post I talked a bit on how to prepare for opportunities by getting experience and maintaining a portfolio. Here’s Why You Need an E-Learning Portfolio. In the other, write a sentence that describes your experience. Maintain a portfolio of your skills. You don’t need a formal portfolio that’s always visible, but you should have a portfolio that documents the work you’ve done and the skills you have. Combine that with your portfolio.

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Trying To Move Up In Your Company?

Coffee and Design

While these two blog posts from The 99% which are geared toward resume writing, I think definitely is a good resource for anyone presenting themselves in an interview: The Resume Is Dead, The Bio Is King. Instead, people Google you – and quickly assess your talents based on your website, portfolio, and social media profiles.

Looking Back On 2015

Nick Leffler

Social Learning Has Never Been About a Single Tool — The original article I had written this about has since been moved/removed/retired (not sure which one) but it was rightfully done because it was off on pretty much everything. I do know it talked about social learning being a flop (but in what regard that gets a bit murky). Social learning can’t flop, in fact it can only make a bigger come back because it’s always been the way humans learn.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: 31 Days: Days 22, 23 & 24

Learning Visions

Friday, August 31, 2007 31 Days: Days 22, 23 & 24 Ive been seriously lagging in this 31 Day Blog Challenge. Day 22: Catch Readers Up on the Basics of Your Blog As your readership grows, new folks will be wandering in. Some key questions Darren suggests you write about: Why did you start your blog? I tried and at first couldnt seem to get it to work for my Blogger blog. I found a number of blogs that had linked to mine without my ever knowing!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: With Community Comes Great Responsibility

Learning Visions

Thursday, August 09, 2007 With Community Comes Great Responsibility In reflecting over the benefits of the first week or so of the 31 Days to Better Blogging Challenge , the biggest thing for me has been the overall boost in community. Christine Martell writes: If you start commenting and emailing multiple people, reading lots of blogs with posts with similar names, it gets confusing really quick. Creating Social Presence in Online Classroom (ID.

10Q: Helen Keegan

Learning with 'e's

In today's 10Q interview, Helen answers questions about her philosophy on learning, social media and her current projects in higher education, including alternate reality games: Who are you? heloukee (online), Senior Lecturer in Interactive Media and Social Technologies at the University of Salford. Because I work with learners across a myriad of social platforms, I’m able to see them develop their ideas and their identities – both individual and collective - through time.

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10 Free project management training courses

Ed App

This 5-part course provides an introduction to communication, writing techniques, collaboration and delegation skills. The course will cover project management methods and best practices, project portfolio management, and corporate culture and organizational behaviour.