Samantha Wescott utilizes a thematic menu to collect and organize work from a variety of courses within the overarching area of Women’s Studies.
Jolie Huff heads off her ePortfolio by asking, “What’s up with James Joyce?” Good question — which she then proceeds to answer.
Sarah-Louise Dawtry, a recent graduate in History at the University of Cincinnati, has also created an ePortfolio based on her minor in English.
Tommy Ellis is in the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences riding toward his degree in English on the rails of the creative writing track. His digital portfolio can be found at Stations to Publication- Tommy Ellis
Jillian Leedy is a spring 2014 graduate from the University of Cincinnati’s program in English-Rhetoric and Professional Writing, with a minor in Psychology. Her academic emphases also include journalism and advertising as well as creative fiction. Her digital portfolio also showcases her interests in photography, travel, film, fashion, cooking/culinary arts, theatre, design, and music mixing/creating.
Nick Hunt, a major in Graphic Communication Design, uses his ePortfolio to showcase work specific to a literature course in Gothic literature.
Ashley Kraus’s eportfolio serves to document and showcase her work in my 19th-Century Victorian Fiction course as well as her main writing as an English major who has focused on the Rhetoric/Professional Writing track and who seeks to advance her career through a future position as a librarian.
Several of the following examples were produced by University of Cincinnati students in my autumn 2011 course Writing for Majors:
Elena Elder (whose Prezi, giving an overview of WordPress, is featured elsewhere in the eCobbling site)
Kyle Murway, who notes of his eportfolio: “The lessons and advice [from] a wide range of peers have helped me enhance and articulate a portfolio of literary examination and analysis. The future holds many opportunities to present more and more literary examples that show my strengths as a student, english pursuer, and person as a whole. Take time to look around!”
Brandon Weinstein created an initial portfolio in this course but has more recently developed a new one (still in WordPress) that reflects more broadly on his overall program of study at UC and that “demonstrates how an English degree can be competitive in today’s job market.” He also sends along some good advice: “Some themes are better than others for designing an eportfolio, so it’s important to look around and pick one that fits your content. I found it easier to construct the eportfolio by figuring out what I wanted to put in it first before choosing a theme, a layout, or how to organize the pages.”
The above examples are all created in WordPress; in illustrating a similar software tool, and in a later course, Theresa Williams opted to produce her eportfolio in Weebly.