Creating your very own portfolio is a no-brainer for job seekers in every discipline, including instructional design. Still, many people struggle with the specifics of what to make and where to put it. Use these resources to take actionable steps towards creating a killer portfolio.
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Ashley Chiasson, Sprout Elearning
Regardless of your job title, if you’re working within the field of E-Learning, particularly within a production capacity, you need an e-learning portfolio.
An e-learning portfolio will promote you as a developer, acting as a visual resume for your peer, colleagues, or prospective clients. This is especially important if you’re seeking a new profession or looking to add independent contracting or freelance development to your resume.
By the end of this course, you should be able to:
- Identify the importance of an e-learning portfolio
- Recognize common challenges related to building an e-learning portfolio, and how to overcome these challenges
- Identify methods for building out and/or hosting your portfolio
- Outline methods for promoting your portfolio
Building an e-learning portfolio doesn’t need to be an overwhelming task, and my goal is to walk you through the process of creating and sharing one e-learning sample that you can include in your portfolio. Don’t worry - We’ll do this together!
Kristin Anthony, knanthony.com
This course will walk you through a repeatable process that you can use, whether your building your first portfolio from scratch or looking to update an existing portfolio. Instead of wasting your time fiddling with a WordPress theme, this course will start you on the right track to actually creating a portfolio that works.
Connie Malamed, Elearning Coach
Curious about a career in instructional design?
Then you’ve come to the right place. I’ve created a free 12-lesson eCourse for people who want to know more about an Instructional Design career. Breaking Into Instructional Design explains one of the most fulfilling and smartest careers of the 21st century.
- Learn about the varied work instructional designers do.
- Find out how the field is changing.
- See the competencies required for an instructional design career.
- Get the scoop on whether you need a degree.
- Discover the best places to network and find jobs.
- Jump ahead of your competition with this suggested reading list.
- Start working on an eLearning portfolio to develop your skills.-
Designers For Learning
This project-based course focuses on a real-world instructional need. As a participant in this course, you will evaluate and adapt open educational resources for adult basic education. You will begin the evaluation process by dissecting the adult basic education design scenario to explore key aspects of the opportunity.
As part of the instructional evaluation, you will select an open educational resource that was designed and developed in a prior Designers for Learning cohort to evaluate the extent to which the instructional materials are effectively and efficiently designed and developed to meet the needs and constraints. Based on this evaluation, you will then adapt the materials you reviewed into a new lesson or revise the open educational resources to enhance the:
- instructional strategies and assessments,
- learner experience features, such as directions and help, aesthetics of display, lesson sequencing, and overall ease of use,
- affective considerations, such as arousing curiosity, establishing relevance, offering appropriate level of challenge, and maintaining learner’s attention, and
- display features, such as images, graphics, audio, animation, video, or print materials.
Join over 21,470 members and get one step-by-step lesson a month taught by the best side project makers.
Kristin Anthony, knanthony.com
Are you new to instructional design, trying to start a freelance career, or trying to find a new job? You’ve heard that you need a portfolio online but, in spite of all of the conference sessions and talks and blog posts, you still don’t know how to get started.
Go Design Something will give you 5 practical steps to creating an instructional design portfolio that gets results. This isn’t hand-waving, motivational talk. This book concentrates on getting you started right now with what you have.