Hey guys. Here’s a link to the Openlab ePortfolio help site.
Also, you can find more information about learning portfolios in general here. Don’t worry too much about the sample table of contents that Zubizarreta has included, but when you look at Fig. 3 of the article, you should think about how your work this semester fits into the “Problem Solving” and “Field Experiences” categories.
The goal for your portfolios is to catalog what you learned this semester in class. It is helpful to write down what you’ve learned so you can refer to it later; more importantly, it is helpful to get in the habit of reflecting on your projects after they are finished. For each step of your culmination project, I want you to think and write about three things: description, analysis, and application.
What did you do? Describe the process. Define the problem, identify the main issues. Try to describe how much time you spent on each part of the problem. What were the hardest parts? What was easy? Did you have a particular strategy for solving the problem? Did it work?
This section is the most likely place for images, spreadsheets, etc.
What real-world scenarios are most like the problem? Are there things about the problem that would be different in a real-world application? Was the problem missing elements that would be present in a real-world application?
What did you learn from the problem? How will you apply what you learned to the real world or to other classes?
Exactly how you organize your writing is up to you, but each post should include some writing in each of those three categories.