Project creator: Jeff Naftzinger (faculty)
Project type: Website or portfolio
In all of my writing and composing courses, students are tasked with creating ePortfolios that showcase their work from the semester. This kind of project is useful for three major reasons: First, this portfolio is useful because it gives students the opportunity to imagine their work circulating to other audiences, like parents, friends, or employers; second, it is useful because it gives students the opportunity to look holistically across their work and see how their writing has changed over the semester; third, it is useful because it gives students the opportunity to experiment with web design, mutlimodal (visual, spatial, and textual) composing, and visual/digital rhetoric.
This project can also be adapted based on the goals of the course, like having students focus more on design or organization, focus more on reflection and understanding their writing, more on selection and curation, etc.
I often show students my own portfolio, along with other professional portfolios, to help them see what this genre looks like and how it works in the real world.
This projected is associated with the course: RHET-125
Website: Jeff Naftzinger's ePortfolio, which models the final product for the students.: https://eport.jeffnaftzinger.com/
Rights statement: Attribution ShareAlike CC BY-SA 4.0