My hope for my e-Portfolio is that when people stumble upon it, they learn about a person instead of just being handed a few good pieces of writing to read and think about. I am in the process of creating a portfolio that represents all aspects of who I am as a student and as a creative individual because I touch on all of the varying sides of me in the numerous pieces I have written this semester. Each piece, whether it is the ‘Why I Write,’ the repurposing or the remediation, all are strong descriptions of who I am, what I believe in and what I am working towards. So, it would only make sense that these same ideas are portrayed in a cohesive and visually appealing way in my final portfolio.
I am going for simple. Not in a lazy, cutting-corner type of way, but rather, an uncomplicated, clutter-free, decisive and purposeful way. This presentation will implicitly highlight exactly what I am trying to argue—that simplicity is what I am striving for, in my writing and in my life. My pieces describe the journey that I have taken up until this point, and I hope to create a portfolio that showcases this journey and leaves room for my next discovery.
I am most excited about walking away from this class with a concrete portfolio that is a summation of all of my work. I can take this tangible compilation with me to job interviews and show it off to friends and family. I am proud of it and excited for it because it is a raw representation of my journey, my hard work and the incredible amount of knowledge I have gained from my years here at the University of Michigan.
This blog post is really optimistic about me completing the blog in the exact way that I picture it. Now is the time for me to be a tad realistic. I am technology-incompetant. So, I have high high hopes for my final e-Portfolio, but I also must remember (and warn you,) of my incredibly low level of computer skills. I would love to sit here and say I can code for hours, but there is no need to lie! I am nervous but more excited to see how much I can learn on WordPress in a short matter of time and see how well it translates into my final portfolio.
Here is a link to my work-in-progress… http://annajber.wordpress.com
Enjoy and be critical!