Unfortunately I unable to make it to the showcase today, so I didn’t get a chance to present my portfolio or see anyone else’s presentations; however, I’ve been clicking through a bunch of the portfolios and it got me thinking about the whole process again. First off, I just wanna say that some of these portfolios really blew me away. In the beginning of the year, in my Why I Write essay, I wrote about how I thought it was interesting that a group of students can be given the same prompt and they will all write something different. I always knew that everyone’s eportfolios were going to be different because this is much more of an open-ended assignment, and each student obviously chose to express himself or herself in a uniquely creative way. I knew all that going into it, but I’m still taken back with how different each portfolio is. Each one is really unique in its own way.
I ‘ve said it a bunch of times before but I had never done anything like an eportfolio before this class. It was brand new to me, and I was very nervous as to what my final result was going to look like. In the end, I am really happy with what I was able to accomplish with such little experience. After looking at some other blogs, however, it makes me want to make certain changes and improvements, maybe add some different types of media or technology. I know its only natural to want to make my work better after seeing some of the awesome things other students did, so its not something I’m upset about. It actually makes me excited to go back and tweak things and for the Capstone portfolio. Like the prompt for this portfolio said, this time around it was basically a rough draft. I am definitely pleased with what my portfolio looks like, but it is definitely still a rough draft and I look forward to polishing it over time.