While this assignment is used in EDU 1020--Essentials of College Study, you might want to modify and use it in your course as well. Best to have this assignment in the first 3 weeks of a semester.
Step 1: If you haven't already, create an ePortfolio. See ePortfolio Information for Students and the ePortfolio Checklist on the next page for help in setting up your own ePortfolio.
Step 2: Edit, based on feedback from the SMART Goals assignment, specifically educational and career goals. Choose one other category of goals that would be appropriate for your ePortfolio to include as well. For this third goal, choose one that shows perseverance or dedication, for example one that speaks to a sport, hobby or community involvement you pursue. An example of an appropriate physical goal might be to run and finish your first race, The Utah Valley Marathon on June 15, 2014. Or another example that deals with a hobby or interest might be to perform comfortably at your Piano recital on December 4, 2013. A community involvement goal may be to participate in raising funds or collected canned food for the Utah Food Bank, 1,000 pounds or $1,000 by Halloween 2013.
Step 3: Break your goals down into some short term intermediate goals, goals you can achieve in the next year or so, but that relate directly to your one, long term goal, a goal you can achieve in about the next 5 years. Do this for each long term goal: one in Education, one in Career and one other of your choice. (Please make this one other goal something appropriate for a semi-public space like this ePortfolio.
Step 4: Copy and Paste SLCC's Learning Outcomes after your Goals (on your Goals Page). Please see SLCC's Learning Outcomes Page for more information.
Step 5: In class, get with a partner and provide each other feedback on your ePortfolios. Use the ePortfolio Grading/Feedback Rubric A to provide constructive criticism to your partner. [Faculty, allow students will privacy concerns to opt out of this part of the assignment.]
• Create an ePortfolio in Weebly, Google Sites or Word Press. Set up ePortfolio according to the Student ePortfolio Handbook. Link: ePortfolio Manual for Students
• Include tabs for Welcome, Goals, Coursework, Learning Outside the Classroom and Resume.
• Write your Welcome Page and include a photo (doesn't have to be of you).
• Write your Goal Page using your SMART goals as a basis. Write your Reflection of your goals and paste in SLCC's Learning Outcomes. Note: At the end of the semester you'll upload a signature assignment (Chapter 12) from this class under your Interdisciplinary tab under General Education, under Coursework. A reflection will also be included with your signature assignment.
• Enter the Address of Your ePortfolio into MyPage: Copy the URL (address) of your published ePortfolio’s Welcome page (not the address in the editor), log into MyPage, click on the student tab, paste the URL for the ePortfolio’s Welcome page into the ePortfolio channel, and click “save.”
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