Squiddo is a program that can be used in a variety of ways, depending upon what it is you need. In this instance Heather Blakey has used it as a Curriculum Vitae or e-folio of the work that she does.
One of the benefits of Squidoo is that if you are interested in selling things online you can incorporate this very effectively.
Lisa Schuyler Jewell has a comprehensive visual portfolio.
Natalie was in Year 7 at LaTrobe Secondary Collenge when she completed this work in class.
"E-portfolios enable students to create an electronic repository; a lifelong résumé that would document all of their experience, and put it into a format that could be retrieved and evaluated."— David Ford, Assistant Professor of Accounting and Finance, College of Business, University of Findlay
e-portfolios are not scrapbooks. One of the most powerful things an Efolio can do is to show reflection, evolution of thought, and professional development. A solid portfolio not only shows that you have met standards. It demonstrates, with powerful evidence, how you have come to know it.
Some universities have made use of Avenet's e-folio program but obviously you can achieve the same effect on a blogger.
The process of putting a portfolio together is as valuable as the final product. Not only does it help you organize information about yourself (great mental preparation for job interviews!) but it helps you recall the activities and experiences that have been the most re-warding; the ones that maximize your energy and motivation. The process of compiling tangible items can build confidence and clarity. Portfolios can help you get in touch with your purpose, mission, and goals.
Performance Portfolios: Portfolios have become an valuable tool for performance reviews. They are a wonderful tool to facilitate professional staff reviews. It is a way for an individual to compile artifacts that show how they have met or exceeded performance objectives or how they have added value to the organization. A performance portfolio can be particularly effective in making a case to receive a raise or promotion. It can also be used to assess a department’s performance. Instead of writing a boring annual report, this year put together a departmental portfolio.
Employment Portfolios: An employment portfolio is one that is used during the job search, primarily in interview and salary negotiation situations. The portfolio contents are targeted toward the needs of a particular career field and employer. By pulling together work samples that illustrate personal traits, experience, accomplishments, knowledge, and skills, it helps a job seeker facilitate a dialogue with interviewers. It builds confidence, distinguishes you from the competition, and enhances your credibility. It is particularly effective in helping an interviewee build rapport during panel interviews.
Personal Portfolios: A personal portfolio can be used as a career development tool to clarify themes and patterns, values, interests, deci-
sions, purpose, motivation, goals, etc. Because you are the audience in this instance, artifacts may or may not be shared with others – which means that more personal items can be included than in other types of portfolios. Personal portfolios can be valuable for goal setting, networking, re-careering, and retirement planning.
Mike Chihak uses his website as a professional portfolio.