Organizing your ePortfolio

 ePortfolio: collect-select-reflect

ePortfolios are self-curated versions of your academic selves. You collect and select materials to showcase, and you guide readers through these materials in a reflective essay. Use the next two weeks to organize material, assemble missing pieces, and begin reflecting on how this body of work represents your learning and achievement this semester.


All students will provide a “framing statement” for each of our two major projects (the Analysis of Literacy Narratives and the Discourse of Higher Ed essay). These statements need not be longer than 500 words but should offer readers your perspective on how the collected work samples demonstrate your learning. Tell the reader what you believe he or she should find in the samples.

Options for organizing the ePortfolio and adding framing statements

  • Blog posts of homework related to either of these projects might be “tagged” with the project name e.g. “litnarrarchive” or “highered” to make them easily searchable.
  • Remember, you can also insert links to posts or pages within your own site. For example, to show evidence of active reading, you might link from your framing statement to one of the annotation posts in which you uploaded photos and explained some of your commentary.
  • Main pages and subpages offer alternatives for navigating the site. Here is the model we discussed in class with some variation:
    • Five Main Pages
      • About Me
      • Blog or Reading Log
      • Reflective Statement on Learning over ENG 122
      • Literacy Narrative Project
      • Entering a Discourse Project
  • Each of the project main (“parent”) pages will have sub-pages (or “child” pages)
    • Literacy Narrative
      • Framing Statement
      • Literacy Sketches 1 and 2
      • First Draft
      • Final Draft
      • Evidence of peer review (images or PDF of a peer-reviewed draft, notes on plans for revision, etc.)
    • Entering a Discourse (Gee/Cuddy)
      • Framing Statement
      • First Draft
      • Final Draft
      • evidence of peer review

NOTE: Different assignments provide different kinds of evidence based on their specific learning objectives. Your literacy narrative assignment wasn’t designed to showcase your ability to integrate ideas with those of others and document work with sources, for example. Remember to work across the range of materials you’ve collected to explain your self-evaluation.