ELH#138 Audio Interviews: Share Your Tips for Creating Effective E-Learning Portfolios

This weeks challenge from Articulate E-Learning Heroes focused on tips for creating effective e-learning portfolios.

I originally designed my portfolio two years ago when I was asked for a portfolio by a potential client when I was first beginning to do some independent consulting. My portfolio was originally built on WordPress and samples were embedded in Google Drive. With Google Drive no longer allowing me to host my e-learning samples, this past spring I purchased my domain name and built a new self-hosted portfolio using WordPress as a content management system.

This weeks challenge posed ten questions and prompted us to create podcast responses to these questions.

  1. Tell us a little about yourself. How did you get started in e-learning? How long have you been in the industry?
  2. Tell us about your e-learning portfolio. What types of projects do you include in your portfolio? How often do you update your portfolio?
  3. If you don’t have an e-learning portfolio, talk a little about why you don’t have one. Is something holding you back? Do you need help with something?
  4. Do you have more than one portfolio? How do you optimize your portfolio for different clients or audiences?
  5. What do you think makes a good online portfolio? What should and shouldn’t be included in an e-learning portfolio?
  6. What do you think clients or companies look for in an e-learning portfolio?
  7. What platform or technology did you use to build your e-learning portfolio?
  8. What’s the most challenging part about building, designing, or maintaining portfolios?
  9. How do you handle confidentiality issues with projects in your portfolio?
  10. What are your top three tips for users looking to build their first e-learning portfolio?

To create my podcasts, I used the Voice Memos app on my iPhone. I didn’t script my responses ahead of time, but did end up re-recording several of my answers.

You can listen to my responses below. I hope you find them informative.

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