What is an ePortfolio?
As a window on your research world, an ePortfolio is an online record of your academic life. It is a collection of web pages, representing and showcasing your research, ideas, experience, resources and academic interest. With an audience of fellow researchers within your department, the Warwick community, potential employers and the wider academic world, an ePortfolio provides structure and presentation surpassing what you can achieve with a blog.
The Benefits to You
An online academic Presence
As a researcher, its important that you have a presence within the online academic community. You present some of the intellectual resources of the University and your work is an original contribution to your research area.
Warwick ePortfolios rank highly in search engines such as google, meaning that when searching for terms such as your name or research topic, its likely that your ePortfolio will be one of the first listed results.
Your ePortfolio will be given a short web address for easy navigation. You can publish this on business cards, presentation slides and your email signature. People you meet and communicate with will then be able to find up-to-date information about you and your research.
Take a look at some examples.
"It has made me think about my work from the point of view of an outsider. Sometimes its quite hard to distance yourself from your work and I feel that it has made me really have to think about how other people see it."
Matthew Stanford - Chemistry
"The ePortfolio has made website development effortless and professional. It promises to have a positive impact on my profile and academic success."
Haris Aziz - Computer Science