What is an ePortfolio?
An ePortfolio is a website that showcases the research, experience and professional development of an early-stage researcher (e.g. PhD students and contract research staff). It is owned by the researcher, and its development is their responsibility.
The e-lab and Graduate School Programme teams at Warwick have designed an easy-to-use template, which will enable researchers in your group to produce an ePortfolio that is world-wide accessible, professionally designed and simple to use and update.
What do they look like?
The template includes categories for research information, a record of their professional training, a place to record teaching experience and their CV. Among the possible pre-set links is a blog connection, which can be a place to record their own ideas for personal use, as well as to publish informal postings that are open to feedback and comments. The ePortfolio template is based in Sitebuilder, a tool developed by e-lab to make publishing information on the web simpler.
You can take a look at some examples.
Are you supervising PhD students?
Please contact Steve Ranford (eportfolio at warwick dot ac dot uk) for information about the development of ePortfolios as part of the Graduate School provision to support all research students and their supervisors.