Digital Me: Digital Portfolios, Assessment & Employability

Mar 18, 2017 - Apr 21, 2017
Enroll until 4/19/2017 UTC


Your students are preparing to enter a job market that is fundamentally different from any the world has seen before. New technologies require new communication skills and a more creative approach to problem solving. And as an educator, you’re responsible for preparing students for this ever-changing world of work.

No pressure, right?

This five-week course will provide you with an introduction to digital communication. We’ll build beautiful portfolios, create content to develop and enhance personal brands and ensure teachers have the required skills to help their students become employable. We’ll discuss developing a digital presence and explore how best to asses online portfolios. We’ll cover creating a killer CV, crafting a personal logo and exploring the do’s and dont’s of self promotion through social media.

What to Expect

The course kicks off on Monday, March 20 and ends on Friday, May 5th. You may work at your own pace through the asynchronous content on the Exchange at any time during the course.

Live Class 1 takes place at the following date and time: Tuesday March 21. 

We anticipate that successful completion of this course will require at minimum 25 hours of your time. After successfully completing this course, you will receive a digital credential that states that you successfully completed 25 hours of professional development. You may share this with others to demonstrate your achievement. The creation of content is a creative process so the amount of time you spend will vary.



Enhance your teaching & learning!

There are no prerequisites for this course. However, if you do want to brush up on your skills or learn more about the Adobe products in this course, check out these short, self-paced workshops:

Further opportunities to learn with us: 


"These courses are terrific. I enjoy learning from a variety of instructors and the guests are awesome. It is great to share real-life experiences with my students.” AGP Participant 2016
Instructors

Kenneth Shinabery

Greg Hodgson

Adobe Education

Sjaani van den Berg

Mark Shufflebottom

Shaloni Naik

Course Workshops
Orientation In this section you'll meet your course instructors and find out more about the content and structure.
Class 1 Class one is all about getting set up and started. We’ll be creating a professional headshot that goes beyond the selfie. We’ll learn about taking the right shot, resolution, colour correction and retouching with Adobe Photoshop.
Class 2 We’ll focus on building a killer CV and enhancing your digital presence with Adobe tools for print and screen and explore basic design skills and creating great content with Adobe tools.
Class 3 In class 3 we’ll introduce ideas about promoting yourself online and exploring social media best practice. We'll consider the idea of "your personal brand" and discuss employability. We’ll be creating own logo to use for social media profiles.
Class 4 In class 4 you'll start to build your first personal eportfolio. You’ll develop skills to create the perfect ePortfolio, explore design best practices and understand which platform best suits you and your student’s individual needs.
Class 5 Our final class will bring together the learning and explore the skills required to confidently assess ePortfolios. We’ll explore how best to offer feedback and guidance as to what a student portfolio should include.
Achieving Accreditation This section aims to bring together everything you’ve learned so you can create your final assignment. You’ll reflect on your learning in the course and celebrate the work of your peers.
Enrolled Members
Course discussions
Welcome to the course, please introduce yourself.
554 404
Questions (Digital Me)
142 26
Recording Links
221 6
High School Portfolios
18 2
Adobe Spark Issues?
10 2
Completing this Course will award you the following badge(s):