Digital Me: Digital Portfolios, Assessment & Employability

Mar 20, 2017 - May 5, 2017
Enroll until 5/03/2017 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, producing a pitch video, crafting the perfect presentation and 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:

Interested in connecting your professional development further, enroll in upcoming courses

"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

Greg Hodgson

Adobe Education

Sjaani van den Berg

Mark Shufflebottom

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 focus on building a 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 2 In class 2 we’ll be creating a professional headshot - going beyond the selfie. We’ll learn about taking the right shot, resolution, colour correction and retouching with Adobe Photoshop. We'll start to build our first eportfolio.
Class 3 In class 3 we’ll help you to develop the “Perfect Pitch”. We’ll explore planning, storyboarding, scripting and creating a great personal video story. We'll also continue to develop our portfolio.
Class 4 In class 4 we’ll develop skills to create the perfect presentation, exploring design best practices with fonts, layouts, grids, content for both print and screen.
Class 5 Our final week will bring together the learning and introduce ideas about promoting yourself online, social media best practice, eSafety awareness and best practice. We'll consider the idea of "your personal brand" and discuss employability.
Achieving Accreditation This section aims to bring together everything you’ve learned so you can complete all the stages of your final project, create your final assignment. You’ll reflect on your learning in the course, celebrate the work of your peers, and consider classroom
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