GPDI552 - ePortfolio with Wordpress



Description

What is an ePortfolio? Your ePortfolio is a personal website that holds in one place your academic and professional work.

Is ePortfolio different from CV? Absolutely! A CV ‘lists’ your achievements, while ePortfolio ‘shows’ your audience details of what you’ve done in an aesthetically pleasing way. Eportfolios are more memorable than text because you add photos and multimedia to show your work.

Why should I have an ePortfolio?
  • Eportfolios are becoming popular to complement traditional CVs and cover letters, and they allow you to:
  • Show off to future employers a full picture of your achievements and interests that is not possible in a CV.
  • Build your professional digital footprint. Future employers will search your name on the web, and finding your your eportfolio gives them a great first impression;
  • Make yourself “discoverable” in web searches by future employers and collaborators by adding keywords to your eportfolio.

This is a beginner's course so no previous WordPress knowledge is required.

The components of your ePortfolio will be completed incrementally every week. By the end of this 4-week course, your basic ePortfolio will have the following pages: About; Contact; Projects: multimedia works, etc; Optional pages: volunteering work, etc.


 

Learning Objectives

In this workshop you will learn to:
  • Acquire a domain, design a site map & build a Wordpress website;
  • Create an ePortfolio with: bio, contact, and projects;
  • Learn to customize a website to your preferences;
  • Build your personal branding, and understand audiences;

Leaders Information

This workshop is led by Patricia Branco Cornish.

Patricia is a social media and graphic design specialist with a wide experience selling products and services for the web. She spent the past two years as GradProSkills communications assistant taking the roles of social media coordinator, graphic designer, video editor, photographer and blog writer.
Before her Phd, she owned an interior design business for five years in Sao Paulo (Brazil). Previously, she spent more than fifteen years in the banking industry working in London, Paris, Madrid, and The Netherlands. Patricia holds an MBA from IESE Business School (Spain).

Additional Information

During this workshop we will work with multiple channels:
  • 4 weeks with four 1.5-hours lectures on Zoom;
  • Selected Udemy videos: participants MUST watch Udemy videos on a weekly basis to learn essential content that is not covered in class (6 hrs);
  • Moodle site: post weekly assignments, receive feedback & access additional material;
  • Individual consultations (optional): weekly office hours.