4 rules to create an impactful digital portfolio

An e-Learning digital portfolio is essential for you to have a digital presence in front of your potential clients.

Through your portfolio you can show your ability, effort and work as a developer of virtual courses.

If you want to stand out, follow these tips to create a digital e-Learning portfolio.

An e-Learning digital portfolio is the means through which your clients and potential employers can get to know you and get an idea of ​​the work you have done and your skills.

How to build an impact e-learning digital portfolio?

As I told you in the previous blog, Why do you need an e-Learning digital portfolio? Many times you will have to play different roles when working on the development of virtual courses.

It is important that you include samples of your work or your ability in the different areas involved in the development of virtual courses.

So let’s go by parts:

What areas should I include?

To create an impactful digital portfolio, it is essential that you pay attention to these areas.

1.Visual Design

In the digital world, visual impact is essential, this will determine in the first few seconds if the user is still interested in your product or continues towards another that catches their attention.

When creating your e-Learning digital portfolio, pay special attention to maintaining your graphic line, using quality images and an accessible, usable and attractive design that goes according to the topic and target audience.

Do not forget to carefully integrate the brand of the company for which you are doing the work so that its identity is maintained during the course and is memorable.

If you can’t share your work, prepare samples that test your ability. Use various tools and choose those that you enjoy the most so that you can transmit your enthusiasm and passion for what you do.

2. Writing and content

Writing is the main way through which you will communicate your ideas and knowledge with users.

It is important that you demonstrate your ability in this area. Include samples of content development on various topics, but don’t forget to also include samples of other types of communication that you use when developing virtual courses, such as professional communication with collaborators and feedback to users.

3. Instructional Design

In this area, include what your preferred methodology is and the theories that support your virtual course or courses.

Present in a concrete way how you hope to achieve the objectives of the course, motivate the student and achieve a successful virtual course.

4. Project Management

Include a project or several where you can demonstrate your leadership skills. Although it is not your main or usual role, it is important that you have basic knowledge in the organization and direction of a virtual course.

Ideally you should include skills in task delegation, organization, communication, teamwork and budgeting.

5. Technical Knowledge

You don’t have to be an expert in the technical part, however, include the tools you know how to use and demonstrate your ability.

It includes a variety of applications in different multimedia formats such as video, audio and design.

4 rules to create an impactful digital portfolio

1 Show your personality

Your portfolio may include impressive skills and content, but at the end of the day what will get you the job is if you manage to imprint your personality on your work.

Include what you are passionate about, you are your own brand. Make yourself memorable!

2. Structure your content

Start with a brief introduction to introduce yourself to your potential client or employer. Who are you? What do you enjoy? Include your achievements and goals.

Then include samples of work and skills in the areas I suggested above. A good number is between 4 and 8 e-Learning projects.

Place links and contacts of interest, in case the interested person wants to know more about you and do not forget to include all the contact information with links to your social networks.

3. Include variety

No one wants to see 4-8 examples of the same thing. Prepare a variety of samples with different designs, tools and content. This way you can offer a broad sample of your skills.

4. Use a website

Your e-Learning portfolio should be easy to find and access. there are many online tools where you can create your digital e-Learning portfolio.

Don’t forget to keep the page updated by adding your latest projects and skills.