Saturday, 1 October 2016
Standing out from the crowd.
It's a crowded world out there, and the key to securing the job you would like may well be down to ensuring that you stand out from the rest. At Warwick there are many opportunities to do just that. Your language course can provide the means to achieve your goal.
For the previous 5 years we have been working with students who prepare an e-portfolio as part of their assessed work in French, Spanish, German and Chinese. Using the open-source software Mahara to provide an electronic space to reflect and present their language learning journey. All students in Languages@Warwick can use the Mahara tool to easily create a professional web presence, we provide tutorials to support your use.
This e-portfolio assessment project is assessed by a staff team and student feedback is very positive. The insights gained by tutors into what works (and doesn't work!) in your language learning helps inform our course development. The set of web pages produced can be shared as a link to a prospective employer, helping to demonstrate your digital skills too.
You can get a flavour of what has been done in the past in this clip:
eportfolio showcase hd from Teresa MacKinnon on Vimeo.