Alicia Higgison teaches Outstanding ScholarsePortfolio administrator Alicia Higgison teaches Outstanding Scholars how to create their ePortfolios. Photo by Nobuko Fujita.

Session to offer ePortfolios while you eat

“I’m going to Google you,” says UWindsor ePortfolio administrator Alicia Higgison. “If you Googled yourself today, would you hire the person you found?”

An ePortfolio is a digital collection of artifacts documenting an individual’s learning and professional growth. More than a simple aggregation of digital artifacts, an ePortfolio communicates to employers in a visually attractive way how individuals connect their academic and non-academic learning experiences.

At the Online Teaching Community of Practice (CoP) session to be held on Friday, October 12, Higgison will present a variety of exemplars demonstrating how ePortfolios are being used at UWindsor.

“There is so much you can do with an ePortfolio,” shed says. “UWindsor has over 3,200 users in our WordPress ePortfolio program right now, from across six faculties, and adding a seventh this semester.

“There are undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and campus groups using ePortfolios for reflective practice, professional development, research websites, teaching dossiers, and even showcasing talent. ePortfolios are a great way for making Google pay attention to your growth and potential.”

The CoP provides instructors with informal, friendly, and supportive gatherings to explore and share ideas with others who are interested in online, open, and technology-enhanced teaching and learning. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lunch. Some small snacks and beverages will be served.

Registration for this Office of Open Learning event is now open, but spaces are limited. Register at:

For more information, contact organizer Nobuko Fujita by email or phone 519-253-3000, ext. 2105.