Creating a Learning Website
An ePortfolio is a learning website that tells the story of your academic and professional development. It supplements the traditional one-page resume and can be included with the many university and employment applications that you complete to transfer or to get a job.
Transfer students in the Associate of Science, Associate of Arts, Associate in Fine Arts, and Associate in Engineering make an ePortfolio as part of their coursework. The ePortfolio is started early in your program and completed near the end of the program.
Students in other programs are invited to create one to use as a presentational tool for resumes and job interviews.
Students in HUM-115 create a theme for their ePortfolio, and many communicate it by using a quotation that is both aspirational and purposeful. Quotations are tightly focused claims that speak to the mind and the heart.
Eva tells her story by focusing on the experiences and people who shaped her. Her story begins with a quotation and a brief snapshot of who she is.
“One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar” – Helen Keller
My name is Eva Webb. I am currently a Clerical Supervisor for Novant Health and a student at South Piedmont Community College. The preceding quote is important to me as it truly exemplifies what drives me to further my education. I decided to work towards my Associate in Arts degree because I was not content to only work day to day while I had the overwhelming desire to continue my education. This website is my ePortfolio. I hope this will give you a glimpse into who I am and what I have learned through my few years at South Piedmont Community College. Here, you will find work that I have completed, along with my goals and my resume. Take a look inside, and watch me soar!
The next page explains why she is motivated to soar. A quotation from Maya Angelou guides viewers to an answer: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
My given name is Eva Lucille Webb, but my friends and family call me “Lucy”. I am a daughter, a wife of 30 years and a mother of a 27-year-old son and a 24- year-old daughter.
I grew up in a large family. My dad was born one of twelve children to a farmer and his precious wife. My grandmother kept me during the day while my parents worked. She taught me the love of baking and the love of people, a trait that she taught my dad before me (not the baking part, just the people). My parents and grandparents always taught me to put others before myself. This led me to the career I have today, loving and helping people in healthcare.
I am currently a Clerical Supervisor for Novant Health where I use the talents I have learned to teach others, and advocate for patients, which is why the quote from Maya Angelou is so important to me. I try to always keep this in my mind everyday as I encounter people. I want people to remember me as someone that made them feel valued and special.
I set goals for myself and although sometimes my pace is slow, I constantly strive towards completing the goal. I wanted to go on a mission trip, so I raised the money and traveled out of my comfort zone to Honduras. I spent two weeks in Choluteca going door to door in the mornings and teaching Bible school to the children in the afternoons.
I set a goal that I wanted to run a 5k. This was a lot to ask of someone who is not athletic. I started to train. Not only did I run my first 5k but completed five of them that year.
I am an active learner, who learns best by applying or explaining things to others. Full understanding comes to me after practicing rather than just reading.
Right out of high school I attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte for two years. I set the goal to go back to school at South Piedmont Community College to prove to myself that I can earn a degree with expectations to transfer to Lees McRae College. I look forward to completing this goal with flying colors and a high grade point average. I don’t aim for the spectacular but to continue to help people and make them feel special.
My dad passed away in February, 2018. I hope that I can pass on his legacy of love for others and his joy.
Link to Eva’s ePortfolio: https://eweb1165.wixsite.com/ewebb
“You cannot influence the world by being just like it.”
My name is Kayla, and I am currently an Associate in Arts at South Piedmont Community College. Although I am unsure of what career path I want to pursue, I am extremely passionate about writing, photography, working with children, missions and serving others. In my free time, I enjoy practicing yoga and creating art; I also consider myself to be a huge advocate for the environment.
Over the course of my educational experience, I struggled immensely with recognizing my potential. I always struggled with school because math was a foreign language to me; this resulted in the false belief that I “wasn’t smart.” It wasn’t until college where I began taking classes that pertain more to my strengths allowing me to recognize my full potential and begin excelling academically more than I ever believed I was capable of doing.
My learning style is a combination of both visual and kinesthetic. When I truly do not understand something, I learn better by physically doing it; however, I would consider myself to be a primarily visual learner. I prefer to sit in front of the classroom and use methods such as flashcards and color coding while studying.
As for my future, I hope to pursue a career that I not only enjoy but makes me want to jump out of bed in the morning. I envision myself most likely working with children and doing something that allows me to make a difference in the lives of others.
The passion I have for both children and serving others began in February 2017. It was during this time that I stepped out of my comfort zone and went on my first mission trip. My missionary experienced involved spending a week in a small town in Honduras called El Eden. Throughout the week, we spent several hours building the town’s unfinished church, painting, cementing, building benches, etc. In addition to this, we spent time with the people of the community, sharing ministry and building relationships. I went into that journey extremely anxious and fearful and had no idea that the fears and anxieties that I was carrying would soon transform into feelings of immense gratitude and a heart-consuming desire to make a difference in the world.
Kayla’s link: https://kkno5002.wixsite.com/kaylaknox
Details about the ePortfolio
ePortfolios are learning websites that document and explore your learning experiences. Your story is unique and taking the time to think about what you have learned and why it is important to your future. You may know what you want to do with your life, but you may not be aware if your planned career meshes with your skills. Knowing your academic skills and weaknesses, your career plans can be based on what you do well. Of course, it is important to reflect on your dreams, but critical thinking needs to self-knowledge.
An ePortfolio documents your best college to show universities and employers concrete examples pf what you have learned. Thinking about your learning is shaped into context pieces of writing that make meaning out of your experiences.
Design and content choices are up to the student, as long as these pages are included and meet the requirements:
- Welcome with theme or main, organizing idea
- Personal introduction
- Short-term and long-term learning goals
- College work samples and reflections to demonstrate your learning in SPCC’s General Education Core Skills
- College work samples and reflections to demonstrate your learning in your individual program: AA, AS, AFA, AE
- Additional educational experiences page