Teaching an old dog new tricks, or, why digital portfolios are fun and useful
|Blogging is good.|
All that aside I think it's important in our current media and technology saturated age to establish a digital presence as a graduate student. Not the "look at how wasted I got" social media shares from your younger days, my friends (or the ten thousand links to YouTube music videos from the early 2000s that no one liked or commented on that currently clutter your timeline). It's like a resume or curriculum vitae, but it's interactive, shows off your skills, and is completely saturated with your personality.
Blogging is a good one. So are digital portfolios. I was forced to create one for a class I took in educational technology this semester, protocols for multimedia interfaces, and I enjoyed the various projects and processes so much that I bought my domain and hosting for an additional 4 years and plan to tweak everything after the final project of the digital portfolio is graded to make it less "EME 6208-y" It's still a work in progress but I'm so darn proud of myself that I wanted to share.