Portfolios are a natural vehicle for displaying work for art and design students. Students at Otis College can have multiple ePortfolios for different purposes.
Learning ePortfolios are key to the Otis College educational experience and they are integrated into every department, course, and co-curricular activity. Beginning in Foundation year, students are expected to use ePortfolios to archive their learning, discovery, progress, achievement, and reflections. Broad-based evidence demonstrates that using ePortfolios not only increases retention and graduation rates, but fosters student engagement in deep learning processes, metacognition, and creates unique opportunities for connection and synthesis across courses, semesters, and co-curricular experiences.
Every year the college hosts a contest where students compete for ePortfolio Excellence Awards that celebrate learning and the successful integration of academics, student life, and technology. It challenges students to develop and personalize their ePortfolios in unique ways. Winners are announced at the annual College Awards Banquet in April.
2018 Grand Prize winner was Senior, Megan Moberly (Digital Media) who used her ePortfolio "as a powerful tool to connect his rich education with her experiences on and off campus."