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.
2017 Grand Prize winner was Senior, Joshua Chang (A/L/I) who used his ePortfolio "as a powerful tool to connect his rich education with his experiences on and off campus. It's a kind of launchpad for success!" (Viewable only when logged into O-Space) PDF of Sample Pages.
Justus Morschausher won the prize for Foundation year. First-year students learn about customizing their eportfolios in the Writing in the Digital Age class. (Viewable only when logged into O-Space) PDF of Sample Pages.
Digital Media Junior Mollie Luria-Roberson’s portfolio charted all her time and interests at Otis College and included a large segment about the 4-year hiatus that she took from college. She documented her hiatus with her work history and images showing what she had accomplished prior to returning to Otis College. (Viewable only when logged into O-Space) PDF of Sample Pages.