It wasn’t until I read Vivian’s post that I realized how complicated making my portfolio would be. Kathleen Nancy goes into the complexity of electronic portfolios and how they can differ from traditional printed portfolios, which are more straight forward. After reading this I thought it was obvious what I was going to include in my portfolio: my wiki entry, remix, and transmedia storytelling project. I was also going to include the reflections for each. However, I completely forgot about the blog posts. I’m not even sure what I should include from the blog posts, or even if any of them really belong in a portfolio, even though they were technically assignments for the class.
I agree with Kiera that I want to keep in mind all seven of the defining features. I think that reflection will have to play a huge role in my portfolio. Most of my texts serve a purpose of conveying a message. I also think I will have to use reflection to introduce the texts and how to use them, like with my hypertext fiction that I made with my remix. By doing this I will also evaluate the way I went about these projects and what I learned from them and the class as a whole. This reflection will help to illuminate the diversity within the texts because they fall into different media and convey various messages.
I think that the projects themselves and individual reflection will show how much I learned in this class. As the class went on my projects improved in complexity and awareness to genre, audience, and circulation. Through this my portfolio will communicate the various themes through multiple media explained through reflection. However, I’m still not sure what blog posts, if any, will be relevant to my portfolio. Although they could be used to showcase the diversity of the portfolio and show the range of what I’ve learned in this class.
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Yancey, Kathleen Blake. “Portfolio, Electronic, and the Links Between.” Computers and Composition. University of North Carolina. 1996.