The final project for this class is an e-portfolio. Initially, I was pretty sure I was sure what an e-portfolio was and what work it entailed. I have assembled portfolio’s for three workshop classes before this class, so I feel like I’m pretty prepared to assemble this e-portfolio.
Kathleen Yancey defines a portfolio as “a metatext with seven defining features” (130). Personally, there are four that I find most important. She lists “collection”, “reflection”, “development”, “diversity” as defining features. Collection, reflection and development are the three most important, I feel. A portfolio requires a collection of texts, use of reflection to find the similarities and themes within the collected texts. For a portfolio to be successful, the portfolio must demonstrate a sense of development, as well.
The works that will be collected for this portfolio, I assume will be my collection of non-blog post large assignments. For example, I expect that the portfolio will consist of the remix & the transmedia package. The reflective piece of the e-portfolio will detail my difficulty in creating the Transmedia package, and my inability to get my transmedia package quite how I want it to turn out. The portfolio will showcase the fact that I have, over the semester, gotten better at translating texts into other mediums. While not, excellent, I have certainly made progress. The portfolio’s diversity will come in the form of the variety of media that these texts are found in, for example a Text Adventure. The hypertextual element of this portfolio will lie within the texts that are collected for the portfolio. The portfolio will a demonstrate my slow improvement in multimedia text publishing. Comparing the remix to the Transmedia package will show that I have learned how to implement hypertextuality and interactivity within typically non-interactive texts. It will show where exactly, my head was when I translated the text into a new medium, as it will affect what form I choose.
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Yancey, Kathleen Blake. 1996. “Portfolio, Electronic, and the Links Between.”