Audio Interviews: Share Your Tips for Creating Effective E-Learning Portfolios #138

Audio Tips for E-Learning Portfolios #138: Challenge | Recap

Whether you’re an e-learning consultant, freelancer, full-time employee, or student, a portfolio is essential to landing future clients and work.

But e-learning portfolios are much more than tools for finding work.

Portfolios are a must-have for building your personal brand, extending your professional network, and connecting with other course designers in the industry. And learning to design e-learning portfolios is what this week’s challenge is all about!

Challenge of the Week

This week your challenge is to record your answers to the following interview questions on designing a successful e-learning portfolio:

  1. Tell us a little about yourself. How did you get started in e-learning? How long have you been in the industry?
  2. Tell us about your e-learning portfolio. What types of projects do you include in your portfolio? How often do you update your portfolio?
  3. If you don’t have an e-learning portfolio, talk a little about why you don’t have one. Is something holding you back? Do you need help with something?
  4. Do you have more than one portfolio? How do you optimize your portfolio for different clients or audiences?
  5. What do you think makes a good online portfolio? What should and shouldn’t be included in an e-learning portfolio?
  6. What do you think clients or companies look for in an e-learning portfolio?
  7. What platform or technology did you use to build your e-learning portfolio?
  8. What’s the most challenging part about building, designing, or maintaining portfolios?
  9. How do you handle confidentiality issues with projects in your portfolio?
  10. What are your top three tips for users looking to build their first e-learning portfolio?

Recording and Sharing Your Podcasts

Formats: Save each audio clip as its own file. Use a naming convention that makes it easy to identify each audio file with the corresponding question. You can use numbers (1-11) or any format that works best for you.

Recommendation: SoundCloud was the tool of choice in our last challenge. You can set up a free account where you can post your clips. If you’d like us to host your clips, post a .zip file of your audio files and we'll happily upload them for you.

Extra credit: After recording your audio clips, post a summary of your answers on your own blog or in the forums.

Extra extra credit: For the overachievers in the community, try video recording your answers like folks did in the webcam video challenge.

Resources

Education Podcasts in Online Training

Check out our previous podcast and webcam interview challenges:

Last Week’s Challenge:

Before you rush off to your recording studio, check out the classic e-learning board games your fellow challenges shared over the past week:

Classic Board Games for E-Learning

E-Learning Board Games #137: Challenge | Recap

New to the E-Learning Challenges?

The weekly e-learning challenges are ongoing opportunities to learn, share, and build your e-learning portfolios. You can jump into any or all of the previous challenges anytime you want. I’ll update the recap posts to include your demos.

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