I will be leading a discussion on portfolios at our local ATD training special interest group. My focus is on the problem of proprietary or confidential material and companies keeping all training inhouse vs. your need to have a portfolio. I am reaching out to you for input on how you have solved this, whether you are a contractor or not. I personally come from an employee perspective. Ideas I have:
- Negotiate to use content in some way (difficult to get approval)
- De-identify and make completely generic
- Consider negotiating on how the content is used-publicly on a website, privately during interviews, etc.
- Negotiate with employer to complete e-learning challenges at work to use in your portfolio and develop your skills (make sure you get in writing that acceptable to share publicly!)
- Use PowerPoint as your portfolio/at home development tool to share (doesn't necessarily show your best work)
- Purchase a second copy of development tool and do independent projects such as e-learning challenges (expensive)
- Storyline EULA indicates the following. I'm not sure if this means you can or can't use it for personal and business purposes, but I chose to purchase a second copy so there was no question for my employers or Articulate. 2.3 Limitations. Licensed Products may only be used for Licensee’s internal business purposes, but not by more than the number of authorized Users for which all fees have been paid by or on behalf of Licensee. Unless Licensor expressly permits a greater number, User (but not any other person) may install and use the Licensed Products on up to 2 computers, provided the same User is the primary user of both computers and does not share the license.
Thank you in advance for any input you can provide.