Interview Presentation/Portfolio

Hello all! 

I am writing for some advice. I have recently been asked to interview for a position as an educational technology specialist at a hospital. I have been building online courses for about 8 years, however, they have only been in the k-8 subjects and I wasn't involved in the planning, implementing or evaluating. I only took manuscripts and built them into interactive courses. I have been asked to prepare a 5-7 minute presentation showcasing my elearning experience by demonstrating an elearning project I have recently built - including a demo. I have also taken a couple of courses in elearning design, planning, and implementing, but didn't actually do any building of the courses. So I am stuck on whether to focus on a course I built in storyline that is kid focused (that I formatted but someone else authored and planned) or to focus on one I have "created" from scratch but don't have an actual prototype to show. I also am wondering if anyone has any good attention grabbers to start my presentation off?

In addition, I have been asked to bring a portfolio. I haven't built a strictly elearning one as of yet - and am stuck on whether to create it online or printed form, or both.  Any advise would be greatly appreciated. 

1 Reply
Allison LaMotte

Hi Lisa,

I think it's fine to show examples that you've created in the past, and just explain to them, like you did here, which parts you were in charge of.

It also wouldn't hurt to create a new course, maybe something hospital-themed, from scratch if you have time. This will make it easier for them to imagine the types of courses you could create for them.

For your portfolio, I would say definitely do it online. A printed portfolio won't give them enough information about your skills. Here are some resources to help you figure out what to include and how to build it:

I hope that helps! :)