Digital Portfolios 101 for Faculty

How to Build your Professional Presence Online


Danielle DeVoss, Ph.D.


Thursday, November 12, 2015

11:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m.


Delphi Center Lab, Ekstrom Library

What is your “online professional presence”? How might you cultivate a unified scholarly and teaching “self” on the Internet?

This interactive workshop is designed to help you get started creating and curating your online professional presence. Thomas R. Watson Scholar-in-Residence Dànielle Nicole DeVoss will guide you in thinking through the purpose and potentials of having a digital portfolio, including how to identify, select, and use the many (mostly free and easy to use) web-based tools. Lunch will be provided and registration is required.

As a result of attending this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Identify the importance and value of having a digital presence on spaces such as Google Scholar and ResearchGate, along with having a professional portfolio site;
  • Gain a sense of what to include, tone, style, and general conventions by exploring existing digital portfolios of other academics;
  • Address technical specifics such as server space, web hosts, and domain name;
  • Identify sites and (mostly free) spaces for building and hosting your own digital portfolio.

Registration is no longer allowed for this event

Facilitator Bio

danielle devossDànielle Nicole DeVoss is the 2015 Thomas R. Watson Scholar in Residence, a position designed to continue the two-year theme of “Responsivity,” ways of being a responsive scholar, teacher, and community engaged scholar. Building on last year’s national conference here at UofL also addressing the theme of Responsively, Dr. DeVoss shares her expertise with those interested in digital composing, with graduate students in Composition and Rhetoric, and with various community engaged projects across campus.

DeVoss’ research interests include computer/technological literacies; digital-visual rhetorics; social and cultural entrepreneurship; innovation and creativity; and intellectual property issues in digital space. DeVoss' work has most recently appeared in College English; Computers and Composition; Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy; and Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture.

DeVoss co-edited (with Heidi McKee) Digital Writing Research: Technologies, Methodologies, and Ethical Issues (2007, Hampton Press), which won the 2007 Computers and Composition Distinguished Book Award. DeVoss also co-edited (with Heidi McKee and Dickie Selfe) Technological Ecologies and Sustainability, the first title to be published by Computers and Composition Digital Press, the first digital press in the U.S. with a university press imprint.

Her recent books include Because Digital Writing Matters (with Eidman-Aadahl and Troy Hicks, 2010); Understanding and Creating Multimodal Projects (2012); Digital Writing Assessment and Evaluation (with Heidi McKee, 2013); and Cultures of Copyright (with Martine Courant Rife, 2014).

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