The ePortfolio: Wrap Up

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As you may know if you’ve been following the blog, I have started my masters this year in Applied Digital Learning. This ePortfolio was created to document my learning and growth throughout the course and then eventually throughout my professional career. It has been a rollercoaster of emotions of feeling like “I’ve got this!” and at the same time having no idea what was going on. Through all of that, I would not have made it to this point had it not been for the support and help of the lovely ladies in my learning community. Danielle Pyle, Lindsay Hoerig- Cavanagh, Lindsay Wallace, Maria Rodman, Michelle Richey, and Robin Ballard gave me immense amounts of encouragement, support, and some much needed laughs in the midst of this crazy and sometimes stressful journey we are all going on together. Our constant GroupMe messages and weekly meetings helped keep me on top of everything going on in both of my first courses. Because Dr. H stresses taking ownership of your own learning, this meant that we all had a type of freedom that we are not used to. As my cohorts have put it, I had complete control over my ePortfolio and the artistic touch to add to it. While freedom to do what you like is a great thing, I often felt overwhelmed and unsure of what to do. Without my learning community’s support and advice I don’t know what I would have done. I look forward to going through this journey the rest of the year with these same, strong, intelligent, hard-working ladies. They inspire me and make me want to do better. While my ePortfolio will continue to be a work in progress for a while, the two courses blended extremely well together. I was able to supplement my ePortfolio with things I had done in Disruptive Innovation. I believe this overlap enriched my learning as well as my ePortfolio. The readings, videos, assignments often gave me blog post ideas or ways to better my ePortfolio. I can also say I learned much more than I had thought. Not only in the education world but within technology as well. I had the naive and somewhat arrogant approach that since I am young, I would not have trouble learning the ins and outs of the technology portion of digital learning. Like I said, arrogant. This was not true at all. I often struggled with my blog posts, with the overall design of my website and changed my look several times. I expect this will continue as I add to my ePortfolio and learn more in my future courses. I look forward to continued growth and learning through the program. I hope you continue to follow along and grow with me.


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