Portfolio Guide

Introduction

A Master's degree in Instructional Technology means more than a transcript and diploma. You will compile a large collection of products that demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that you have acquired throughout your program of study. Collectively, these products provide evidence of your success in the program. These products, when combined with personal reflections, provide the artifacts necessary to represent a student's knowledge base.

Completing an electronic portfolio is the comprehensive exit requirement for UNI graduate students earning a Master's degree in Instructional Technology.  The portfolio is the culminating activity in which you organize artifacts and reflect on their importance with regard to your professional development. Your reflections will be integrated into a portfolio along with artifacts and additional reflection about the broader impact of your work as a whole.

Your portfolio should to be completed by the 13th week of the semester during which you plan to graduate.  You will submit your portfolio to an assigned faculty member.  This member will review your creation and then provide feedback and suggestions for improving the portfolio’s effectiveness. You will be expected to make the suggested changes and continue to resubmit your portfolio until it is passed.

 

This web site is designed to provide you with the information necessary to complete your portfolio successfully. It includes:

  • Format - While the overall format for your portfolio is up to you, there are some guidelines.
  • Structure - an explanation of the organizational framework of your portfolio.
  • Artifacts - The required set of artifacts is listed.
  • Reflections - The various reflection prompts are provided.
  • Personal Achievements - Include your accomplishments applying what you have been learning in the IT program.
  • Standards - Links to the standards for aligning your portfolio are included.
  • Assessment - The rubric for assessing your portfolio is posted.