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(1) e-Portfolio & (2) Academic Reflection Instructions
(1) e-Portfolio structure
Your electronic portfolio, or e-Portfolio, is a collection of artefacts that can help you develop new or deeper learning about the topics we have covered this semester. e-Portfolios can be shared with others and used to collect cases exemplifying your learning throughout your career as a student at RMIT. These examples will prove helpful when applying for a job.
Whereas e-Portfolios for Accountants or Nursing students will collect cases of clients or patients they have treated, and provide a handy reference library for their future practice, your e-Portfolio as a Business Student has a similar purpose – with a twist. Your e-Portfolio is a library of cases and business resources with learnings you want to refer to in your future business career.
Each section of your e-portfolio should include a link to your artefact, followed by a short statement about why you have chosen that artefact: sample e-portfolio.
What is an artefact?
An artefact is something (written, audio, visual) that represents some part of your learning. You will have four artefacts in your e-Portfolio:
- You will choose (2) two cases from the selection provided in Canvas (see suggestions below). You must choose two cases from different Course Themes. For example, you cannot pick two cases from Module/Theme 2.
- You will choose (1) micro-credential from the three provided in Canvas (In the Modules tab to the left)
- You will include information (1) for your LinkedIn profile (populated according to the specifications below)
Why do I need to use artefacts to create an e-Portfolio?
Artefacts are evidence on which you will write a report. You can also use and add to your e-Portfolio throughout your Undergraduate degree and potentially into the job market.
Your LinkedIn and Micro Credential artefacts should be accompanied by a reflective statement in your e-portfolio (100 – 120 words). These statements reflect why your LinkedIn profile has the components you chose, or why you chose a particular Micro Credential. In these statements, you should demonstrate learning from one of the course Modules. A sample e-portfolio is provided for your reference.
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Recommended cases (pick two cases from different Modules)
Module 2: Managing in Organisations
- Sir Richard Branson: managing groups and teams at VirginActions
- Icebreaker: from local to globalActions
- Take a risk on disruptive innovationActions
Module 3: The Functions of Management
- Planning and strategic management at Coca-ColaActions
- Fashion retail strategies: Zara versus H&MActions
Choose one of the following micro-credentials (available in Modules):
- Emotional Intelligence
- Overcoming Bias and Assumptions
- Intrapreneurship: Negotiating the System
As part of your e-portfolio, you must fill in your LinkedIn profile with:
- a personal statement
- your education
- the Micro-credential you have completed
Once you have filled in your details, you must populate your profile by developing and engaging with your network by following at least:
- 3 LinkedIn influencers
- 3 companies
- 3 academic institutions
You must also engage with your network by:
- Liking or commenting on 6 posts on LinkedIn
Once you have filled in and populated your profile, you can compare your profile to the LinkedIn profile sections to be completed.
(2) Academic Reflection
You will write a 1500 word report that you submit in TurnitIn on the link provided in Canvas. In the report there are six sections. The word counts are suggestions:
- 1 Introduction to describe the overall structure of the academic reflection (100 words)
- 1 section for each of the case study analyses (each case study is 500 words) – see how to write a case using RMIT’s instructions (Links to an external site.)
- 1 section to explain what you learned in your micro-credential (150 words) – this can be the same text from your e-Portfolio
- 1 section to explain how you chose to populate your LinkedIn profile (150 words) – this can be the same text from your e-Portfolio. You will find useful resources on creating and analysing your Linkedin profile in the Week 12 Supplementary Readings in the Reading List.
- 1 Conclusion to describe what ‘summary’ learning you achieved from creating the e-portfolio (100 words)
Remember to consistently link each section of the report to a relevant/appropriate management theory that you learned this semester.
Being specific, instead of making general statements, will improve the quality of your effort – and your mark.