Multimedia Writing Project Portfolios
Students in JRMC 2202 Multimedia Writing at The American University in Cairo were required to produce digital portfolios of the work they completed in the course.
Each portfolio should have at least the following components:
- Home page
- Computer Assisted Reporting (CAR)
- Twitter Scavenger Hunt (TSH)
- Photo Essay
There were other assignments/projects in the course including the Covering an Events assignment, but these are the components that will be featured on their portfolios.
In the past I had used Epsilen, a platform utilized by the university. However, Epsilen has not kept up with the digital times and it's a bit chunky.
After some research, I determined that Weebly was the best platform for this task. This decision was reached after watching a few introductory videos and the ease of use in building a website via the Weebly platform. The drag and drop component is super simple. The best part is that the end result has the potential to be organized and professional.
Students were given some time in class to work on the portfolios. They were also given detailed feedback after they posted a 'draft' of the portfolio.
The goal of the portfolio:
It should be error free because it is a showcase of their work to share for prospective internship or job opportunities.
Students should also be proud to display their body of work from the course in a public platform and in a professional manner.
This semester I taught three sections of this course. Here are the students' digital portfolios:
Multimedia Writing Section 1:
Yara Al K.
Multimedia Writing Section 2:
Multimedia Writing Section 3:
Congratulations to the students for their efforts. And good luck in to their future careers in the media.