Short Title:Portfolio Development
Full Title:Portfolio Development
Module Code:PFLO H4000
Credits: 4
NFQ Level:8
Field of Study:Audio-visual techniques and media production
Module Delivered in no programmes
Module Author:Deirdre Kennedy
Module Description:The Portfolio Development module is designed to further prepare students for the transition from undergraduate to graduate placement and/or the work environment. The emphasis is on creating and managing multiple platforms for showcasing students’ creative work and achievements both online and offline. Students will learn to recognise strengths and weaknesses in their work. The final e-portfolio will demonstrate professional presentation techniques that display an aggregation of students' creative work that showcases their achievements, expertise and mastery of skills and content. It will support a positive digital identity and personal online branding.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Organise their best work into subject areas for e-portfolio presentation which will function as a live CV
LO2 Appraise the value of eportfolio development and application to lifelong learning
LO3 Reflect on their learning achievements, mastery and progress to date
LO4 Make a presentation of their work for peer review and feedback
LO5 Demonstrate the planning, administrative and management skills required to organise a public exhibition.
LO6 Identify and describe strengths and weaknesses in their work and self assessment
Pre-requisite learning
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

Module Content & Assessment

Content (The percentage workload breakdown is inidcative and subject to change) %
Digital Media Management
Introduction to eportfolios for professional growth; critique and comparisons of different styles and tools; consideration of audience; identification of creative work; development of personal graphic identity; optimising and compression for multiple platforms.
E-Portfolio for personal and professional purposes
E-portfolios and personal reflection; creating a learner centred and career focused portfolio; the use of blogs as online reflective journals; the writing of personal biographies; critique and self-assessment.
Exhibition Planning
Issues around effective event management; delegation, project selection, role of Event Manager, subcommittee work, costs, facilities, timescales, guests, hospitality etc. Media management, sponsorship and promotion including social media strategy. All planning and preproduction for the annual student showcase of work for public exhibition.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Development of an on-line portfolio of creative work encompassing a variety of appropriate methods of presenting material across different formats. 1,2,3,4,6 40.00 n/a
Assignment Conceive, organise and prepare for a real-world public exhibition of their work to a professional standard. 3,5 30.00 n/a
Reflective Journal This is a document written as a critique and evaluation of their role in the creation of a portfolio of work and the requirements of producing the end of year graduate show. 2,3 30.00 n/a
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

IT Tallaght reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Time No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 6.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Baron, Cynthia L 2009, Designing a Digital Portfolio, California New Riders
  • Marincola, Paula 2007, What Makes a Great Exhibition?, University of the Arts, Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative, US
  • Hartnell-Young, E., and Morris, M., 2007, Digital Portfolios:Powerful Tools for Promoting Professional Growth and Reflection, Thousand Oaks California Corwin Press
  • Higher Education Funding Council of England 2008, Effective Practice with e-Portfolios. Supporting 21st Century Learning, Creative Commons
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources