As you work on your ePortfolio, consider the theme or message you would like to communicate to your audience. A theme does not need to be a concrete word or phrase, but rather a concept that connects your professional goals with your personal interests and experiences. Having a theme will help you create a more unified body of work. As you begin to notice the underlying threads that connect your experiences, you can select artifacts, write reflections, and design pages in a way that reinforces your theme.
The About Me page is important because it is often the first page your audience sees. You should consider crafting this section to introduce both yourself and your theme or message. Use the About Me Page worksheet to start brainstorming content to include in your About Me page.
Click here to see an example of an ePortfolio that incorporates a coherent theme. This ePortfolio was created by Patience Marsh.