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GPDI552 - Build Your ePortfolio with Beginner Wordpress

This course combines the learning of two professional skills into one: you will learn how to build your ePortfolio while also learning how to use This project-based course will be taught over 4 weeks using multiple channels, including video tutorials on Udemy (up to 6 hours), Zoom lectures (4 hours), and weekly assignments. Components of your ePortfolio will be due incrementally so that, by the end of course, you will have a version of an ePortfolio that you can share with potential collaborators and/or employers. No previous Wordpress knowledge is required.

Your ePortfolio is a personal website that encapsulates your work as a graduate student and early career professional. Think of it as an expanded CV. Whereas a CV ‘tells’ the reader of your achievements, the ePortfolio ‘shows’ the reader what you’ve done in detail. ePortfolio’s are increasingly requested in job applications since they summarize your skills and accomplishments in a way that is aesthetically pleasing. It is an opportunity to show your professional identity and maybe even be discovered!

The ePortfolio for this course will contain the following pages:
1. About: a brief biographical statement
2. Contact: a way to encourage correspondence
3. Projects: publications, multimedia/audiovisual works, media appearances, etc.
4. Optional pages for your education, research interests, extracurricular activities, etc.

This hybrid course spans 4 weeks with four 1-hour synchronous lectures over Zoom on Friday mornings. Between the weekly lectures, participants MUST consult recommended videos available through the Udemy workshop, “Wordpress for Beginners - Master Wordpress Quickly” taught by Andrew Williams. These videos will cover essential information that will not be covered in the lectures but is key to building your ePortfolio. A Moodle site will also exist.

Udemy course link:

Learning Objectives

In this workshop you will learn to:
- Acquire a domain, design a site map, and build a basic Wordpress website
- Explore themes and tools to customize a website using best practices
- Create an ePortfolio featuring your projects, biographical statement, and contact information

Leaders Information

This workshop is led by Patricia Branco Cornish.

Patricia Branco Cornish is a social media and online design specialist with wide experience showing and selling products and services for the web. She spent the past two years as GradProSkills social media coordinator, designer, photographer, video editor and blog writer.
Patricia has an entrepreneurial background and runned her own art gallery and interior design business in São Paulo. Previously, she spent more than fifteen years working in the banking industry with international financial institutions across several geographies like London, Paris, Madrid and The Netherlands. Patricia holds an MBA from IESE Business School and a Master’s in Art History from the University of São Paulo (Brazil). She is a PhD student in the Communications Department at Concordia. Her research focuses on oral history, dictatorship and feminist art practices.


Section 1
October 22 - November 12, 2021, 11:00 - 12:00, Fri

Disclaimer: Available spots is an estimation.
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