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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 Wordpress.com. 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: https://concordia.udemy.com/course/wordpress-for-beginners-course/

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 Maya Hey.

Maya Hey is a Vanier scholar (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council) and PhD candidate (ABD) in Communication Studies at Concordia University. She was also a Concordia Public Scholar (2018-2019), aiming to bridge the gap between academic research, industry professionals, and media makers.

Schedule

Section 1
May 28 - June 18, 2021, 09:30 - 10:30, Fri

Disclaimer: Available spots is an estimation.
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