Part 4 focuses on the different types of content that you may wish to include in your portofolio.
An instructional designer's portfolio is a collection of work that showcases their skills, experience, and achievements in the field of instructional design. The portfolio should include a variety of samples that demonstrate the designer's abilities and showcase the different types of instructional materials they can create. The following are some examples of what an instructional designer's portfolio might include:
- Project summaries: A brief overview of the projects the instructional designer has worked on, including the project objectives, target audience, and the instructional strategies used.
- Samples of instructional materials: Examples of instructional materials the designer has created, such as lesson plans, course outlines, assessments, and e-learning modules.
- Design documents: Examples of design documents such as storyboards, design templates, and script/instructional content.
- Evaluation reports: Reports that demonstrate the designer's ability to evaluate the effectiveness of instructional materials and make revisions as needed.
- Testimonials: Testimonials from clients, colleagues, or supervisors who can vouch for the designer's skills and work ethic.
- Professional Development: Certificates, diplomas, or other professional development activities the designer has completed.
- Awards and Recognition: Any awards or recognition the designer has received for their work in instructional design
It's important to keep in mind that a portfolio is meant to showcase the designer's best work and should be tailored to the specific audience and purpose. The portfolio should be well-organized, easy to navigate, and visually appealing. It should also be regularly updated with new work and achievements.