Your yoga teacher training ePortfolio. Document the journey as you learn to teach yoga. The intention is to record your reflections, acquired knowledge, questions and videos in an online location. You’re learning about yoga and its application in your current context, but you’re also discovering creative avenues to share your knowledge.
Choose five learning artefacts from the program. Each week there are suggested items to include in your eportfolio. Include minimum five artefacts in your yoga teacher training eporfolio.
At the end of the program, you will share your eportfolio with the class. You’ll present and describe each of your learning artefacts and why you chose them.
Sample ePortfolios from former students:
Options for your ePortfolio:
WordPress: The most customizable option for blogging. The options for formatting and additional plugins are infinite. I use wordpress to host my website and my learning management system (LMS). Free if you use their .wordpress suffix. i.e. katecovello.wordpress.com
Wix: Lots of simple design options. Beginner-friendly. Unfortunately, once you choose a template you’re stuck with it and it’s difficult to migrate your content to a different website later on. Free if you use their .wix suffix. i.e. katecovello.wix.com
Squarespace: Customizable options and easy-to-use page setup. Offers a 14-day free trial but after that you have to purchase a licence. Useful if you’re interested in setting up an online store or other business later on.
ePortfolio Shared Documents
Google drive: A simple place to organize all your material. The most readily-available formats are charts (think Excel) and word-processing docuements (think Word). If you don’t think you’ll need a personal website (ever), Google drive will suffice to share your content for this course. Simple, straightforward.
ePortfolio on Social Media
Facebook or Instagram Page
A professional Facebook or Instagram page can help organize your brand’s content and get your name out there. Keep in mind that Facebook and Instagram are saturated with brands, so if you’re a tiny brand, these aren’t the most helpful way to push your content to a broad demographic. Social pages are useful for sharing events and information with your own followers.
ePortfolio on Video-Hosting Platforms
If you’re exclusively going to produce your content via video, Youtube has the broadest reach of any video sharing platform. Youtube’s platform is full of ads and their customer service is frustrating though. If you want a smaller video-sharing platform consider:
The free space on Vimeo won’t be large enough for all your videos (they only offer 5 GB free), but you can pay to upgrade for more space. Vimeo is a very appealing platform if you’re considering selling your yoga content online because it is exclusively available to your customers and the videos aren’t preceded by advertising.
Other blogs and Social Media platforms
If you already use a particular platform to generate and share content, please use that to create your ePortfolio. Let me know if it’s a good one and I’ll add it to this list.