The ePortfolio program implemented into Salt Lake Community College curriculum is aggravating, pointless and a complete waste of time. Every student at SLCC views the ePortfolio as something more useless than the unfinished sandstone carving of what we assume to be a Bruin.
There is no social aspect of our academic efforts here at SLCC that needs to be captured and shared. Let Facebook be Facebook – if someone needs to know about something we have done, we will find a way to share it.
We have been told that the ePortfolio will be useful in accomplishing our aspirations.
Future employers will not care – schools we plan on attending will not care – and no one will ever care about a paper written for a philosophy class or a group project from a math class here at SLCC. It might be more effective to tell employers when interviewing for a job that we are Eagle Scouts. No one cares.
Who was even being considered when the idea of the ePortfolio was created? A graphic design major will continually update and manage a portfolio of his or her work, but does everyone else? No.
So should we require everyone else to do so? No. Teachers are struggling to make up assignments for students to post their work just to fit these ePortfolio demands. Will writing a paper for an Intro to Biology class help us learn the material better? No – it will impede our ability to jump through what hoops already exist.
How dare you come into our classes with the audacity to force our participation in this ridiculous scheme? Let us not waste our time with this. Rather, dare we suggest, take the time, money and efforts spent on the ePortfolio program and put it all towards something that will benefit the student body; find more teachers who actually care, assist any student aid program, even another fountain in the middle of the campus would be more beneficial than what the ePortfolio is doing for us.
At least answer our questions. Why are we being forced to do this? What is the point of the ePortfolio? Why are our grades being threatened if we do not comply with the ePortfolio demands?