Creating Your Digital Profile
In today’s digital world, your first introduction to people is often online. You can often tell when someone has taken the time to consider the image they are putting forth through their profile. Look at a few online profiles of people you know and don’t know, for example, on LinkedIn or Facebook, or on your institution’s website. What impressions do you get from these profiles? Do you feel that the person is focused, caring, arrogant, artistic, clever or boring? Consider what you like and don’t like about what and how people present themselves through their online profiles. Now look at your own online profiles, both personal and professional, and consider what impression others might get from them.
Consider what kind of a profile you would make to introduce yourself to a potential COIL partner. What information do you want to include?
One important element of an online profile is an introductory video. For this module, you will need to create a video to introduce yourself to other participants in this workshop. Before you get started on your video, take a look at the video profiles below that have been created by other COIL professors. In these videos, you will note that the professors briefly describe themselves, their institution, their discipline and course content areas, and what sort of experience they hope to provide their students through a COIL module.
After you have seen some profile video examples, create a video of your own to add to our Intro to COIL Padlet. You don’t need special equipment to make an introductory video, a webcam and computer microphone or your mobile phone will work fine. When you upload your video, please make sure to post it under Module 2 on the Intro to COIL Padlet. We’ve also put together some tips for creating a high quality video:
If you have any questions about this module or anything about COIL, post them under the Questions column in our Intro to COIL Padlet.