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Last November I posted about Google Sites. I had only begun playing with them at the time. Now that I’ve used them more, I can share some more informed thoughts.
Google Sites are fairly easy to edit, but a website in general is probably not the place to record daily–or even weekly–progress in assorted projects. Such regular updating is better suited to a blog, a Twitter feed, or a Facebook page.
That said I can still see a site as a showcase for my professional activities. I am still exploring the possible widgets I can use, but documents, images and hyperlinks would probably meet my needs at this time. I will have to think about those needs as the site evolves.
Though it no longer reflects my original concept of a developmental portfolio, the site can still serve a purpose. Using information to accomplish a specific purpose is part of information literacy (ACRL, 2000).
Association of College & Research Libraries. (2000). Information literacy competency standards for higher education. Retrieved from http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/informationliteracycompetency