CN vs. LinkedIn
Compared to LinkedIn, CN is specifically designed for STUDENTS. Students can network with each other via CN ePortfolio based on shared academic interests and skills. CN offers a variety of access permissions (Public, My Instructors, My Class, Password Protect, Only Me) to protect students’ privacy. Most importantly, CN supports users in uploading learning artifacts, writing detailed reflections, and creating evidence-rich Showcases. Therefore, CN is an ePortfolio, not just a profile page.
Can I incorporate CN with LinkedIn?
If you have a LinkedIn account, you can put your CN ePortfolio URL on your LinkedIn page to show documented learning artifacts. On the other hand, you may add your LinkedIn URL to your CN ePortfolio to expand your career network.
CN vs. Wix, Google Sites, Weebly
In comparing these sites to CN, the disadvantages of these web building platforms are:
- Lack of networking options. Each ePortfolio is an isolated website. Students cannot easily find others’ ePortfolio to visit, leave recommendations, endorsements, or ratings.
- Don't support badges and artifact verification features.
- Don't support job search and employer visitor tracking functions.
- Unavailability of institution-level ePortfolio analytics. Please take a look at the ePortfolio analytics CN provides.
CN vs. Coding Your Own Website
If you want to demonstrate your web design and development skills, coding your own ePortfolio website is likely the best option. However, most students do not have the necessary skills to pursue this option. In addition, the disadvantages of Wix, Google Sites, Weebly, and other free website builders also apply to self-coded ePortfolios.
CN, on the other hand, doesn’t require any web programming skills. Everything is ready to be filled. Watch this tutorial to see how quickly you can build your CN ePortfolio. Even though you cannot completely personalize your CN ePortfolio, you still have other customization options like adding a cover image, changing section titles, and reordering the sections.
If you have questions or would like to see how CN compares to other ePortfolio platforms, feel free to contact us firstname.lastname@example.org.