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Yes you have had your time to improve your first portfolio – and I hope you have taken that chance. As it is on to your second portfolio assignment, with the initial research taking place over the next few weeks – GULP!

First of all you will need to go back to your ITGS guide and look through the section on Areas of Impact. Remember the first portfolio had to be on Business and Employment – well the second is your choice but must fit into one of the five remaining areas – Science and Environment, Education, Politics and Government, Arts Entertainment and Leisure and finally Health. Look underneath the main descriptions into some of the areas the IB suggest that you might like to look and the sorts of areas that your article might consider.

Once you have chosen an area you would like to focus on then it is time to start researching an excellent article. Remember you can use your Bloglines Aggregator or other internet resources but don’t forget that sometimes the best articles are in the ‘old skool’ newspapers and magazines. You will need to research three different articles over the next two weeks – using the ITGS trainagle as your initial analysis tool. For each of the three articles you choose – you must post a blogpost, discussing your analysis and whether you think this would be a good article to research further. Remember these articles cannot be more than 6 months old.

Please be creative and choose interesting subjects outside your comfort zone – looking at IT systems you may not have thought of or studied so far. I would also think carefully sometimes the best portfolios and so articles come from the seemingly less interesting Areas of Impact. It might be an area which we have not studied yet.

As always I will be expecting each of you to comment on each others posts, giving thoughtful advice and ideas.

I am looking forward to your article, so stop tweeting and get down to some blogging.

P.S. I will put back the date for handin of the Spreadsheet task until next Monday 🙂

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