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Behance for Education

Behance is a digital portfolio system that is popular among artists. This makes it ideal for visual art students to develop their professional resumes for use after graduation. But portfolios have many uses beyond displaying work for business; they can also be used as teaching devices. Many faculty use the traditional research paper to assess student learning. While a text assignment certainly has its place, the world has transitioned from pure text to a more visual communication format that combines text with images, videos, and graphics. The internet is the first place we go to find information, and how many websites are nothing but text? Being able to communicate persuasively today requires not only good writing skills but also the ability to integrate text with other media to capture an audience’s attention and amplify a message.

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