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ERIC Number: ED408250
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 34
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Intelligent Portfolios for Professional Development.
Wilcox, Bonita L.; And Others
The intelligent electronic portfolio goes beyond assessment of teachers to a method of strengthening their professional development in the classroom. Adopted for teachers in a 3-year doctoral program, the intelligent electronic portfolio is a collection of artifacts, indicating competencies and skills, a place to showcase accomplishments and achievements, and a living, working portfolio which makes learning visible. The core system chosen is the laptop portable computer. The elements of a portfolio (reading, thinking, interacting, demonstrating, and writing) are enhanced by the use of technology: (1) "reading" professional literature and organizing data requires network access (electronic mail, newsgroups, and World Wide Web access); (2) "thinking" about artifacts collected is easier for the teacher through the use of "Web Helper Applications"; (3) "interacting" with others in one's discipline is made possible through the use of distance learning media; (4) "writing" requires the use of office software, especially word processing and desktop publishing; and (5) "demonstrating" is possible with the help of a graphics presentation package. The CD-ROM is the ultimate product of the intelligent portfolio. Six figures display information on the intelligent portfolio. (Contains 29 references.) (SPM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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