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ERIC Number: ED408356
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 19
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The Use of Portfolios in Professional Education: A Multimedia Model of Instructional Methodology.
Backer, Patricia Ryaby
This paper discusses a technological enhancement of traditional portfolios, electronic CD-ROM portfolios. The Division of Technology at San Jose State University offers a concentration in document design and management (DDM) to prepare students for the future in global communications. As part of the requirements for graduation in the DDM concentration, students were required to complete an electronic portfolio of academic and work experiences, using this activity as a capstone experience in order to demonstrate proficiency and to create a multimedia work to showcase the work done in their educational career. The electronic portfolio was piloted in 1996 with 14 students. Four students presented electronic resumes in the model of traditional paper-and-pencil resumes with few multimedia features. The second group of four resumes maintained the structure of the traditional resume but expanded each section with multimedia features such as videos and sound. The last group of six resumes broke with tradition and created new structures with complex multimedia features. These resumes demonstrated the way in which electronic resumes, as outgrowths of portfolios, can encourage students to express themselves visually. (Contains 8 figures and 13 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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