ERIC Number: ED422274
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jan
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Digital Portfolio Production Among Preservice Secondary Teachers.
Lennex, Lesia C.
This article describes the processes used to create and complete a digital portfolio during a 12-week student teaching experience at Morehead State University. This pilot study took place during the 1996-1997 school year. The study examined perceptions of digital portfolios among a group of 16 preservice secondary teachers. Study objectives included using their perceptions and current technology to develop a model of successful digital portfolio use and implementing the production of digital portfolios among preservice teachers as an alternative to traditional portfolios. Student teachers received training and were required to demonstrate competency in a variety of computer skills and to work on their portfolios. They were required to pass two computer skills courses. On the first and last day of each semester, students responded to questions regarding technology attitudes and practices. None had yet completed their portfolios when the final survey occurred. Results indicated that their attitudes toward technology were clarified somewhat during the semester. The students indicated some enthusiasm toward digital portfolios, but they had trepidation due to a lack of perceived technical skill. Of the 16 participating preservice teachers, 9 successfully completed the digital portfolio, which contained a resume, educational philosophy, lesson plans, student work, and letters of references and/or transcripts. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Kentucky