ERIC Number: ED432273
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Web-Based Electronic Teaching Portfolios for Preservice Teachers.
Milman, Natalie B.
This paper describes a qualitative research study concerning the use of the World Wide Web to create electronic teaching portfolios in a preservice teacher education pilot course at the University of Virginia. The goal of the pilot course was to learn about the participants' purpose in creating an electronic teaching portfolio, the process they employed to create one, and the learning gained in the process. Interviews with the participating preservice teacher education students, participant observation in their class, and analysis of the journals students maintained revealed that the process was constructivist, demanding, and multifaceted. A brief review of the literature is provided, as well as a discussion of the following empirical assertions that resulted from the study: (1) creating electronic teaching portfolios is a constructivist process that promotes an examination of students' beliefs, philosophies, objectives, and purposes for teaching; (2) constructing electronic teaching portfolios using technology, specifically the Web, was a complex and demanding process for students; and (3) students enrolled in the course to enhance their technology skills, to create a portfolio in a structured manner, and to make themselves more marketable for jobs. (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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