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ERIC Number: ED470133
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Nov
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
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The Development of a Model for Using E-Portfolios in Instructional Technology Programs.
Macedo, Peter; Snider, Richard; Penny, Samantha; Laboone, Emet
E-portfolios have an ease of use that former paper-based portfolios do not. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University uses e-portfolios as a method to assess students in the Instructional Technology graduate program. A core of volunteer graduate students assumed the responsibility of designing a model for using e-portfolios based on the new Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) standards. This paper explores the process and decisions involved in developing a specification for an easy-to-use e-portfolio system to assess, evaluate and display graduate students' work. Issues discussed include the nature of the students' role in the development of the model and their subsequent recommendations for preserving a well-defined structure for the e-portfolio to meet the needs of the faculty without sacrificing the ability of the students to be creative with the display of the content. Implemented items form this investigation included a template-based system with a checklist of required components for the e-portfolio. Included in the recommendations is a data-drive approach that separates the content from the structure of the e-portfolio, making it possible to easily enter the information and re-purpose it for a variety of formats and uses. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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