ERIC Number: ED485082
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Adopting an Electronic Portfolio System: Key Considerations for Decision Makers
Fiedler, Rebecca L.; Pick, Dorothy
Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 27th, Chicago, IL, October 19-23, 2004
The use of electronic portfolios for authentic student assessment is growing rapidly (Batson, 2002). Creating portfolios electronically offers a number of benefits not available using traditional paper-based portfolios. Advantages include the portability from one application or institution to another, wider accessibility of the portfolio, and the reusability of artifacts in different contexts and to create multiple portfolios. As technological and pedagogical considerations are addressed, a set of requirements will emerge. The requirements and preference decisions, along with the results of usability testing, should guide selection of an electronic portfolio system. This paper addresses many of these decisions in detail, describes selected electronic portfolio systems, and identifies additional eportfolio resources.
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Portfolio Assessment, Computer Assisted Testing, Evaluation Methods, Decision Making, Student Evaluation, Guidelines, Educational Technology
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Authoring Institution: Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Washington, DC.