ERIC Number: ED490119
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jun
DVD Portfolios as a Strategic Career Move
Phillips, Scott L.
Association of Small Computer Users in Education (ASCUE), 37th, Myrtle Beach, SC, June 6-10, 2004
While the author was completing his doctorate in music education, part of his workload as a graduate assistant included observing student teachers. One of the requirements of the Education College was for each student teacher to create a digital portfolio of his or her work. The students were to author web pages containing examples of their work in the classroom, their teaching philosophy, a short bio, and a resume. Unfortunately, very few of the students had the skill or experience to author web pages. While there was a "Portfolio Boot Camp" that each of the students was to attend, in which they were given a crash course on using "Dreamweaver," the limited experience combined with the student teachers' limited schedules allowed very few of the students to ever get past an index page, much less to the point of having a viable product that any future employer could look at. The author wondered if there was a better way to create a digital record of student work that could be easily accessed by future employers. This paper attempts to answer this question and proposes a new option for the digital student teaching portfolio that overcomes many of the challenges inherent in Internet portfolios. [For complete proceedings, see ED490093.]
Descriptors: Internet, Student Teachers, Student Teaching, Portfolios (Background Materials), Portfolio Assessment, Computer Literacy, Web Sites
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A