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ERIC Number: ED521435
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 172
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1241-5817-4
Transitioning to eportfolios in a First-Year Writing Program
Cottrill, Brittany Barger
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Bowling Green State University
Building off the scholarship of paper-based portfolio systems, electronic portfolios have been a topic of scholarly conversation across the university, particularly in writing studies, education, and distance education. Much of current portfolio scholarship focuses on one of three areas. First, there is increased attention being paid to how instructors can use electronic portfolios in their professional development. Second, there is a focus on reflection of the use of electronic portfolios. And finally, research is being conducted about how electronic portfolios may lead to life-long learning for students. What seems to be missing, however, is a clear discussion of how programs are using electronic portfolios and how the use of such portfolios in a specific program may help other institutions implement new assessment standards. Guided by ethnographically-informed research, and through a combination of observations, interviews, and textual analyses, this dissertation examined a small, private liberal arts university as it transitioned to digital portfolios in their first-year writing program. Working with multiple stakeholders, including the Writing Program Administrator, instructors, students, and portfolio evaluators, this study generates a rich picture of the transition as a way to generate suggestions and implications for others to follow in a similar transition. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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