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ERIC Number: ED543181
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-2161-623X
Using E-Portfolios and ESL Learners
Alawdat, Maha
Online Submission, US-China Education Review A v3 n5 p339-351 May 2013
This study examines the use of e-portfolios for ESL (English as a second language) learners. The data were collected by reviewing 11 empirical studies from 2010-2012 in order to synthesize meaningful information about e-portfolios for ESL/EFL (English as a foreign language) acquisition. The studies were coded into two main categories: learning gains, including language proficiency and assessment, and technical skills. The findings showed that using e-portfolios motivated and enhanced students' writing, language learning, assessment, and technical skills. The findings also revealed that there was a questionable attitude among educators about the differences between using paper-based portfolios and e-portfolios for writing development. Finally, the review suggested e-portfolios for ecological issues and educational purposes. (Contains 1 table and 3 figures.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Egypt; Hong Kong; New Zealand; Philippines; Taiwan; Turkey; United States