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ERIC Number: EJ1076089
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1941-1766
Assessing Graduate Engineering Programs with ePortfolios: A Comprehensive Design Process
Kajfez, Rachael L.; Mohammadi-Aragh, Mahnas J.; Brown, Philip R.; Mann, Katharine A.; Carrico, Cheryl A.; Cross, Kelly J.; Janeski, John A.; McNair, Lisa D.
Advances in Engineering Education, v3 n3 Win 2013
ePortfolios (ePs) have been used in a variety of applications ranging from undergraduate assessment to graduate student work showcases. We hypothesize that the flexible, individualized nature of ePs makes them suitable assessment tools for graduate engineering programs, which are likewise flexible and individualized. Our investigation resulted in a systematic design process that can be used to create eP systems for graduate programmatic assessment. The process was used to develop eP assessment systems for three different engineering graduate programs. Results indicate that (1) the end products, the eP assessment systems, were directly affected by the graduate programs' culture and vision of graduate engineering assessment, and that (2) ePs are flexible based on departmental or program needs. Therefore, we conclude that ePs are appropriate for assessment in graduate engineering programs and that a systematic process of development can be used.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: 1055595