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ERIC Number: EJ1107610
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2157-622X
Making Learning Visible with ePortfolios: Coupling the Right Pedagogy with the Right Technology
Johnsen, Heidi L.
International Journal of ePortfolio, v2 n2 p139-148 2012
This essay captures one instructor's experience implementing, revising and re-implementing ePortfolio practices over several years at LaGuardia Community College, CUNY. It outlines and analyzes the strategies that have worked best in rendering more visible the learning process to students generally inexperienced in academic pursuits, namely (1) determining "learning" as the primary purpose of student ePortfolios, (2) helping students discover the language to talk about the learning process, (3) providing continual guidance to enforce critical and academic analysis, and (4) celebrating technological advances that have enhanced pedagogical changes. This process of experiment, failure, reflection, and success should be of interest to teachers and scholars concerned with using technology to empower learning among nontraditional students new to the college environment.
Center for Teaching and Learning, University of Georgia. North Instructional Plaza, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York
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