NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
ERIC Number: EJ1107612
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2157-622X
Class Syllabi, General Education, and ePortfolios
Appling, Jeffrey; Gancar, Jessica; Hughes, Shiree; Saad, Alex
International Journal of ePortfolio, v2 n2 p199-206 2012
A study of undergraduate student experience with class syllabi revealed several concerns for improvement in areas directly related to General Education and assessment strategies using electronic portfolios. We report several student interests and suggestions, including the need for consistent syllabi that contain information designed to promote success in classes. Students report that faculty members teaching General Education courses have not adequately engaged in helping them with electronic portfolio requirements. Results of this study suggest that better communication, through carefully constructed syllabi, is needed to connect students and instructors to the importance of General Education and the use of electronic portfolios for assessment and student documentation of learning.
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 - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Carolina
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A