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ERIC Number: EJ1107805
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 14
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-2157-622X
The ePortfolio as a Living Portal: A Medium for Student Learning, Identity, and Assessment
Nguyen, Celeste Fowles
International Journal of ePortfolio, v3 n2 p135-148 2013
This research examines the influence of college students' electronic portfolios (i.e., ePortfolios) on learning, identity, and assessment. The study creates a narrative of students' experiences with ePortfolios that integrates critical hermeneutic theory. Findings demonstrate the diverse experiences of research participants who used ePortfolios for advising and mentoring purposes or to present an academic identity to employers or faculty. This research presents ePortfolios as a way to engage with others about identity, to expand on prior understandings and ways of being, and to create a coherent narrative of past, present, and future. The implications may guide educators in developing ePortfolio programs that prepare students for authentic, ethical living in a global and ever-changing world.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California
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