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ERIC Number: EJ1107813
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2157-622X
Using ePortfolios to Measure Student Learning in a Graduate Preparation Program in Higher Education
Janosik, Steven M.; Frank, Tara E.
International Journal of ePortfolio, v3 n1 p13-20 2013
Ten second-year master's students in a higher education program participated in this study, which was designed to assess their experience with an electronic portfolio that had been introduced recently as a primary component of their comprehensive exam. This qualitative study used a focus group and long-interview methods for data collection. Participants responded to an interview protocol of several open-ended questions that allowed them to discuss their experiences and challenges with this capstone experience. Through a variety of coding techniques, five themes emerged: (a) students have difficulty adapting to change; (b) reflection and decision-making takes time; (c) students need regular reassurance; (d) students learn a great deal about themselves; and (e) the ePortfolio is a very powerful experience. Findings suggest several implications for practice, including preparing new professionals, being a new professional, and supervising new professionals.
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
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