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ERIC Number: EJ1142597
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2157-622X
Close Reading: Engaging and Empowering History Students through Document Analysis on ePortfolio
Getman-Eraso, Jordi; Culkin, Kate
International Journal of ePortfolio, v7 n1 p29-42 2017
This article examines the intersection of the scholarship on ePortfolio and history pedagogy through an analysis of the success of the integration of Digication's Conversations feature into history courses at Bronx Community College (BCC). History professors at BCC have used the feature, which allows people to highlight and comment on text and respond to comments, to have students contribute to group analyses of primary source documents. This exercise combines the active learning, reflection, metacognition, and integrative learning recommended in both bodies of scholarship. The article includes quantitative and qualitative analyses of student success in hybrid courses that include Conversations, with the results suggesting ePortfolio use can intensify the development of historical thinking.
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: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)
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