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ERIC Number: EJ1146699
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug-2
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1545-679X
The Integrated Technology Assessment: A Portfolio-Based Capstone Experience
Shih, Li-Fang; LeClair, Jane A.; Varden, Stuart A.
Information Systems Education Journal, v8 n63 Aug 2010
Excelsior College, located in Albany, New York, has been a pioneer institution in distance learning. The Integrated Technology Assessment (ITA) is one particularly unique dimension of student assessment offered by the School of Business and Technology at the College. This portfolio-based assessment method is a capstone experience for the BS Information Technology program. In this capstone course, students are required to demonstrate their ability to integrate knowledge from various technical and general education areas and apply it in a meaningful way. This article describes the development and implementation of the capstone course which requires the information technology students to develop an online portfolio reflecting technical competencies they acquired during their academic studies. The manuscript provides a complete description of the ITA process at Excelsior College. It also provides information regarding the methods used to assess students' learning and presents a comprehensive review of the development and implementation of this capstone course. Challenges and strategies to cope with the challenges are also discussed at the end of the paper.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York (Albany)
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