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ERIC Number: EJ790111
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1172
The Electronic Portfolio Journey: A Year Later
Chambers, Sharon M.; Wickersham, Leah E.
Education, v127 n3 p351-360 Spr 2007
In the past decade universities are confronted with increased demands for accountability practices that highlight assessment of student learning outcomes. However, through these accountability demands a conflicting paradigm is emerging--assessment for learning and assessment "of" learning. This follow-up study investigated the use of ePortfolios to track assessment "for" and "of" learning of students in a secondary education master's degree cohort program. A questionnaire was administered to all twenty-six students at the end of their first and second semesters of ePortfolio implementation to assess three student learning outcomes, self-knowledge, technological and organizational skills development, and knowledge and skills transfer. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze the data from the Likert scale responses to make comparisons between the two semesters and to provide an explanation for any changes in student responses in the three learning outcomes. Responses from the open ended questions were analyzed utilizing the constant-comparative method to search for themes/categories regarding the advantages and disadvantages of ePortfolios for assessment. Results showed notable changes in student learning after the second semester of implementation. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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