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ERIC Number: EJ793799
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-0890-6459
Electronic Teaching Portfolios: Technology Skills + Portfolio Development--Do They = Powerful Preservice Teachers?
Capraro, Mary Margaret
Teacher Education and Practice, v19 n3 p380-390 Sum 2006
Electronic portfolios are a "collection of work captured by electronic means, that serves as an exhibit of individual efforts, progress, and achievements in one or more areas" (Weidmer, 1998, p. 586). Because of the rapid growth and updates in technology, keeping electronic portfolios is becoming increasingly common in a variety of educational settings. In fall 2002 at one large public university, 24 field-based preservice teachers designed professional portfolios using either an electronic format (n=11) or a traditional three-ring binder format (n=13). On a 10-point rubric scale, preservice teachers received a mean score of 9.21 and 7.14 with a Cohen's "d" effect size of 4.42, respectively, on their electronic and traditional portfolio presentations, as determined by school-site administrators. Through interviews, it was determined that the videos clips that were included in the electronic portfolios proved to be valuable to administrators in determining teacher candidate effectiveness. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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