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ERIC Number: EJ877926
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1042-1629
Weblog-Based Electronic Portfolios for Student Teachers in Taiwan
Chuang, Hsueh-Hua
Educational Technology Research and Development, v58 n2 p211-227 Apr 2010
This paper explored how the use of weblogs within the portfolio framework affected portfolio production and development for student teachers, and how the weblog-based electronic portfolio (WBEP) shaped student teachers' reflective practice during the student teaching practicum. The individuals participating in this study consisted of 31 elementary school student teachers from a national university's teacher education program in Taiwan. Qualitative data analysis revealed that about half the participants' WBEP maturation level were at Level 2, the Curriculum Vitae WBEP. The two most prominent features of the WBEP platform on participants' reflective practice were personal editorship and dialogues with others. Additionally, blog publicity promoted mandated dossier-like portfolios with which to evaluate performance with respect to external evaluation requirements. Thus, the reflective themes of most WBEP contents were rather uniform in the study.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan