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ERIC Number: EJ895737
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1537-2456
Supporting Social Constructivist Learning through the KEEP SLS ePortfolio System
Zhang, Xuesong; Olfman, Lorne; Firpo, Daniel
International Journal on E-Learning, v9 n3 p411-426 Jul 2010
Traditional ePortfolio systems are usually used as an individual learning unit, or an assessment tool in education. However, these systems often lack social constructivist learning features such as sharing, peer review, and group collaboration. This paper describes a new ePortfolio system that supports both personal and social constructivist learning, and reports on its implementation and evaluation in a Management Information Systems course. Student surveys and interviews showed that students found the software easy to use and beneficial to learning and knowledge sharing. This paper also discusses design problems in current e-learning systems and reasons for promoting support for both personal and social constructivist learning in e-learning systems. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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