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ERIC Number: EJ918198
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1436-4522
An e-Portfolio Design Supporting Ownership, Social Learning, and Ease of Use
Garrett, Nathan
Educational Technology & Society, v14 n1 p187-202 2011
This project attempts to improve electronic portfolio software through the creation of a design model using ownership, ease of use, and social learning variables to predict user adoption. The pilot software attempts to encourage student learning by enhancing peer interaction. The software was used by two groups of students. The first group used it to submit course portfolios as a department-wide assessment program. The second group used it to complete a MBA course. Usage logs shows that students heavily used the social learning features. Survey results validate the design model; ease of use, social learning, and ownership proved to be critical variables in predicting user satisfaction. Interview results triangulate survey results. Future work shows promise in promoting higher standards by showcasing top content, as well as in helping students become intellectually engaged with their peers. (Contains 13 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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