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ERIC Number: EJ983278
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1492-3831
Determining the Feasibility of an E-Portfolio Application in a Distance Education Teaching Practice Course
Kecik, Ilknur; Aydin, Belgin; Sakar, Nurhan; Dikdere, Mine; Aydin, Sinan; Yuksel, Ilknur; Caner, Mustafa
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, v13 n2 p160-180 Apr 2012
In this study we aim to conduct a complete evaluation of the e-portfolio application in the distance teaching practice course that is part of the Distance English Language Teacher (DELT) program at Anadolu University from the perspective of three groups: university supervisors, preservice teachers, and cooperating teachers. Using a survey on the needs of preservice teachers and how well these were met according to the three groups' perspectives, we gathered qualitative and quantitative data on the feasibility of the e-portfolio application. Our analysis of the findings revealed that all three groups agreed about the needs of preservice teachers. And despite some minor variance in the perspectives of each group, we determined that e-portfolio applications can meet the majority of the planning, teaching, and reflection needs in the teaching process. We offer suggestions to improve e-portfolio applications so they will better meet preservice teachers' needs. (Contains 5 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey