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ERIC Number: EJ1222679
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1837-6290
The Use of e-Portfolios in Higher Education: From the Students' Perspective
Ciesielkiewicz, Monika
Issues in Educational Research, v29 n3 p649-667 2019
This study sets out to discern the students' perspective on the value/usefulness and importance of the e-portfolio, as well as their own performance and effort. The participants were 121 preschool and primary school initial teacher education students in a private university in Spain. They were enrolled in three asynchronous undergraduate sections of an elective course on ICTs in education. Our data suggest that students are willing to use e-portfolios in the future, and do not just view them as coursework to be completed for a grade. The respondents acknowledged the value of e-portfolio as a learning and evaluation tool. Students recognise the e-portfolio as a job search tool as well as a resource for career advancement. They reported both competence and satisfaction with their work. The strongest impetus of intrinsic motivation, as indicated by our research, was an appreciation for the value and usefulness of the e-portfolio, followed by the students' perspective of competence.
Western Australian Institute for Educational Research Inc. 5/202 Coode Street, Como, Western Australia 6152, Australia. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Spain