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Kimbell, Richard – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2012
In the opening paper in this Special Edition I outlined the major issues that led to the establishment of "project e-scape". The project was intended to develop systems and approaches that enabled learners to build real-time web-based portfolios of their performance (initially) in design & technology and additionally to build systems…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Portfolios (Background Materials), Student Evaluation, Secondary School Students
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Kimbell, Richard – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2012
In this article I describe the context within which we developed project e-scape and the early work that laid the foundations of the project. E-scape (e-solutions for creative assessment in portfolio environments) is centred on two innovations. The first concerns a web-based approach to portfolio building; allowing learners to build their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Portfolios (Background Materials), Portfolio Assessment, Active Learning
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Derrick, Karim – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2012
Most innovations have contextual pre-cursors that prompt new ways of thinking and in their turn help to give form to the new reality. This was the case with the e-scape software development process. The origins of the system existed in software components and ideas that we had developed through previous projects, but the ultimate direction we took…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Portfolios (Background Materials), Portfolio Assessment, Student Evaluation
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McLaren, Susan V. – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2012
This paper describes an action research, school situated project conducted with partnership funding from Learning and Teaching Scotland, Scottish Qualifications Authority and Becta, the UK government's agency for communications technology in education. Based on "e-scape" (e-solutions for creative assessment in portfolio environments),…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Evidence, Feedback (Response), Program Effectiveness
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Lister, Bob; Seranis, Panos – Teacher Development, 2005
Faced with a shortage of suitably qualified teachers in many subject areas, the United Kingdom Government has set up a number of initiatives to explore ways of supporting students' learning in classes taught by underqualified subject specialists and classes with no specialist teacher. One such initiative has been the Key Stage 3 (11-14 age range)…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Distance Education, Electronic Learning, Computer Assisted Instruction