ERIC Number: EJ1154944
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Identification of Key Issues in Adopting a Web 2.0 E-Portfolio Strategy
McKenna, Gary F.; Stansfield, Mark H.
International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, v4 n1 Article 4 p49-64 2013
The purpose of the paper is to identify key issues relating to best practice and sustainability in Web 2.0 as an e-Learning strategy for supporting e-portfolios in Higher Education. A practical guidelines framework was developed for best practices, which can be justified by the lack of available frameworks in the e-Learning literature. A literature search was undertaken covering publications dated from 2000 to 2009 to ascertain the level of progress made on tackling issues on implementing Web 2.0 as an e-Learning campus-wide educational strategy. The findings show that the recent adoption of e-Learning and Web 2.0 initiatives has been marred by lack of research into the issues associated with long-term strategy, implementation, best practice frameworks and solutions. The paper fulfils an identified information need and offers practical help to institutions implementing an e-portfolio Web 2.0 initiative.
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Best Practices, Sustainability, Electronic Learning, Educational Technology, Portfolios (Background Materials), Electronic Publishing, Higher Education, Literature Reviews, Technology Integration, Educational Practices, Models, Social Networks, Barriers, Cost Effectiveness
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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