The Evolution of a "Home Grown" E-Portfolio as an Assessment Tool
Jeanne Herman, Joyce Aarsvold, Gustavus Adolphus College, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Charleston, SC, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-67-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
In an era when “assessment” of learning is expected within every discipline, a professor of Health and Exercise Science and a Technology Professional created a course focused on information literacy. This course was designed for students pursuing K-12 licensure within the discipline. Within this course, an e-portfolio was adopted as the central learning and assessment tool. Using Go Live, students created an e-portfolio to showcase student knowledge and skills, and show progress toward meeting national standards. The e-portfolio was later adopted by the college’s Education Department for use with all students in K-12 education. Today, the course continues to evolve as the instructors maintain the concept of a “home grown” e-portfolio but are now exploring use of Google Site tools to make the portfolio even more beneficial and portable for students. At this session we will explore the advantages and limitations of the e-portfolio as it evolves at one private liberal arts college.
Herman, J. & Aarsvold, J. (2009). The Evolution of a "Home Grown" E-Portfolio as an Assessment Tool. In I. Gibson, R. Weber, K. McFerrin, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2009--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 53-54). Charleston, SC, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).