Comparison of Electronic Portfolio Development at Three Universities
Lance Wilheim, Kathleen Puckett, Arizona State University, United States ; Sally Beisser, Drake University, United States ; William Wishart, University of Tennessee, United States ; Eunice Merideth, Drake University, United States ; Thilla Sivakumaran, University of Louisiana-Monroe, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Orlando, Florida, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-58-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Presenters in this session will present case studies describing implementation of electronic portfolio development in three different colleges of education. Common themes of comparison will include purposes of e-portfolios, implementation challenges, and the obvious need for ongoing training and support. Two of the three colleges purchased customized Web-based portfolio systems developed by third party vendors while the third developed a blended system combining the use of generic tools with an in-house database. These cases describe tensions and problems associated with using e-portfolios for multiple purposes, such as student reflection and institutional accreditation. In addition, presenters will acknowledge complications that arise in sustaining and standardizing e-portfolio use following initial implementation. Findings reveal contradictory responses and underdeveloped purposes using e-portfolios in each of these colleges of education.
Wilheim, L., Puckett, K., Beisser, S., Wishart, W., Merideth, E. & Sivakumaran, T. (2006). Comparison of Electronic Portfolio Development at Three Universities. In C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2006--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 204-209). Orlando, Florida, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).