The Effective Implementation of Electronic Portfolios in a Computers in Education Graduate Course: Student Voices
Jeton McClinton, Jackson State University, 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
This quantitative study will investigate the benefits and challenges of implementing an electronic portfolio in a Computers in Education graduate course by examining the perception of students enrolling in the course. Thorough a collaborative effort with Minnesota State Colleges an Universities’ eFolio World, students enrolling in the course will have access to a life-time full scale electronic portfolio. This project will expand upon traditional paper-based portfolios and provide an incentive to expand technology literacy to students. This project is viewed as a first effort to construct a course implementing electronic portfolios that will complement student needs. It is hoped that this study will generate further research needed to inform future decisions pertaining to the large-scale implementation of electronic portfolios and respond to a national movement for accountability and transparency in education.
McClinton, J. (2009). The Effective Implementation of Electronic Portfolios in a Computers in Education Graduate Course: Student Voices. 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. 132-136). Charleston, SC, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).