Using an eFolio Process to Achieve Teacher Quality at West Chester University
Ellen Newcombe, John Kinslow, Christian Penny, West Chester University, United States
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Lugano, Switzerland ISBN 978-1-880094-53-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
During the past few years, work has begun on using portfolios as a learning tool in teacher preparation classes at West Chester University (WCU) of Pennsylvania, the largest provider of new teachers in the Commonwealth. However, to date, efforts have been piecemeal and diffuse. New conversations have begun among faculty members in an attempt to systematize the process and to respond to institutional needs as well as gain the benefits of this promising learning technology and reflective practice. This session will explore the development of an efolio process at WCU and its contribution to insuring that teacher graduates are life-long learners and high-quality teachers throughout their careers. The use of an online community to support students in their portfolio development will be discussed. Participants will become actively involved in the session as they are encouraged to discuss portfolio implementation at their institutions and to offer others ideas based on their experience.
Newcombe, E., Kinslow, J. & Penny, C. (2004). Using an eFolio Process to Achieve Teacher Quality at West Chester University. In L. Cantoni & C. McLoughlin (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2004--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 2953-2956). Lugano, Switzerland: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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