From 0 to 60: Up to Speed with eFolios in One Year
Nancy Casey, St. Bonaventure University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-47-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
When the student teachers for the fall 2001 semester gathered for their opening meeting, they heard news of a new requirement: by semester's end each was required to produce and present an eFolio demonstrating how s/he met the INTASC and ISTE standards. Extensive guidance and help would be available. A template and necessary software was provided, but the anxiety was instant. One year later...and eFolios are a way of life. The anxiety now is about how to make the eFolio as good as it can be. This paper discusses the process of implementing a rigorous curriculum change in a pre-service teacher education program. It documents the support structures and materials required. It reports data from a survey of the first year eFolio creators and discusses response from school administrators who hired candidates who used their eFolios during their job search.
Casey, N. (2003). From 0 to 60: Up to Speed with eFolios in One Year. In C. Crawford, N. Davis, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2003--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 30-34). Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).