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Cordie, Leslie; Sailors, Jamie; Barlow, Becky; Kush, John S. – International Journal of ePortfolio, 2019
In this paper, we describe the use of ePortfolios at a public, land-grant university and document how the ePortfolio has been used to develop more authentic learning experiences. We discuss the best practices for ePortfolios and its varied use as a teaching and learning tool. In addition, we discuss the challenges of implementing ePortfolios. For…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Career Choice, Portfolios (Background Materials), Authentic Learning
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Pitts, Wesley; Lehner-Quam, Alison – International Journal of ePortfolio, 2019
This article highlights a case study that assesses how graduate-level, in-service science teachers engage in an ePortfolio social pedagogy ecosystem to document their growth in knowledge practices and dispositions in information literacy. The ePortfolio social pedagogy ecosystem and this study are situated within the context of the Catalyst…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Inservice Teacher Education, Science Education, Secondary School Science
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Wells, Rebecca; Baumann, Stephanie; Graybill, Emily; Truscott, Stephen; Crenshaw, Mark; Crimmins, Daniel – International Journal of ePortfolio, 2018
While the use of electronic portfolios has been thoroughly explored in undergraduate and discipline-specific graduate programs, less research has been conducted among interdisciplinary adult learners. This case study explores the feasibility and acceptability of ePortfolios across two years of implementation in an inclusive, graduate-level…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, Portfolios (Background Materials), Graduate Study
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Thibodeaux, Tilisa; Cummings, Cynthia; Harapnuik, Dwayne – International Journal of ePortfolio, 2017
This study examined factors that contributed to persistent use, or discontinued use, of ePortfolios beyond the program of study, as perceived by former educational technology students in a graduate program. The related literature points to contemporary research that choice, ownership, voice, and authentic learning are growing trends emerging as…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Electronic Publishing, Educational Technology, Persistence
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Munday, Jennifer – International Journal of ePortfolio, 2017
ePortfolios are embedded into several degree programs at Charles Sturt University in Australia to maximize the value of ePortfolio purposes for students working in or towards a profession. ePortfolio design has been embedded into a Master of Education curriculum for five years. Graduates of this degree program are classroom teachers, and some have…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Technology Uses in Education, Masters Programs, Case Studies
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Bokser, Julie A.; Brown, Sarah; Chaden, Caryn; Moore, Michael; Cleary, Michelle Navarre; Reed, Susan; Seifert, Eileen; Zecker, Liliana Barro; Wozniak, Kathryn – International Journal of ePortfolio, 2016
Research has suggested ePortfolios reveal and support students' metacognition, that is, their awareness, tracking, and evaluation of their learning over time. However, due to the wide variety of purposes and audiences for ePortfolios, it has been unclear whether there might be common criteria for identifying and assessing metacognition in…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Portfolios (Background Materials), Electronic Publishing, Student Evaluation
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Svyantek, Martina V.; Kajfez, Rachel L.; McNair, Lisa D. – International Journal of ePortfolio, 2015
In this work, we examined the problem of preparing future faculty (graduate students) regarding their development in multiple roles, focusing on students in science and engineering disciplines. The purpose of the presented research was to address the questions, "Do graduate students believe that their current experiences align with the roles…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Teacher Role, Portfolios (Background Materials), Portfolio Assessment
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Firdyiwek, Yitna; Scida, Emily E. – International Journal of ePortfolio, 2014
This study reports on a sequence of iterative redesigns of a graduate-level foreign language teacher education course. The study describes the interplay between technology and pedagogy that resulted in important curricular changes, from a focus on individual to social and then holistic reflection. Using a team-based design model, instructional…
Descriptors: Reflection, Teaching Methods, Graduate Students, Language Teachers
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Henscheid, Jean M.; Brown, Gary; Gordon, Aifang; Chen, Helen L. – International Journal of ePortfolio, 2014
The Association for Authentic, Experiential, and Evidence-Based Learning (AAEEBL) annual ePortfolio survey focuses on understanding ePortfolio practitioners' teaching beliefs and practices. The action research reported here extends that survey research to a population of emerging educators (i.e., graduate students in education). In addition to…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Educational Practices, Portfolio Assessment, Portfolios (Background Materials)
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De Arment, Serra T.; Wetzel, Angela P.; Reed, Evelyn – International Journal of ePortfolio, 2013
In an era of accountability, teachers must be prepared to adapt to the variability they encounter in today's classrooms. Instead of knowing only routine responses to the challenges of practice, teachers need a repertoire that is characterized by adaptive expertise. Preservice preparation can foster teacher candidates' adaptive expertise through…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Portfolios (Background Materials), Teacher Competencies, Adjustment (to Environment)
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O'Keeffe, Muireann; Donnelly, Roisin – International Journal of ePortfolio, 2013
In recent years, higher education has undoubtedly faced a sea-change. The landscape of the sector has shifted with changes in the student body, increased pressure from government on costs and procedures, and an array of curricular transformations. While much has been written about the use of learning technologies generally and about ePortfolios in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Portfolios (Background Materials), Electronic Publishing, Value Added Models
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Janosik, Steven M.; Frank, Tara E. – International Journal of ePortfolio, 2013
Ten second-year master's students in a higher education program participated in this study, which was designed to assess their experience with an electronic portfolio that had been introduced recently as a primary component of their comprehensive exam. This qualitative study used a focus group and long-interview methods for data collection.…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Portfolio Assessment, Masters Programs, Graduate Students
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Pitts, Wesley; Ruggirello, Rachel – International Journal of ePortfolio, 2012
This case study focused on the electronic portfolio (e-portfolio) as a portrait of teacher growth in an in-service chemistry education graduate program. The e-portfolio provided a multimedia space for systematic documentation of teacher professional growth within the domain of reflective practice. In this study, the outcome and illustration of…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Electronic Publishing, Reflective Teaching, Science Teachers
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Peacock, Susi; Murray, Sue; Scott, Alison; Kelly, Jacquie – International Journal of ePortfolio, 2011
This article reports findings of a study based in Scotland that explored healthcare learners' experiences of feedback and ePortfolios. Feedback is a highly complex, multi-dimensional phenomenon, and healthcare learners consider it essential for their learning, recognizing that without it patient safety may be compromised. This study sought to…
Descriptors: Role, Transformative Learning, Portfolios (Background Materials), Allied Health Occupations Education
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Jarrott, Shannon; Gambrel, Laura Eubanks – International Journal of ePortfolio, 2011
Portfolios have been used for the past three decades in higher education for assessment of student competency and also as a reflection tool to assist student learning. Electronic portfolios, or ePortfolios, have additional benefits compared to paper portfolios in that they are easily accessible, portable, and sharable, and they are more…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Portfolio Assessment, Outcomes of Education, Academic Achievement