Learning Experiences in Developing Electronic Portfolios

Learning Experiences in Developing Electronic Portfolios

Shuyan Wang (The University of Southern Mississippi, USA) and Sandra Turner (Ohio University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/jicte.2006070106
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Abstract

This case study investigates the learning experiences and learning processes that occur during students’ development of culminating electronic portfolios for a Master of Education in Computer Education and Technology. Data were collected through in-depth interviews, participant observations, and document analyses from seven M.Ed. students before, during, and after developing electronic portfolios. Findings indicate that creating electronic portfolios supports students’ mastery of technology-related knowledge and promotes critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Developing electronic portfolios created active, independent, and motivated learners. Students reported that they “learned by doing,” as they viewed samples, collaborated with peers, and reflected on final products.

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