CMS Portfolios for Learning and Evaluation

CMS Portfolios for Learning and Evaluation

Jon Lanestedt (University of Oslo, Norway) and Mona Stokke (University of Oslo, Norway)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 21
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-512-2.ch016
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Abstract

In the chapter we discuss how higher education can support learning and evaluation by use of portfolios as an integrated functionality in course management systems (CMS). A theoretical rationale for a portfolio approach in support of deeper learning is provided by a brief outline of relevant aspects of constructivist theory of learning and its process-oriented focus on formative evaluation in a group context, as opposed to the traditional emphasis on summative evaluation in terms of final exams. The use of portfolios as a method to realize such a focus is explained, along with visualisations of an instantiation of the associated CMS functionality.

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