eLearning Tools for ePortfolios
Uri Shafrir (University of Toronto, Canada), Masha Etkind (Ryerson University, Canada) and Jutta Treviranus (University of Toronto, Canada)
Copyright: © 2006
This chapter describes eLearning tools that focus the learner’s attention on meaning, rather than rote learning of text and rehearsing problem-solving procedures. These tools are the Interactive Concept Discovery Learning Tool and the Meaning Equivalence Reusable Learning Object (MERLO). Results of several evaluative implementations of these novel instructional methodologies, which encourage learners to interact directly with the conceptual content of to-be-learned material, demonstrate their potential to enhance learning outcomes and to provide authentic, credible, evidence-based demonstration of mastery of learning and formative assessments of learning processes and outcomes for inclusion in ‘learning ePortfolios’.