Crossing the Digital Divide: Online Portfolios in a Diverse Student Environment

Crossing the Digital Divide: Online Portfolios in a Diverse Student Environment

Catherine E. Stoicovy (University of Guam, USA) and John Sanchez (University of Guam, USA)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 16
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-316-6.ch004
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Abstract

Traditional portfolios, typically in the form of three-ring binders, are now being replaced with electronic versions on CD-ROM, DVD and the Internet. Two directions for electronic portfolios are those created with software tools found on computers, or Web-based storage systems generally accompanied by data management systems that allow assessment of portfolio data. The use of electronic portfolios, either Web-based or software generated, offers great promise but also poses significant challenges. This chapter describes the challenges and successes involved in crossing the digital divide from traditional to Web-based portfolios in a diverse student environment in higher education.

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