Electronic Portfolios in Teacher Education : Practical Reflections and Insights from a Systemic Implementation

Electronic Portfolios in Teacher Education : Practical Reflections and Insights from a Systemic Implementation

Howard Coleman (UNC Wilmington, USA), Jeremy Dickerson (East Carolina University, USA) and Dennis Kubasko (UNC Wilmington, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-899-9.ch012
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Abstract

Electronic portfolios serve a variety of needs within the field of education as the information technology age collides with the age of educational accountability. This chapter discusses the successes and challenges of an electronic portfolio integration process over five years in a large teacher education program. Specific details for selecting an electronic portfolio system are explained at length. Issues concerning student products, teacher standards, evaluation and accreditation are addressed through the lens of reflective experiences and practice.

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