Perspectives on a Visual Map-Based Electronic Portfolio System

Perspectives on a Visual Map-Based Electronic Portfolio System

Paul Kim (Stanford University, USA)
Copyright: © 2006 |Pages: 10
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-890-1.ch005
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Abstract

This chapter introduces portfolio system design perspectives that incorporate concept mapping and the map-based user interface. It also presents a prototype of a portfolio system that has been developed based on the discussed perspectives, along with its capacities and the lessons learned in the design and pilot-testing processes. The author argues that a concept map-based design can enhance a portfolio system, and a concept map as a visual aid can be an efficient user interface for students to better organize, present, archive, and retrieve multimedia contents. This chapter will help educators understand the benefits of incorporating the principles of concept mapping in the design of portfolio systems, and how the system capacities may support constructivist learning environments and qualitative assessment strategies linked to curriculum standards.

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