English, Literature, and Modern Languages Faculty Publications

Title

Electronic Portfolio Assessment of Graduate Students

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

2004

Journal Title

Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2004

Volume

2004

First Page

243

Last Page

248

Abstract

In order to assess in-service teachers in an authentic manner, one Master’s Degree in TESOL program revised the evaluation criteria for degree conferral (the traditional end-of-program comprehensive examination), with the requirement for students to create an electronic portfolio. Students were surveyed and interviewed concerning their perceptions of the electronic portfolio process. Results showed an overwhelmingly positive response to the electronic portfolio process, including the continued advantages of the portfolio months after graduation. Follow-up interviews revealed that the now practicing teachers are more proficient and comfortable with the technology required to complete the electronic portfolio and use technology regularly in their classrooms.

Keywords

Portfolios, students, teachers