E-portfolios: an assessment tool for online courses

Year: 
2004
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Authors: 
Mason, Pegler, Weller
Journal/Conference: 
British Journal of Educational Technology
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Abstract: 
This article considers the various uses of e-portfolios in an educational contextand looks at the particular characteristics of the electronic version of portfolios.It then focuses on the application of the e-portfolio as an assessment method.A case is made for the use of the e-portfolio as an appropriate end of courseassessment process where learning objects are the basis of the course design.Evaluation data from such a course is presented. This is a post-graduate onlinecourse run by the Institute of Educational Technology at the Open University.Conclusions are drawn from the evaluation about the appropriateness of eportfolios as an end of course assessment method.
Full text: 
Yes
Relevant: 
Yes
Empirical: 
Yes
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Appropriateness of research design: 
3
Appropriateness of methods/analysis: 
3
Generalisability: 
2
Can findings be trusted in answering RQs: 
2
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Main conclusions from paper: 
Qualitative and quantitave study focusing on the application of the e-portfolio as an assessment method