Extending Pre-service Teacher Learning with a Digital Portfolio
Neal Topp, Bob Goeman, Paul Clark, University of Nebraska at Omaha, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-47-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
Abstract: The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) has developed a digital portfolio for all teacher candidates. The portfolio has been created using a database and is Internet accessable. This portfolio is systemic, allowing teacher candidates the ability to include artifacts from any of their coursework. Pre-service teaching candidates can review and reflect on work from previous course work for inclusion in a summative portfolio. As a result of the database that drives the portfolio, students can easily share and search through common data that has been entered into the portfolio. This paper will discuss how UNO faculty has been expanding the traditional nature of portfolios to expand capabilities of digital portfolios. Specific examples will be presented from different courses that describe artifacts in the portfolio designed to make use of shared data that allow students to make deeper reflections and while at the same time increasing learning.
Topp, N., Goeman, B. & Clark, P. (2003). Extending Pre-service Teacher Learning with a Digital Portfolio. In C. Crawford, N. Davis, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2003--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 39-41). Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).