Adoption of Electronic Portfolios: Lessons Learned from the First Year
Richard Hartshorne, Adam Friedman, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Antonio, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-61-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of the design and development of an electronic portfolio among graduating preservice teachers in a large university located in the southeastern United States. Specifically, we explored the effect of the requirement of the development of an electronic portfolio on preservice teachers' technological skills and attitudes toward technology in their teaching. Participants included 5 randomly selected graduating teacher education students and data for this study were collected from structured interviews. In this paper we describe emergent themes identified across participants as well as successes and barriers to an effective electronic portfolio requirement. We conclude with a discussion of recommendations for a successful electronic portfolio component of a teacher education program.
Hartshorne, R. & Friedman, A. (2007). Adoption of Electronic Portfolios: Lessons Learned from the First Year. In R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2007--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 77-80). San Antonio, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).