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The Use of the Open Source E-portfolio System Mahara to Support the Notion of Digital Documentation and the Development of Electronic-Portfolio with Pre-service Language Teachers
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, University of Alberta (Campus Saint-Jean), Alberta Canada, Canada

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Lisbon, Portugal ISBN 978-1-880094-89-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

The paper describes a pilot project focusing on the use of an open source e-portfolio system called Mahara as a means to support the notion of digital documentation and the development of electronic-portfolio with pre-service language teachers. The use of Mahara supported the concept of digital documentation by which pre-service teachers engage in a process of documenting (pictures, videos, recording) their learning. By having access to their digital documentation on Mahara, pre-service teachers were able to become active participants in their learning process and be engaged in a reflective process about it. The use of e-portfolio through electronic posting (blogs) and digital expositions allowed pre-service teachers to be engaged in deeper critical thinking processes regarding the evolvement of their teaching practice. The social networking feature also allowed them to interact with each other, which support the notion of co-construction of knowledge and the creation of online learning communities.

Citation

Pellerin, M. (2011). The Use of the Open Source E-portfolio System Mahara to Support the Notion of Digital Documentation and the Development of Electronic-Portfolio with Pre-service Language Teachers. In T. Bastiaens & M. Ebner (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2011--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 523-528). Lisbon, Portugal: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved January 19, 2020 from .

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