The eVolution of Teacher Preparation Portfolios: An Agenda for Research
Jacqueline Mumford, Cinda Harold, Robert Dunnerstick, Walsh University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-64-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Although many teacher preparation programs embrace the use of electronic portfolios (e-portfolios), making the transition to this new technology can be a challenge for some institutions--affecting students and faculty members in different ways. This paper addresses the evolution and implementation of e-portfolios into the teacher education program at Walsh University. Particular emphasis for this poster-session will be placed on initial data gathered specifically from an undergraduate student teaching seminar where student subjects were not exposed to these 'high-tech' systems earlier. The seminar course was completely redesigned incorporate new technologies and data collection systems just prior to the candidates' graduation. Specific information was collected from surveys administered to these students regarding the efficacy of the approaches as well as the impact of the late adoption of new technologies on their learning experiences. The result of this discussion yielded an agenda for future research.
Mumford, J., Harold, C. & Dunnerstick, R. (2008). The eVolution of Teacher Preparation Portfolios: An Agenda for Research. In K. McFerrin, R. Weber, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2008--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 112-116). Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).