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Student and instructor opinions about using ePortfolios to learn information literacy skills

, Emirates College for Advanced Education, United Arab Emirates ; , Lesley University, United States

Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia Volume 28, Number 2, ISSN 1055-8896 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

Students and instructors were asked to share their opinions about use of ePortfolios in the context of learning information literacy skills. One hundred twenty nine college students in an information literacy skills course completed a questionnaire regarding their opinions about the usefulness of ePortfolios, teaching strategies and peer assessment. The three instructors were asked similar questions. The results indicated that most students and all instructors thought that developing an ePortfolio was a good way to teach information literacy skills. Both groups agreed that a mixture of teaching strategies should be used. Peer assessment was found to be beneficial although challenging for students. The instructors noted that some students who were previously exposed to some of the literacy skills did not retain what was learned. Ways to address this are suggested.

Citation

Fidalgo, P. & Thormann, J. (2019). Student and instructor opinions about using ePortfolios to learn information literacy skills. Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 28(2), 165-191. Waynesville, NC USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved June 16, 2019 from .