Moving Forward: Using eFolios for Program Assessment and Accreditation in an Elementary Education Teacher Preparation Program
Mia Kim Williams, Michael F. Kelley, Arizona State University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Phoenix, AZ, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-55-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
The use of eFolios in the College of Teacher Education and Leadership (CTEL) results from collaborative efforts of faculty over the past seven years. Elementary Education has aligned state teaching competencies and NETS-T with program course requirements. Throughout their teacher preparation program preservice teachers create and collect artifacts that align with standards and integrate personal teaching video and action research to produce multiple eFolios. They are built using web-based software, allowing preservice teachers and faculty easy access and manipulation of documents. The Elementary Education Program is evaluating these rich resources and collecting data about student performance, which provides information used for course and program evaluations and revisions as well as provides support for accreditation. This study describes the use of preservice teachers' eFolios for these purposes and raises questions about the possibilities and implications of assessment using eFolios
Williams, M.K. & Kelley, M.F. (2005). Moving Forward: Using eFolios for Program Assessment and Accreditation in an Elementary Education Teacher Preparation Program. In C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, I. Gibson, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2005--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (p. 247). Phoenix, AZ, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).