Are Electronic Portfolios a Good Idea for Teacher Education?
Keith Wetzel, Arizona State University, United States ; Neal Strudler, University of Nevada - LasVegas, 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), Waynesville, NC USA
Abstract: This paper seeks to answer the question "Are electronic portfolios a good idea for teacher education?" by providing multiple perspectives on the implementation of electronic portfolios (EPs) in teacher education programs deemed to be mature users of EPs. We look to the voices of students, faculty and administrators who point to the benefits and costs of EP use from their own perspectives. After reviewing two of our previous studies addressing the above themes, we add to the picture with an analysis of current data regarding the use of EPs for NCATE accreditation. Based on the two earlier studies and the review of NCATE data we conclude with analyses of trends in the use of EPs for accreditation and overall recommendations for EP use in teacher education.
Wetzel, K. & Strudler, N. (2008). Are Electronic Portfolios a Good Idea for Teacher Education?. In K. McFerrin, R. Weber, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2008--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 181-186). Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).