eLearning Portfolios: Adapting Web 2.0 for Deeper, Meaningful, Lifelong Learning
Monteiro, Sylila; Sharma, Rashika
Citation:Monteiro, S., and Sharma, R. (2013). eLearning Portfolios: Adapting Web 2.0 for Deeper, Meaningful, Lifelong Learning , Second Annual Conference on Management and Social Sciences (ACMSS) Taipei, Taiwan 5 -7 December 2013. conference Proceedings(Ed.),
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Modem world eLearning environment is transforming educational settings, yet learning remains the overarching element. eLearning is more than a mode of delivery or functionality of technology . It is rather a conscious choice of the best and most appropriate ways of promoting effective learning. The concept of portfolios has been utilized widely in education for an extensive period of time and with the emergence of eLearning this traditional educational approach has now transitioned to a digital setting. Web 2.0 technologies are a platform for digitalizing portfolios. ePortfolios were trialled as a learning and assessment medium in an Applied Technology final year undergraduate course in a New Zealand technical institute. This case study presents student perceptions on ePortfolios, its application and challenges as well as its validity as an assessment medium. The themes that emerged authenticate that ePortfolios are indeed an effective tool for tracking deep learning progression both for the facilitator and the learner.