A web-based e-portfolio support system for teacher education students
There is increasing interest in electronic portfolios as a means of collecting and presenting information about an individual’s attributes and experiences. As part of their course of study, learners may be asked to assemble a portfolio to provide a detailed, evidenced account of their learning experiences over an extended period of time. Employers are also beginning to use portfolios to identify employees that match their requirements. Portfolios have the potential to address the limitations of transcripts of academic achievement and references, which present a view of achievement that is mostly isolated from the learning context and the student’s experiences on their path to gaining qualifications. Electronic portfolios extend this capability by enabling easy storage of documents in digital form, and tools for linking documents and reflections to create a coherent account tailored for a particular audience. This paper describes the development of an eportfolio system for teacher education students.