Early student aspirations of using ePortfolios

Slade, Christine (2015). Early student aspirations of using ePortfolios. In: Ian R. Dobson and Raj Sharma, Tertiary Education and Management Conference 2015 Refereed Papers. Tertiary Education Management Conference (TEMC): Leading Locally Competing Globally, Wollongong, Australia, (185-194). 30 August - 2 September, 2015.

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Author Slade, Christine
Title of paper Early student aspirations of using ePortfolios
Conference name Tertiary Education Management Conference (TEMC): Leading Locally Competing Globally
Conference location Wollongong, Australia
Conference dates 30 August - 2 September, 2015
Proceedings title Tertiary Education and Management Conference 2015 Refereed Papers
Place of Publication Lidcombe, Australia
Publisher ATEM & TEFMA
Publication Year 2015
Year available 2015
Sub-type Fully published paper
Open Access Status Not Open Access
ISBN 9780980856361
Editor Ian R. Dobson
Raj Sharma
Start page 185
End page 194
Total pages 10
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
The use of ePortfolios is a popular response to the increasing complexity and changes occurring in the higher education sector. Effective uptake of ePortfolios requires understanding of the users’ foundational attitudes, early conceptualisation of the technology and its perceived relevance to their context. This research offers insights into the perceptions of students at the beginning of their ePortfolio learning journey in a regional university. This paper presents the quantitative data collected in the pre-use survey from 567 student respondents. The research showed that most of the student were confident and willing computer users, with a relatively mature understanding of the purposes of using an ePortfolio but only about half, however, were enthusiastic or positive about the introduction of an ePortfolio into their course. Yet conceptually, the students had a relatively mature understanding of using an ePortfolio for reflective practice and collection and storage of competency evidence.
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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Collection: Institute for Teaching and Learning Innovation Publications
 
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