Adopting Elgg for Electronic Learning Portfolios
Betul Ozkan, Aaron Campbell, Long Island University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Antonio, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-61-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
This paper reports the planning and implementation of an e-portfolio pilot project in that uses Elgg: an open source social software platform designed to connect learners and allow them to share resources. Participants were largely American university students in a four-year, experiential, global education program, and were geographically dispersed throughout seven countries on four continents. Its authors contend that elaboration of the experience derived from first-time implementation of a new generation e-portfolio system, such as Elgg, will be of benefit to others who are considering integrating social networking features in their institutional e-portfolio initiatives and practices. The authors will explain Elgg's features and its conceptual roots; describe the nature of the educational program in which Elgg was used; and will discuss strengths and weaknesses of it.
Ozkan, B. & Campbell, A. (2007). Adopting Elgg for Electronic Learning Portfolios. In R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2007--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 158-163). San Antonio, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).