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Utilizing Electronic Portfolios for the Assessment of Teacher Educators: A Case Study Approach
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, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, ISBN 978-1-880094-33-4 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Clearly one of the most valid approaches to assessing student and teacher performance is through the use of portfolios. As more and more schools move towards the use of portfolios to assess both their students and teachers ability to meet program standards, educators have been struggling with how best to make this transition successful. John McSweeney in an article in the Executive Educator states "…evaluating young readers is one task in which electronic portfolios are clearly superior to paper portfolios" (Bushweller, 1995). During the past three years I have been assisting students in developing both traditional and electronic portfolios and also would agree with Mr. Mc Sweeney's statement that electronic portfolios are clearly superior to paper portfolios. Furthermore, students who have successfully completed an electronic portfolio support my personal feelings of their superiority to traditional portfolios. Their feedback speaks to having empowered them to better utilize technology in their classroom. At Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, our utilization of portfolios to assess both preservice and inservice teacher educators with their ability to meet program standards has been a wonderful process. Finding the best possible tools to accomplish this task was the foundation for this case study. My findings that relate to the three students in this case study who had completed traditional and electronic portfolios for a master of education degree clearly supports the continued use of technology in portfolio design.

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Jackson, D. (1999). Utilizing Electronic Portfolios for the Assessment of Teacher Educators: A Case Study Approach. In J. Price, J. Willis, D. Willis, M. Jost & S. Boger-Mehall (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 1999--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1070-1073). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved June 19, 2019 from .

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