School counselors' changing perceptions of ePortfolios: From graduate students to professionals
Diana K. Wakimoto, University Libraries, United States ; Rolla E. Lewis, Department of Educational Psychology, United States
Internet and Higher Education Volume 41, Number 1, ISSN 1096-7516 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
This study examined how alumni perceived their ePortfolio they created during their time as school counseling graduate students and whether they still use either in their work as school counseling professionals. The findings support previous research on school counseling students' utilization of ePortfolios in their graduate program. However, the findings also show a decrease in valuation of ePortfolios by school counseling professionals post-graduation. Lack of time and lack of perceived value by school administrators were the most cited reasons for not continuing to use ePortfolios as professionals or integrating ePortfolios as a tool in comprehensive school counseling programs. Suggestions for increasing the use and valuation of ePortfolios by school counselors are discussed.
Wakimoto, D.K. & Lewis, R.E. (2019). School counselors' changing perceptions of ePortfolios: From graduate students to professionals. Internet and Higher Education, 41(1), 45-50. Elsevier Ltd.