Using e-portfolios to elevate knowledge amassment among university students
Chi-Cheng Chang, Department of Technology Application & Human Resource Development, Taiwan ; Chaoyun Liang, Department of Bio-Industry Communication and Development, Taiwan ; Kuo-Hung Tseng, Graduate Institute of Business and Management, Taiwan ; Ju-Shih Tseng, Department of Technology Application & Human Resource Development, Taiwan
Computers & Education Volume 72, Number 1, ISSN 0360-1315 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
The study aimed to explore the effect of e-portfolios on knowledge amassment. Participants were juniors majoring in multimedia design and taking the course Analysis on Digital Game Industry at a university. They were randomly selected and assigned to an experimental group with 43 students or to a control group with 45 students. Students in the experimental group created their personal e-portfolios by using blogs, whereas students in the control group did not. The experiment lasted nine weeks, and took 3 h per week. The study results showed that the experimental group had significantly higher knowledge amassment after using e-portfolios than before. The experimental group had significantly better knowledge amassment than the control group did. This indicated that the effects of blog-based portfolios on knowledge amassment was significantly positive.
Chang, C.C., Liang, C., Tseng, K.H. & Tseng, J.S. (2014). Using e-portfolios to elevate knowledge amassment among university students. Computers & Education, 72(1), 187-195. Elsevier Ltd.