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Pages: 2610-2618
Publication year: 2012
ISBN: 978-84-615-5563-5
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 6th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 5-7 March, 2012
Location: Valencia, Spain

BENEFITS AND OBSTACLES OF E-PORTFOLIOS IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION: DOCUMENTING THE STUDENTS’ PERSPECTIVE

I. Nicolaidou

University of Cyprus (CYPRUS)
This paper is a documentation of the students’ perspective on the integration of an innovative e-portfolio tool into the Cyprus Language Arts primary education curriculum for the first time. The participants were twenty fourth-grade students who systematically used a weblog based e-portfolio tool (WordPress) designed, repurposed and localized into Greek, over one academic year. Data sources included a student-questionnaire on students’ perceptions of e-portfolios, the researcher’s field notes and nine videotaped student interviews. The data analysis, which followed an inductive grounded theory approach, revealed benefits and limitations of both the e-portfolio implementation process and the tool itself. Based on students’ perceptions, both instructional design modifications and suggestions on improving the pedagogy behind the use of e-portfolios are suggested. These will help to overcome identified limitations and make the Wordpress e-portfolio tool a useful tool for primary education in different languages.
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booktitle = {INTED2012 Proceedings},
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I. Nicolaidou (2012) BENEFITS AND OBSTACLES OF E-PORTFOLIOS IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION: DOCUMENTING THE STUDENTS’ PERSPECTIVE, INTED2012 Proceedings, pp. 2610-2618.
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