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E-Portfolios and Global Diffusion

Book Description

As information is increasingly gathered online, the issues surrounding the usefulness, organization and interaction with electronic collection have grown in number and scope. E-Portfolios and Global Diffusion: Solutions for Collaborative Education addresses the emerging requirements, concerns and applications for e-portfolios. Through innovative chapters on real-world business uses, educational experiences, ideal design, this book fills an important gap in current literature concerning Web 2.0 applications. The theoretical debate surrounding e-portfolios is also presented along with international viewpoints, providing an important contribution to the global discussion of representing knowledge in the 21st century.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
  5. Preface
    1. INTRODUCTION: THE FLAT WORLD OF GLOBAL EPORTFOLIOS
    2. OVERVIEW OF THE COLLECTION
  6. Acknowledgment
  7. Chapter 1: Mapping UK ePortfolio Developments within a European Context
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE EUROPEAN CONTEXT
    4. EPORTFOLIO DEFINITIONS
    5. JISC
    6. ASSESSMENT
    7. PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PLANNING (PDP) AND CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
    8. WORK BASED LEARNING/EMPLOYMENT
    9. TRANSITION/APPLICATION
    10. CONCLUSION AND IMPLICATIONS
  8. Chapter 2: Reflective Practice
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. TERMS AND CONCEPTS
    4. LEVELS OF REFLECTIVE PRACTICE
    5. DISCOURSES OF REFLECTIVE PRACTICE
    6. MEASURES FOR ENHANCING THE QUALITY OF REFLECTIVE PRACTICE
    7. ORGANIZATIONAL COMPONENTS OF REFLECTIVE PRACTICE
    8. OUTLOOK: REFLECTIVE PRACTICE AND ACTION RESEARCH
  9. Chapter 3: Bryofolios
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. SETTING THE SCENE: CURRENT SCIENCE TEACHING
    3. CHANGING THE SCENE: CONSTRUCTIVIST LEARNING THEORY
    4. E-PORTFOLIOS AS A LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
    5. CRITICAL REFLECTION: A TRANSITIONING PROCESS
    6. BRYOFOLIO GOALS
    7. TECHNOLOGY
    8. CONCLUSION
  10. Chapter 4: Implementing ePortfolios
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. E-LEARNING STRATEGY ON THE FACULTY
    4. THE PILOT PROJECT
    5. FUTURE WORK
  11. Chapter 5: ePorticulture
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION: DESIGNING A NEW EDUCATIONAL LANDSCAPE
    3. BACKGROUND: ELEMENTS FOR SUCCESSFUL PLANTING
    4. ENCOURAGING EDU-DIVERSITY: CHANGING ASSESSMENT = CHANGING CURRICULUM = CHANGING THE CULTURE OF THE INSTITUTION
    5. CONCLUSION
  12. Chapter 6: 21st Century Teaching and Learning through E-Portfolios
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. GREATER EXPECTATIONS AND THE PROMISES OF EPORTFOLIO IN AN ERA OF ACCOUNTABILITY
    3. EDUCATION ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEM (EAS): PROFILE OF A TEACHER EDUCATION UNIT
    4. 21 CENTURY TEACHING AND LEARNING THROUGH EPORTFOLIO: POTENTIALS AND CHALLENGES
  13. Chapter 7: EPortfolio Use in Africa
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. ANALYSIS OF PORTFOLIO USAGE
    4. CASES
    5. CENTRALIZING EPORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT
    6. THE FUTURE
    7. APPENDIX
  14. Chapter 8: Can We Do Both? Eportfolios for Student Learning and Assessment
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND: PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY
    4. BALANCING THE NEED FOR ASSESSMENT WITH THE NEED FOR STUDENT LEARNING
    5. USING THE EPORTFOLIO FOR ASSESSMENT
    6. CONCLUSION
  15. Chapter 9: Electronic Portfolios for Career Exploration
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND
    3. WHAT WAS DONE
    4. THE EFFECTS OF SELF-EFFICACY
    5. SELF ESTEEM
    6. THE FIRST SYSTEMS
    7. METRICS
    8. INFLUENCE OF SOCIAL NETWORKS
    9. FUTURE WORK
    10. CONCLUSION
  16. Chapter 10: ePortfolios
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. PORTFOLIO ARTIFACTS
    4. PORTFOLIO PRODUCTION TIPS
    5. CONCLUSION
  17. Chapter 11: Current ePortfolio Practice in Australia
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE POLICY CONTEXT FOR EPORTFOLIO ACTIVITY IN AUSTRALIA
    4. THE AUSTRALIAN EPORTFOLIO PROJECT
    5. UNDERSTANDINGS OF “EPORTFOLIO”
    6. CONCLUSION
  18. Chapter 12: ePortfolios for Higher Education
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. ISSUES AND CHALLENGES
    5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    6. FUTURE DIRECTION
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. APPENDIX
  19. Chapter 13: Faculty Teaching Beliefs, Eportfolios, and Web 2.0 at the Crossroads
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
    4. METHOD
    5. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
    6. IMPLICATIONS AND CONCLUSION
  20. Chapter 14: Ideal Design and Content of Support Systems for Electronic Teaching Portfolios
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND INFORMATION
    4. PROGRAM DESIGN
  21. Chapter 15: Challenges and Opportunities in Developing Language E-Portfolios
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. E-PORTFOLIOS IN TAIWAN
    4. 3. OPPORTUNITIES IN DEVELOPING AN ONLINE LANGUAGE PORTFOLIO
    5. 4. CONCLUSION
  22. Compilation of References
  23. About the Contributors
  24. Related References