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Title: Benefits and obstacles of e-portfolios in elementary education: Documentingthe students’ perspective
Authors: Nicolaidou, Iolie 
Keywords: Students' Attitudes
Primary Education
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: IATED
Source: 6th International Technology, Education and Development Conference, 2012, Valencia, Spain, 5-7 March
Abstract: 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.
Description: Η συγκεκριμένη δημοσίευση συνεδρίου βρίσκεται στο βιβλίο με τίτλο: INTED2012 Proceedings
ISBN: 978-84-615-5563-5
Appears in Collections:Δημοσιεύσεις σε συνέδρια/Conference papers

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