Presentation Details

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Eleventh International Literacy and Education Research Network Conference on Learning

Eportfolios: Preservice Teacher Uses: Eportfolios in Practice

Dr. Roberta Devlin-Scherer.

As its centerpiece for recognizing accomplished teaching, the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards selected a portfolio as one of its main assessment tools. Many teacher education programs have adopted portfolios for their programs as demonstrations of preservice teacher understanding of the teaching role and teaching performance. Generally, preservice teachers may have kept writing folders in their past schooling, but have not had experience developing standards-based or thematic portfolios, and many need substantial assistance as they go through this process during their programs. Sections of an eportfolio developed to help preservice teachers create a portfolio that displays their competence in teaching and learning are shown. Results from a survey of preservice users of the eportfolio about the usefulness of various sections are presented.


Dr. Roberta Devlin-Scherer  (United States)
Professor in Educational Studies
College of Education and Human Services
Seton Hall University

Roberta Devlin-Scherer teaches Instructional Theory into Practice and Educational Evaluation to graduate and undergraduate students at Seton Hall University. Her research focuses on preservice student use of technology in field experience settings and portfolios.

  • ePortfolios
  • Preservice teachers

(30 min. Conference Paper, English)