The Digital Portfolio: Teachers Learning Through Technology, About Technology
Dr Denise Egea-Kuehne.
A digital portfolio showcases an educator's best work as a professional and, in addition, his or her knowledge of, and savvy with, technology. Creating an electronic portfolio is a rewarding and valuable learning experience in acquiring technology skills, and provides a documentation of the individual's abilities with computer systems and software.
A brief review of the traditional types of assessment is followed by a discussion of the limitations of standardized testing. Then I address the challenge of assessing development over time with a performance-based approach, showing how one alternative assessment form, the electronic portfolio, can help keep track of a teacher's professional development over a long period of time, while providing valuable information for curriculum specialists, principals, school boards, parents, the community and the profession. I discuss the benefits of electronic portfolios in providing unique opportunities to acquire technology knowledge and skills. The technologies necessary to support the development of digital portfolios and the step-by-step procedures are described.
The specific example of the state of Louisiana recently adopted PASS-PORT electronic portfolio system is presented.
Dr Denise Egea-Kuehne (United States)
Associate Professor in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction College of Education
Louisiana State University
Denise Egéa-Kuehne is associate professor and director of the French Education Project for Research and Teacher Education in the College of Education, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. She has been an Invited Scholar at the Institut National de Recherche PÃ©dagogique, Paris, France. Her research interests center around curriculum theory, philosophy of education, critical theory and cultural studies with a focus on French authors. She lectures and publishes in North America and Europe on issues of diversity, languages, human rights and related ethico-political issues. She published "Derrida & Education," co-edited with Gert Biesta. She is currently working on the texts of Levinas, Serres and Derrida
(Virtual Presentation, English)