E-portfolios and personal construct theory : the case of computing students

Chalk, Peter and Holley, Debbie and Pokorny, Helen and Andrew, David and Wilson-Medhurst, Sarah (2009) E-portfolios and personal construct theory : the case of computing students. Investigations in university teaching and learning, 5 (2). pp. 103-110. ISSN 1740-5106

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Abstract

This paper uses personal construct theory to elicit the views of new computing undergraduates about electronic portfolios. It explores the personal constructs used by a small group of computing students when asked to describe e-portfolio elements
and an ‘ideal’ e-portfolio. Previous research indicated that when using a commercial e-portfolio students were unlikely to engage with the e-portfolio unless it was assessed and that there were a number of negative responses from staff and students related to the lack of rewards for the effort and time involved (Chalk, 2008). Our interest is in exploring how designers construe the process to which the portfolio tools are put in order to identify key features of different portfolios. The aim is to identify the possible parameters for designing e-portfolios, notably in relation to their potential for personal development planning.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Investigations in university teaching and learning; e-portfolios; personal development planning; PDP; student conceptions of learning
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 370 Education
Department: Centre for Professional Education and Development (CPED)
School of Computing and Digital Media
Depositing User: Mary Burslem
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2015 11:11
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 11:20
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/252

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