Developing an Information System for E-Portfolio Based Knowledge Generation and Sharing in Teacher Education
Mariamma Mathew, Thomas Uzhuvath, Tony Cherian and Aswathy G.
Peet Memorial Training College, Mavelikara, Kerala State, India
This project, which aims to develop a professional portfolio for teacher educators and student teachers, is in its budding stage. The focus is to develop a Learning Management System with many of the social networking features.Student teachers can upload products including My Teaching Philosophy, Reflective Journal, Lesson Plans, Teaching Video and Photos in addition to detailed personal and academic profiles,.Every product is uploaded with a reflective note and there is a provision for comments and feedback. A major feature is to make performance assessment strategies as an integral part of the portfolio system. The self,peer, and mentor assessmentsare carried out using rubrics. Login to the system is also allowed for educational institutions, employers and guests and the public. It is expected that the system works as an effective tool for engaging student teachers and teacher educators to create and share a pool of pedagogical knowledge.