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Student attitudes towards the use of                 e-PortfoliosExperiences from the University of the South Pacific     ...
Overview   Background   ePortfolio system@USP   Pilot course: UU100 (Semester 2-2010)   ePortfolio attitudes evaluatio...
University of the South Pacific (USP)   Region of approximately 33 million km²   5 time zones   Jointly owned by 12 cou...
ePortfolio system @ USP      Eportfolio Working Group
Training   Introduction to ePortfolios/Mahara       2 week Online workshop       2 hour F2F training session       Sup...
UU100 – pilot course (Semester 2, 2010)
UU100 – ePortfolio assessment              Weekly lab activities              10 mini assessments                    ePort...
UU100 – ePortfolio assessment breakdown
UU100 student ePortfolio – example
UU100 student ePortfolio – example
UU100 – ePortfolio evaluation   Student attitudes towards using ePortfolios for    assessment and learning       End of ...
UU100 ePortfolio survey
Results - demographics             Total Enrolled: 1815          Total Responded: 279 (15%)           Male 40% Female 60%
Results – learning factor               52%     28%                          12%        5%                                ...
Results – learning factor                 56%      27%                                5%   4%                           8%%
Results – learning factor             Question                           Likert Scale Ranks                               ...
Results – learning factor (overall)
Results – assessment factor              I feel comfortable with an e-portfolio               used as an assessment in a c...
Results – assessment factor                I feel that an e-portfolio is a better way          for lecturers to assess my ...
Results – assessment factor      I feel that an e-portfolio is a better way for faculty to             assess my knowledge...
Results – assessment factor (overall)
UU100 Student: Self in the near future
Results: Visibility (Evaluation)                                     Strongly                                     disagree...
Results: Visibility                      Strongly                       Strongly                     disagree             ...
This week’s topic was very analytical and interesting. I wasable to develop my skills at using tables, charts…Poonam
Support from staff My faculty members were able to assist me when I had technical ePortfolio issues.   60%                ...
SupportMy faculty members were knowledgeable about the ePortfolio system.        60%               54%        50%        4...
Support          Please have teaching assistants          and such learn the complexities of          teaching students on...
UU100 ePortfolio assessment resultsCampus          Highest   Lowest   Mean   Number      % Pass                score     s...
Conclusion   A minority of students did not understand or    had issues with e-portfolios   Majority of students conside...
Some RecommendationsA total of 18 Recommendations Further deeper evaluation Send teaching and support staff to  ePortfol...
Questions
References   Visser, Penny S., Jon A. Krosnick, Jesse Marquette, and Michael    Curtin. 1996. “Mail Surveys for Election ...
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Student attitudes towards the use of e-portfolios

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Student attitudes towards the use of e-portfolios

  1. 1. Student attitudes towards the use of e-PortfoliosExperiences from the University of the South Pacific Javed Yusuf & Pita Tuisawau The Centre for Flexible & Distance Learning The University of the South Pacific
  2. 2. Overview Background ePortfolio system@USP Pilot course: UU100 (Semester 2-2010) ePortfolio attitudes evaluation in UU100 Evaluation of results Conclusion & Recommendations Q&A
  3. 3. University of the South Pacific (USP) Region of approximately 33 million km² 5 time zones Jointly owned by 12 countries
  4. 4. ePortfolio system @ USP Eportfolio Working Group
  5. 5. Training Introduction to ePortfolios/Mahara  2 week Online workshop  2 hour F2F training session  Support staff & Teaching staff
  6. 6. UU100 – pilot course (Semester 2, 2010)
  7. 7. UU100 – ePortfolio assessment Weekly lab activities 10 mini assessments ePortfolioreflections summaries Due: Week 15
  8. 8. UU100 – ePortfolio assessment breakdown
  9. 9. UU100 student ePortfolio – example
  10. 10. UU100 student ePortfolio – example
  11. 11. UU100 – ePortfolio evaluation Student attitudes towards using ePortfolios for assessment and learning  End of semester survey – ePortfolio use  Observation of student ePortfolios  UU100 ePortfolio Assessment Summary
  12. 12. UU100 ePortfolio survey
  13. 13. Results - demographics Total Enrolled: 1815 Total Responded: 279 (15%) Male 40% Female 60%
  14. 14. Results – learning factor 52% 28% 12% 5% 3%%
  15. 15. Results – learning factor 56% 27% 5% 4% 8%%
  16. 16. Results – learning factor Question Likert Scale Ranks Strongly Agree Neither Disagree Strongly agree agree nor disagree disagreeI think viewing my peers’ e- 72 152 25 17 13portfolio would be a valuable (26%) (54%) (9%) (6%) (5%)learning experienceI use my e-portfolio to learn my 65 145 45 13 11mistakes (23%) (52%) (16%) (5%) (4%)I plan to continue to enhance my 79 120 54 13 13e-portfolio for lifelong learning (28%) (43%) (19%) (5%) (5%)
  17. 17. Results – learning factor (overall)
  18. 18. Results – assessment factor I feel comfortable with an e-portfolio used as an assessment in a course 50 45 40 35 48% 30 25 20 25% 15 9% 10 14% 4% 5 0% Strongly Agree Not sure Disagree Strongly agree disagree
  19. 19. Results – assessment factor I feel that an e-portfolio is a better way for lecturers to assess my knowledge than a MCT 50 45 45% 40 35 30 25 28% 20 15 7% 10 15% 5% 5 0% Strongly Agree Not sure Disagree Strongly agree disagree
  20. 20. Results – assessment factor I feel that an e-portfolio is a better way for faculty to assess my knowledge than an essay test504540 4735302520 27 151510 7 4 5 0 Strongly Agree Not sure Disagree Strongly% agree disagree
  21. 21. Results – assessment factor (overall)
  22. 22. UU100 Student: Self in the near future
  23. 23. Results: Visibility (Evaluation) Strongly disagree Disagree 3% 2% Neither 7% Strongly agree 30% Agree 58%I would be comfortable with faculty evaluations of my work posted to myePortfolio as long as only I could view them.
  24. 24. Results: Visibility Strongly Strongly disagree agree 13% Disagree 9% 13% Agree Neither 46% 19%I would feel comfortable with my teachers showing my e-portfolio to other teachers.
  25. 25. This week’s topic was very analytical and interesting. I wasable to develop my skills at using tables, charts…Poonam
  26. 26. Support from staff My faculty members were able to assist me when I had technical ePortfolio issues. 60% 51% 50% 40% 30% 22% 19% 20% 5% 10% 2% 0% Strongly Agree Neither Disagree Strongly agree disagree
  27. 27. SupportMy faculty members were knowledgeable about the ePortfolio system. 60% 54% 50% 40% 30% 22% 20% 15% 10% 7% 2% 0% Strongly Agree Neither Disagree Strongly agree disagree
  28. 28. Support Please have teaching assistants and such learn the complexities of teaching students on ePortfolio layouts etc. There Was an Abundance [of] Help To us Students For OUR ePORTFOLIO e.g., conductin[g] eportfolio class on Saturday!! ..GREAT MAHN!!:)
  29. 29. UU100 ePortfolio assessment resultsCampus Highest Lowest Mean Number % Pass score score submittedAlafua 36.3 8.8 26.4 20 90%Kiribati 36.3 3.0 27.0 35 94.3%LabasaLaucala No. Submitted: 26.6 39.0 39.5 0.0 0.0 1597 (88%) 30.8 1363 17 82.4% 82.0%Lautoka Overall Pass: 83% 38.3 0.5 25.5 31 83.9%Marshalls Average Mark: 26.7 31.4 0.3 17.5 7 57.1%Solomon Is. 39.0 23.6 34.1 21 100.0%Tonga 35.3 0.8 25.4 53 86.8%Vanuatu 39.5 2.3 29.6 50 88.0%Overall 39.5 0.0 26.7 1597 83.0%
  30. 30. Conclusion A minority of students did not understand or had issues with e-portfolios Majority of students consider the e-Portfolio a useful learning and assessment tool Conditions are ripe for more USP courses using ePortfolios in 2012
  31. 31. Some RecommendationsA total of 18 Recommendations Further deeper evaluation Send teaching and support staff to ePortfolio conferences A second workshop/training for teachers Enhance ePortfolio rubrics Enhance resources for reflective practice
  32. 32. Questions
  33. 33. References Visser, Penny S., Jon A. Krosnick, Jesse Marquette, and Michael Curtin. 1996. “Mail Surveys for Election Forecasting? An Evaluation of the Colombia Dispatch Poll.” Public Opinion Quarterly 60: 181-227.

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