Khaja, Farah Natchiar Mohd. (2012) Issues and challenges of using web portfolios: an ancient approach in a new environment. In: 2nd Malaysian Postgraduate Conference (MPC 2012), 7-9 July 2012, Gold Coast, Australia.
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This paper reports on the initial findings of a doctoral project exploring the use of Web portfolios in the training of pre-service ESL teachers in Malaysia. Web-based portfolios or Web portfolios were introduced in a computer-assisted language learning (CALL) course offered at a teacher training institution in Malaysia. Its use is twofold: as an assignment of the CALL course where students display their understanding of CALL, and as a learning approach that fosters collaboration and reflection. Through focus group interviews, the paper highlights issues and challenges experienced by students throughout their development of Web portfolios in the CALL course. Initial findings suggest that tensions do exist between the use of portfolios as an assessment tool and its use as a learning tool. Conflicting expectations of students owing to their limited understanding of the portfolio concept and their unfamiliarity with the Web as a learning environment are identified as the two main challenges for Web portfolio success in the CALL course.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)|
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|Uncontrolled Keywords:||web portfolio; teacher training; computer-assisted language learning|
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|Date Deposited:||31 Oct 2012 06:05|
|Last Modified:||03 Jul 2013 01:30|
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