Using web-based portfolios in CALL teacher education

Son, Jeong-Bae (2009) Using web-based portfolios in CALL teacher education. In: Internet-based language learning: pedagogies and technologies. APACALL Book Series . APACALL, Raleigh, NC, USA, pp. 107-118. ISBN 978-1-4452-4331-3

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Professional development plays a significant role in ensuring that teachers are able to enhance their teaching skills and improve students' learning outcomes. In computer-assisted language learning (CALL) environments, language teachers need to understand instructional aspects of the Internet and know how to use the Internet effectively for teaching purposes. This chapter addresses the issue of the use of Web-based portfolios in language teacher education and responds to the question of how Web-based portfolios can be integrated into a formal professional development course for language teachers. A Web-based portfolio can be seen as a personal record demonstrating actual evidence of exploration, reflection and achievements online. It can be used as a tool for learning and assessment in language teacher training, taking advantage of electronic formats with hyperlinks to multimedia materials. The chapter presents an online postgraduate course, which combines guided modules and online discussions with investigatory components leading to the creation and submission of a structured Web-based portfolio. It also shows some examples of Web-based portfolios created by in-service teachers in the course and looks into the teachers’ reflections on their own learning experience.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Chapter 6. All Rights reserved c. 2009 by APACALL (Standard Copyright Licecnse). Print copies held in the USQ Library at call no. 418.00285 Lan.
Depositing User: Dr Jeong-Bae Son
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2010 05:32
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2014 23:27
Uncontrolled Keywords: computer-assisted language learning; Web-based portfolios; language teacher education
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2004 Linguistics > 200401 Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguistics
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/6907

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