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E-portfolio as a means of self-promotion on the Web

Wioletta Kwiatkowska, Kamila Majewska

The aim of this article is to present the results of a research on creating and using e-portfolios by pedagogy students of Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun. The answers sought were: What previous experience in the use of e-portfolios the examined people show? What objective guided the learners to create their own e-portfolio? What opportunities of having and the benefits of creating an e-portfolio the respondents see? What problems are faced by the students while creating their own e-portfolio? How does the selection of technological tools to create an e-portfolio by respondents look like? Is there a relationship between the time spent on preparing an e-portfolio and the assessment of their own abilities, achievements and progress made while working on an e-portfolio? Main research based on a diagnostic survey, complete with interview and observation, was conducted on a sample of 178 students of pedagogy, who within the classes were acquainted with the e-portfolio method. The selection was purposeful. Analysis of the data revealed that pedagogy students (approx. of the respondents) perceive e-portfolio as a useful way to promote their achievements online. The analyses conducted also show that the method used played a special role in case of people not quite aware of their own capabilities (over 72%). Based on observations and collected responses authors concluded that the assessment of one's abilities, achievements and progress were made in the early hours of work over virtual briefcase. The total time of the task, was also associated with the technical development of materials, which influenced the results (and consequently no association between time spent on the preparation of an e-portfolio and the assessment of their own abilities, achievements and progress).

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Wioletta Kwiatkowska

Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń

Kamila Majewska

Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń

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DOI: 10.15219/em66.1262

The article is in the printed version on pages 33-38.

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