Communities of Learning and Support through ePortfolios: Student Empowerment, and Lifelong Learning for Students and Teachers

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2022-09
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Hoven, Debra
Prokopetz, Rita Zuba
Al-Tawil, Rima
Walsh, Pamela
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Commonwealth of Learning (COL)
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PCF10 Sub-theme: Inspiring Innovations // During this pandemic, as educational institutions worldwide shifted their teaching approaches, the realization has strengthened of the need for flexible, learner-centred, authentic assessment. As learning interventions that promote reflection and self-regulation, ePortfolios are considered alternative methods of assessment in classrooms that are in-person, blended, or entirely online. In facilitated instruction, ePortfolios are deployed to enhance educational experiences since they enable students to express their learning in various modes – text, audio, video, visual. The flexibility that eportfolios offer: online and/or offline, on desktops, laptops, or mobile, make them accessible to learners worldwide, thus providing educators with a pedagogical approach that is inclusive, collaborative, and innovative. Critical elements of ePortfolios include students documenting and reflecting on learning of skills, knowledge and competencies, linking formal and workplace learning, participating in communities of learning, and developing multi-modal digital literacies and communication skills. // Paper ID 1329
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Online Learning, Lifelong Learning, Assessments, Empowerment, Professional Development, Workplace Learning
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Canada
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Caribbean and Americas
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