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Issues in Educational Research, 2019, Vol 29(3), 649-677.
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The use of e-portfolios in higher education: From the students' perspective

Monika Ciesielkiewicz
Villanueva-Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

This study sets out to discern the students' perspective on the value/usefulness and importance of the e-portfolio, as well as their own performance and effort. The participants were 121 preschool and primary school initial teacher education students in a private university in Spain. They were enrolled in three asynchronous undergraduate sections of an elective course on ICTs in education. Our data suggest that students are willing to use e-portfolios in the future, and do not just view them as coursework to be completed for a grade. The respondents acknowledged the value of e-portfolio as a learning and evaluation tool. Students recognise the e-portfolio as a job search tool as well as a resource for career advancement. They reported both competence and satisfaction with their work. The strongest impetus of intrinsic motivation, as indicated by our research, was an appreciation for the value and usefulness of the e-portfolio, followed by the students' perspective of competence.
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Authors: Dr Monika Ciesielkiewicz is a Professor of Education and Applied Linguistics in the Department of Applied Didactics at Villanueva-Complutense University of Madrid. She is involved in a variety of educational technology and innovation initiatives and assists teachers and professors with the implementation of ICT tools in the curriculum. Her research interests are concerned with educational technology, lifelong learning, assessment and evaluation in education and e-portfolios as a lifelong learning and job search tool.
Email: mciesielkiewicz@villanueva.edu

Please cite as: Ciesielkiewicz, M. (2019). The use of e-portfolios in higher education: From the students' perspective. Issues in Educational Research, 29(3), 649-677. http://www.iier.org.au/iier29/ciesielkiewicz.pdf

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