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Reflective Learning and Assessment Support System Based on a Formal Descriptive Model for E-portfolios PROCEEDINGS

, Fuji Tokoha University, Japan ; , The University of Electro-Communications, Japan ; , Fuji Tokoha University, Japan ; , , Tokyo Gakugei University, Japan

World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-66-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Many integrated systems that use e-portfolios on the Internet have found application in educational institutions. However, these systems cannot promote active student reflection because they generally manage only the students’ final products, and student learning and assessment are separated. The purpose of this study was to overcome these problems so that e-portfolios can better support reflective learning and assessment. We first developed a formal descriptive model (“e-portfolio cell”) for e-portfolios that provides information on the relationships between e-portfolios for the entire learning process, and then we developed a system based on the model framework that supports reflective learning and assessment (“RefLASS”). Evaluation demonstrated that using RefLASS enabled the students to better monitor and control their own learning and to reflect on their learning through self and peer assessment, resulting in support of reflective learning and assessment using e-portfolios.

Citation

Morimoto, Y., Ueno, M., Kikukawa, I., Yokoyama, S. & Miyadera, Y. (2008). Reflective Learning and Assessment Support System Based on a Formal Descriptive Model for E-portfolios. In C. Bonk et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2008 (pp. 3846-3855). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

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