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Introducing Feedback Mechanisms to Users of Higher Education ePortfolios

Meyer, Philip and Sporer, Thomas (2012) Introducing Feedback Mechanisms to Users of Higher Education ePortfolios. pp. 44-45. In: Proceedings of the The PLE Conference 2011, 10th - 12th July 2011, Southampton, UK.

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The University of Augsburg offers an optional study programme, in which students acquire key competencies through participating in informal, self- organised project work. The learning design of this programme builds on the stu- dents’ reflection of the project experiences with regard to their competency development. The reflection also serves for assessment purposes and is organised via an ePortfolio system ( This paper presents research, conducted in order to enhance the portfolio-based assessment. Especially, more advanced feedback mechanisms have been proposed in a scenario approach. Qualitative interviews with students show that feedback is only desired under special circumstances. Acceptance factors as identified in this explorative study are in particular prior experience, privacy concerns and relevance for grading.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Web Science Comments:PLE Conference
Subjects:Web Science Events > Personal Learning Environment Conference 2011
ID Code:708
Deposited By: Lisa Sugiura
Deposited On:27 Mar 2012 20:04
Last Modified:10 May 2013 15:01

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