Implementing an electronic portfolio assessment strategy: multiple pathways for diverse learners

2006-05-23T10:27:41Z (GMT) by El-Marie Mostert Johan Knoetze
The implementation of a portfolio assessment strategy in the education and training environment is a time consuming process that should be performed within a specific framework, structure or model to accommodate diverse learners. The aim of this paper is to: • Present an overview of a generic framework for the implementation of an electronic portfolio assessment strategy. This framework comprises of an analysis phase, a design and development phase, a sensitizing phase, a compilation phase and an assessment phase. This is not a static framework, but due to continuous evaluation and assessment of each phase the framework should be flexible and provide the opportunity for successful implementation of electronic portfolios as an assessment strategy for all learners. • Focus on the implementation of electronic portfolio assessment using this framework, adapting the processes and procedures for diverse learners with different skills levels. • Focus on the processes and procedures followed during electronic portfolio development and implementation for diverse learners, including learners from the following groups: o Learners competent in constructing web based documents. o Learners less competent in constructing web based documents, but with adequate computer skills to explore the creation of web based documents with confidence. o Learners less competent in constructing web based documents, but with inadequate computer skills to explore the creation of web based documents with confidence.