This paper documents a yearlong pilot study, conducted by teacher education faculty, to evaluate methods for creating, sustaining, and assessing teaching portfolios. Selected issues with paper-based and software-based programs are compared. Key design, instructional, and procedural problems that arose during this study are discussed as well. The findings of this study support the need for a flexible electronic portfolio system in which students play a key role in the design, development, and content of their portfolios as well as the need for a clearly articulated academic purpose and requirements for the teaching portfolio with implications for students in all disciplines.
Smith, Steven B.; Cook, Christopher M.; Faulkner, Shawn A.; and Peers, Michele G.
"Electronic and Paper-Based Teaching Portfolios: Student Perceptions and Recommendations,"
Kentucky Journal of Excellence in College Teaching and Learning: Vol. 6
, Article 5.
Available at: http://encompass.eku.edu/kjectl/vol6/iss1/5