Category: Social Media

Electronic Portfolios as Pedagogy: Using bPortfolios for Authentic Assessment of Teacher Knowledge and Skills in the U.S.

Electronic Portfolios as Pedagogy: Using bPortfolios for Authentic Assessment of Teacher Knowledge and Skills in the U.S.

Web 2.0 technologies, such as blogging, allow for locally developed, cost-effective, and holistic alternative portfolio assessment systems. By enhancing critical reflection and fostering social interaction, blogging portfolios or bPortfolios become integral formative and summative assessment tools for all teacher education students enrolled in a university program. Blogging platforms such as WordPress.com are free to use […]

App.net or ADN or App dot Net: what is it?

App.net or ADN or App dot Net: what is it?

What is App.net?  From the developers: App.net is your passport to great applications. Use your App.net account to access a network of amazing social apps. Talk to friends with group messaging apps, share pictures and documents with file storage apps, and tell stories with microblogging apps—all while controlling your own data. Find apps you love and […]

Implementing Electronic Portfolios Through Social Media Platforms: Steps and Student Perceptions

Implementing Electronic Portfolios Through Social Media Platforms: Steps and Student Perceptions

David W. Denton, Seattle Pacific University David Wicks, Seattle Pacific University Abstract: Over the last two decades, students and teachers, across educational levels and disciplines, have been subject to a variety of school reform efforts. Nevertheless, some instructional practices, such as portfolio assessment, persist and grow in popularity even in the midst of changing educational […]

Social Bookmarking – Diigo or Zotero

Social Bookmarking – Diigo or Zotero

Evergreen’s Academic Computing currently supports the use of Zotero for web-based bibliographic citation management. Although this tool’s focus is not social bookmarking, it does have group features like discussion forums and access to shared bookmarks and notes. How we currently … Continue reading