The role of the electronic portfolio in enhancing Information and Communication Technology and English language skills: The voices of six Malaysian undergraduates

Siew Ming Thang, Yit Sim Lee, Nurul Farhana Zulkifli

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Abstract

This study investigated the effects of the construction and development of electronic portfolios (e-portfolios) on a small user population at a public university in Malaysia. The study was based on a three-month Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and language learning course offered to the undergraduates of the university. One of the key components of the course was the construction and development of an e-portfolio. The purpose of this study is to uncover the impact of this class project on student development of computer and language learning skills. The problems faced in the developmental process will also be discussed. A qualitative case study approach involving interviews with six respondents was utilised in collecting and analysing the data. A questionnaire was used to support the qualitative data. The findings revealed that the e-portfolios had a positive impact on the student development of computer and writing skills.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)277-293
Number of pages17
JournalComputer Assisted Language Learning
Volume25
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012

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Electronic Portfolio
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Keywords

  • e-portfolio
  • ICT
  • language skills development
  • TESL
  • undergraduates

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Linguistics and Language
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Language and Linguistics

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The role of the electronic portfolio in enhancing Information and Communication Technology and English language skills : The voices of six Malaysian undergraduates. / Thang, Siew Ming; Lee, Yit Sim; Zulkifli, Nurul Farhana.

In: Computer Assisted Language Learning, Vol. 25, No. 3, 07.2012, p. 277-293.

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