Using free source eportfolios to empower ESL teachers in collaborative peer reflection

Adrian TING, Phillip David JONES

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This chapter reviews literature in the domain of collaborative peer reflection and the concept of voice for English teachers and puts forward three stages that need to be followed when selecting a suitable free source technology to create ePortfolio networks that are sensitive to the local environment. This is achieved by comparing twelve free source technologies against ten separate criteria to aid the reader in selecting a free source technology for ePortfolio use. The chapter then goes on to put forward five stages for facilitating collaborative peer reflection and the dissemination of ePortfolio use. This is presented together with sound advice that is applicable worldwide to ensure that success at each stage is achieved. The authors also draw attention to the future direction of research in this field.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTechnology Implementation and Teacher Education: Reflective Models
EditorsJunko YAMAMOTO, Joseph C. KUSH, Ron LOMBARD, C. Jay HERTZOG
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781615208982
ISBN (Print)9781615208975
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

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