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Online student portfolios for demonstration of engineering graduate attributes

Palmer, Stuart and Hall, Wayne 2006, Online student portfolios for demonstration of engineering graduate attributes, in ASCILITE 2006 : Who's learning? Whose technology? The 23rd Annual conference of the Australasian Society of Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, Sydney University Press, Sydney, N.S.W., pp. 623-632.

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Title Online student portfolios for demonstration of engineering graduate attributes
Author(s) Palmer, Stuart
Hall, Wayne
Conference name Australasian Society of Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education. Conference (23rd: 2006: Sydney, N.S.W.)
Conference location Sydney, N.S.W.
Conference dates 3-6 Dec. 2006
Title of proceedings ASCILITE 2006 : Who's learning? Whose technology? The 23rd Annual conference of the Australasian Society of Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education
Editor(s) Markauskaite, Lina
Goodyear, Peter
Reimann, Peter
Publication date 2006
Conference series Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Conference
Start page 623
End page 632
Publisher Sydney University Press
Place of publication Sydney, N.S.W.
Keyword(s) graduate attributes
student portfolios
online portfolios
Summary Engineers Australia is the Australian professional body that accredits undergraduate engineering programs. It espouses an ‘outcomes-based’ program accreditation philosophy, but imposes mandatory ‘process’ requirements for off-campus programs that are in addition to the requirements for conventional on-campus programs. The focus on off-campus engineering study raises the question: how can learning outcomes, regardless of mode of study, be effectively measured? The current answer appears to be ‘graduate attributes’. The literature reveals a range of sophistication in approach to graduate attributes from identifying desirable graduate attributes, through to evidence-based certification of individual student attainment of graduate attributes. Many engineering accrediting bodies around the world identify student portfolios as a strategy for demonstrating student attainment of graduate attributes. The increasing use of online technology by students and educators alike, including as part of assessment, means that many of the reported applications of student portfolios are online portfolios. The effectiveness of online student portfolios will depend on them being embedded in day-to-day educational practice, rather than being an optional extra given a low priority by busy students. This paper presents a survey of the related literature and briefly outlines a project in progress at Deakin University to trial an online student portfolio.
Language eng
Field of Research 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
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