E-portfolios for community building, technological literacy

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  • How can teachers and students use e-Portfolios to share work, ideas and goals in the composition classroom?

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  • e-Portfolios in the Classroom:
  • Individual Portfolios
  • Class connections
  • Peer Reviews
  • Instructor Critique
  • 24-hour access


  • Learning Objectives
  • Writing as Process
  • Writing as Collaboration
  • Writing as Conversation

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  • Frominventiontopeer reviewtorevisionand publishing, students are able to visualize the writing process and actively become a part of it.


  • I love that it allowed us to keep everything in one place. I cant imagine peer review without us all having our essays online. It just wouldnt have worked out as well.
  • --Fall 2008 Student


  • I like that it was easy to use and that I could build a portfolio. As a Writing, Literature and Publishing major, I think it could be extremely useful.
  • --Fall 2008 Student


  • It is nice that there are a lot of options for design and formatting for the actual portfolio and the postings.
  • --Fall 2008 Student

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  • Students look to peer assignments for varied approaches to writing
  • Online access promotes continued peer support system outside of the classroom
  • Online communication encourages an authentic tone and on-going conversation.


  • Students gain ownership of the e-Portfolios content, use and design
  • Students learn and communicate in an online forum that is familiar to them
  • Multimodal assignments encourage creativity and technological experimentation.

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  • I really like the
  • collaborative nature of
  • Digication. Its great seeing
  • an archive of our work as
  • well as everyone elses.
  • I loved how if you were ever stuck on writingsomething you could useDigication to see howothers approach thetopic.


  • In this course, I use Digication topublish, share, and critique writtenwork.
  • I write my working drafts
  • and final essays on here
  • so that everyone can use
  • and view my work a lot
  • easier. I also post
  • reflection to this site in order to
  • give insight on my essay for
  • my teacher to see.


  • I liked the ease with which you can post the work anddiscussit even outside of the classroom.


  • I prefer doing peer review face-to-face and being able to write comments on papers.
  • I dislike how everyone can see it, my writing isnt strong and posting it for everyone on the network to see is a little embarrassing.
  • The only problem really was that when we peer reviewed we were not able to mark up the essays like we could on hardcopy.


  • I think this has the potential to be a great avenue for sharing work and getting feedback. Classes can use it for peer review, professors can use it to give feedback, and students can use it for personal publication.
  • --Anonymous Student,
  • Fall 2008 Intro to College Writing


  • Emerson Colleges Instructional Technology Group
  • http://www.emerson.edu/itg/
  • Digication
  • http://www.digication.com/