Enhancing design learning by implementing electronic portfolios

Mieke Schuurman, Christine B. Masters, Peggy Van Meter, Gül Okudan

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This paper presents the findings of a pilot intervention that implemented e-portfolios to enhance design learning at The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State). It will answer the following questions: (1) What type of guidance do students need to develop meaningful content for their portfolios? and (2) How do we assess the portfolio content? The paper includes a description of the rubrics used to assess students' e-portfolio content. The Model of Domain Learning (MDL) formed the basis of the rubric development. The results revealed the importance of reflective writing in the development of ABET-aligned World Class Engineer attributes along the dimensions of the MDL, in particular the development of knowledge. The project was partially funded by the Leonhard Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Education and Social Science Research Institute at Penn State.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - 2008
Event2008 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition - Pittsburg, PA, United States
Duration: Jun 22 2008Jun 24 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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