Electronic Language Portfolio for Guided Independent Learning in Higher Education

Elena Kulikova
2014 International Journal for Digital Society (IJDS)  
The paper presents an overview of the experience of effective organization of independent student learning using the electronic language portfolio at Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod (Russia). An e-portfolio is a digital version of a paper-based portfolio. E-portfolios are an electronic representation of students' work − a purposeful digital collection that demonstrates their work, efforts, abilities, progress toward particular goals, self-reflection, and achievements. The
more » ... vements. The electronic format allows a teacher to evaluate student portfolios via the Internet, a CD-ROM or thumb drive etc. Our student language e-portfolios are created by individual students with teacher input and help, taking into consideration non-linguistic orientation of the university and national characteristics of students. The paper considers the design of e-portfolio, views an e-portfolio as an additional assessment tool, and discusses the strengths and weaknesses of e-portfolio use. The implementation of the e-portfolio in the adult ESL classroom allows us to instill critical thinking skills into students, increase their motivation and the quality of education.
doi:10.20533/ijds.2040.2570.2014.0119 fatcat:b2sxktxn7nd53oa3xn4uzrst7y