Guidelines of Designing E-Portfolios in Canadian and Chinese Higher Education

  • Author / Creator
    Wei, Wei
  • E-portfolios have been widely used as digital education technologies in western countries. However, there are merely no applications and few academic studies of e-portfolios in China. This research aims to design guidelines of e-portfolios for Canadian and Chinese higher education. To achieve the goal, I have analyzed theories and literatures about not only e-portfolios, but also historical facts of Chinese higher education. I also conducted surveys and UI evaluations about Mahara, an e-portfolio used by the University of Alberta in Canada. Findings reveal what users’ experiences were, how user interface of Mahara designed, and how users assessed e-portfolios in Canadian higher education. Guidelines were based on findings of Mahara, theories analysis, and Chinese educational reforms, which include a site map, functions, features, and suggestions to support the e-portfolio.

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  • Graduation date
    Spring 2018
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  • Degree
    Master of Arts
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