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Making use of portfolios to enhance learning

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSustainable ICT, Education and Learning - IFIP WG 3.4 International Conference, SUZA 2019, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsArthur Tatnall, Nicholas Mavengere
PublisherSpringer New York LLC
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783030287634
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIFIP WG 3.4 International Conference on Sustainable ICT, Education, and Learning - Zanzibar, Tanzania, United Republic of
Duration: 25 Apr 201927 Apr 2019

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
ISSN (Print)1868-4238
ISSN (Electronic)1868-422X


ConferenceIFIP WG 3.4 International Conference on Sustainable ICT, Education, and Learning
CountryTanzania, United Republic of


Portfolios have been used in learning for a while. The value of the use of portfolios for learning has been well documented. For example, portfolios encourage students to reflect on their strengths, needs, errors, interests, challenges, and objectives, as well as, encourage interactive processes among students, teachers, and parents. Thus, it is value to strengthen the use of portfolio, for instance, by making use of appropriate pedagogical approaches and technological adoption. This research seeks to highlight the evolvement of use of portfolios from paper based to an electronic portfolio in the form of a word-processed document to students creating e-portfolios. To capture this process prior to the use of e-portfolios, students had been required to keep portfolios in the form of a word-processed document or paper based. The results show that the adoption of technology and improved pedagogical techniques enhanced students’ educational performance and satisfaction. Therefore, this research advocates for the adoption of technologically-driven pedagogical philosophy to enhance the use of portfolios in learning and teaching.

ASJC Scopus subject areas


  • Electronic portfolios, Enhancing learning, Microsoft word-based portfolios, Paper-based-portfolios, Students’ satisfaction

Publication forum classification

Field of science, Statistics Finland