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ID : 453
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Title : Using e-Portfolio as an Assessment in Academic Writing: Exploring the Learners' Experience
Type : Paper (25 minutes)
Category : Individual session
Abstract :

Portfolios have long been used as a form of alternative assessment in language classrooms. In the present day, the use of e-Portfolios (electronic portfolios) is becoming more relevant as compared to conventional paper portfolios. This study aimed to explore the extent to which an e-Portfolio assessment contributed to the attainment of academic writing from the learners’ perspectives. A total of 48 undergraduate students who were enrolled in an English Language course in Universiti Malaysia Sabah participated in this study. Throughout the course, the students were required to respond to SWOT analysis in small groups in order to identify any emerging issues. The students were also required to fill in an open-ended questionnaire at the end of the course in order to explore their experience of using the e-Portfolio. To obtain more detailed information, 18 students from the sample were selected for an interview based on their academic writing results. The findings showed that the students experienced difficulty adapting to the e-Portfolio in the beginning of the course. In general, a majority of the students believed that certain features within the e-Portfolio helped them to become better writers. A majority of the students also concurred that the e-Portfolio should continue to be implemented as part of the course.


Keywords : e-Portfolio, assessment, academic writing
Conference theme : Application of technology to the language classroom
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Main presenter : Ms. Wirawati, Yi Xe Ngui
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Affiliation : Universiti Malaysia Sabah (Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia)
Email address : wirawati.ngui@ums.edu.my
Biography :

Wirawati Ngui Yi Xe is a language teacher at Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS). She holds a bachelor’s degree (TESL) from the University of Auckland and a master’s degree (TESL) from UMS. Her research interests include but is not limited to TESL, assessment, e-learning, higher education, and alternative education.


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Date added : Sunday, 31 March 2019, 12:55 PM
Date modified : Sunday, 31 March 2019, 3:48 PM
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Submission status : Accepted
Schedule number : 261-P
Schedule day : Aug 9th (Fri)
Schedule time : 16: 55 - 17: 20
Schedule duration : 25 mins
Schedule room name : B103
Schedule room seats : 30 seats
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