Assessment Issues and New Technologies: ePortfolio Possibilities

During the past three decades, we have witnessed dynamic technological changes that have been accompanied by considerable policy developments and initiatives by governments and education systems. For the purposes of this chapter, the technological developments focused on are specifically those related to information and communication technologies (ICT). A comprehensive definition of ICT is adopted here to include not only personal computers, but also allows for consideration of a wider range of new and emerging technologies that can be used for information and communication purposes, such as the Internet, mobile phones, digital cameras, digital video recorders, learning objects, personal digital assistants (PDAs), interactive whiteboards, wireless and networking technologies, podcasts, mp3 players, virtual reality and voice over Internet protocol (VoIP).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Educ & Professional StudiesGriffith UniversityGold Coast CampusAustralia
  2. 2.University of Southern QueenslandAustralia

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