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Towards Combining Individual and Collaborative Work Spaces under a Unified E-Portfolio

  • Hugo A. Parada G.
  • Abelardo Pardo
  • Carlos Delgado Kloos
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6785)

Abstract

E-portfolios in learning environments have been attributed numerous benefits and their presence has been steadily increasing. And so has the variety of environments in which a student participates. Collaborative learning requires communication and resource sharing among team members. Students may participate in multiple teams throughout a long period of time, sometimes even simultaneously. Conventional e-portfolios are oriented toward showcasing individual achievements, but they need to also equally reflect collaborative achievements. The approach described in this paper has the objective of offering students an e-portfolio as a local folder their personal computer containing a combined view of their individual and collaborative work spaces. The content of this folder can be synchronized with a remote server thus achieving resource sharing and publication of a clearly identified set of resources.

Keywords

e-portfolio collaborative learning personal learning environment 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hugo A. Parada G.
    • 1
  • Abelardo Pardo
    • 1
  • Carlos Delgado Kloos
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Telematic EngineeringUniversity Carlos III of MadridSpain

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