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Empowering Learning Using a Personal Portfolio Application in an Undergraduate Information Technology Micro-Subject

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Creating a new undergraduate information technology subject to allow students to bring together a record of their learning experiences outside the classroom requires an understanding of opportunities, student capabilities, and workplace scenarios. The challenge is more difficult when a regional/rural university is located where not many technology opportunities exist. Subject design will have to think outside the box to give students a fair opportunity to collate a portfolio of their learning. The challenge is compounded with an industry who prefers outsourcing and hiring of short-term contractors as opposed to full-time employment. With the pandemic and many organizations preferring now to work from home, student outlook for how a unique subject should operate is covered and student preferences recorded. This enables other institutions who may decide to introduce such a subject and use the same approach in the creation and design of a subject where the teaching staff becomes a facilitator.


  • Student portfolio
  • Micro-subject
  • Authentic learning
  • Self-reflection
  • Subject development
  • Yarning
  • Working from home

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The authors acknowledge and appreciate the consultation of the First Nations teaching group of the university in understanding and application of First Nations yarning method in this subject.

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Chan, A., Tien, D. (2022). Empowering Learning Using a Personal Portfolio Application in an Undergraduate Information Technology Micro-Subject. In: Ullah, A., Anwar, S., Rocha, Á., Gill, S. (eds) Proceedings of International Conference on Information Technology and Applications. Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems, vol 350. Springer, Singapore.

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