June 12, 2005
June 12, 2005
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Use of Web-based Portfolios to Assess the Technical Competencies of Engineering Technology Students: A Case Study
The Pennsylvania State University, Altoona College
Jo-Ann Rolle and Altaf A. Memon
School of Business and Technology, Excelsior College
On-line instruction is becoming a key component of numerous academic programs, largely as a result of the Internet and the proliferation of personal computers in offices and homes. Everyday, more and more educational institutions are introducing new on- line courses. Computer and telecommunication technological advances have provided alternatives to the traditional classroom setting.
The on-line learning environment facilitates a learner-centered approach to learning, with the learner as an active participant in the learning process. The approach requires that the teachers help learners to direct their own learning in ways that suit their individual learning styles.
This manuscript describes development and implementation of a Web CT-based course which requires the engineering technology students at Excelsior College to develop on- line portfolios reflecting technical competencies acquired by them during their academic studies. The course is titled “Integrated Technology Assessment” (ITA). It is a capstone experience for students documenting their ability to integrate knowledge from technology and general education areas and apply it in a meaningful way.
The manuscript provides a complete description of the ITA process at Excelsior College. Details regarding the use of information technology in creating the on-line learning environment for ITA students are also presented.
Distance learning provides excellent opportunities for students to acquire academic degrees from educational institutions while working at remote locations1. Although not
Proceedings of the 2005 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright 2005, American Society for Engineering Education
Anwar, S. (2005, June), Use Of Web Ct Based Portfolios To Assess The Technical Competencies Of Engineering Technology Students: A Case Study Paper presented at 2005 Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon. 10.18260/1-2--15235
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