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Use Of Web Ct Based Portfolios To Assess The Technical Competencies Of Engineering Technology Students: A Case Study

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2005 Annual Conference


Portland, Oregon

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June 12, 2005

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June 12, 2005

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June 15, 2005



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Course and Program Assessment

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10.1393.1 - 10.1393.11



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Sohail Anwar

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Use of Web-based Portfolios to Assess the Technical Competencies of Engineering Technology Students: A Case Study

Sohail Anwar

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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