APPENDIX D. INTERVIEW QUESTIONS
FOR COURSE PROFESSOR
Describe the problems encountered during the initial design
phase and explain other adjustments, technical and instructional, that
had to be made in the format of the portfolio template in order to meet
the needs of the course. What changes did you make in the portfolio process
between the spring and fall semesters?
Why did you want your students to participate in this electronic
portfolio process? What do you see as the benefits of using electronic
portfolios with your teacher training classes? What are the disadvantages?
What are the major challenges in making electronic portfolios a part of
What technical preparation do you think students would benefit
from before entering into this portfolio process? What technical skills
did you feel students developed as a result of this process?
In what ways did you see evidence of students' meeting course
objectives within the electronic portfolio? In what ways did you see evidence
that would indicate that students were reflecting on their learning?
Describe any exemplary electronic portfolios? In your opinion,
what distinguishes an excellent product from an adequate product? What
do you think kept some students from developing strong portfolios?
What part did your evaluation of the electronic portfolios
play in your grading or assessment of the student as a future teacher?
Any additional comments, anecdotes, recommendations?
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