Automatic Inspection of E-Portfolios for Improving Formative and Summative Assessment


The concept of e-portfolio is finding an ever-growing uptake in secondary and post-secondary education as a tool to measure holistically the effects of learning. Learners document their development process in form of a collection of documents. In this research, we propose an automated method to support teachers in their assessment of e-portfolios by evaluating e-portfolios using automated analysis tools, which operate descriptively and semantically. A first formative evaluation of the system has been performed, to assess how much the quality portfolios are detected by descriptive indicators, which have proven to be already partially expressive. Delivered insights on e-portfolios were considered valuable by lecturers.


Emerging Technologies for Education, First International Symposium, SETE 2016, Held in Conjunction with ICWL 2016, Rome, Italy, Ting-Ting Wu, Rosella Gennari, Yueh-Min Huang, Haoran Xie, Yiwei Cao (Editors)