Trent Batson Ph. D., AAEEBL, posts at the Batson Blog:
EDUCAUSE ECAR Annual Survey of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2014: Troubling Findings for ePortfolio Field
ePortfolios Continue Their Robust Growth in Use in Higher Education
From 2010 to 2014, the ECAR Annual Survey of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology showed impressive, almost breath-taking growth in use of eportfolios on US campuses and others around the world: around a 500% growth in use from 2010 to 2013 and a doubling of use in two or more courses from 2012 to 2013. One of AAEEBL’s Annual Conferences called this growth curve “ePortfolio Coming of Age.”
Gratifying, But Wait a Minute
For those of us who have worked with, advocated for, and used eportfolios, the news may seem gratifying: it suggests that academia is beginning to see the value in eportfolios. However, in the 2014 survey, when the questions in the survey included more perspectives beyond simple numbers of users, we find disturbing data:
LMS findings in the 2014 Survey Report
Even though 99% of institutions have an LMS, the survey indicated that 29% of students use the LMS in only one course or none (17% use the LMS in no courses). Students showed they were very interested in adding personalized features to the LMS, particularly to aid them in seeing and understanding their progress toward the degree.
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