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Online teaching portfolio as a catalyst for professional development


Bokiev, Umed and Bokiev, Daler and Othman, Moomala and Ismail, Lilliati and Aralas, Dalia (2017) Online teaching portfolio as a catalyst for professional development. International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, 7 (14). pp. 440-452. ISSN 2222-6990


In today’s world that is constantly changing with new technologies, teachers are faced with significant challenges which they can meet by engaging in optimal professional development. As an effective tool to deepen teachers’ understanding of their role and prospects, teaching portfolios have been traditionally used in teacher education and development. Made possible by recent technological innovations, online teaching portfolios have naturally emerged as a value-added form of professional development to be employed by teachers who are willing to respond to the constant changes in our digital age. The present paper aims to analyse the role, potential and advantages of online teaching portfolios within the context of teacher professional development in view of current research and literature, as compared to traditional paper-based teaching portfolios. Research findings suggest that the advantages and positive effects of utilizing online teaching portfolios on professional development outweigh the drawbacks and difficulties encountered by teachers. Online teaching portfolios not only spur reflection, creativity and collaboration among teachers, but also yield such complementary benefits as the enhancement of their social and linguistic competences as well as ICT skills. The employment of online teaching portfolios perfectly captures the very nature of self-directed professional learning and provides a rationale for undertaking other forms of professional development. It is anticipated that the online teaching portfolio, if implemented within the Malaysian educational context, will catalyse the personal and professional growth of both in- service and pre-service teachers through its capacity to foster and maintain continuous development and reflection on competences and accomplishments.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Educational Studies
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.6007/IJARBSS/v7-i14/3680
Publisher: Human Resource Management Academic Research Society
Notes: Special issue - 4th International Conference on Educational Research and Practice 2017
Keywords: Online teaching portfolio; Professional development; Teacher education
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2018 04:04
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2018 04:04
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/59211
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