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Digital portfolios application: a tool to become a reflective ESL teacher


Low, Xiang Yein and Mok, Angeline En Ket and Othman, Moomala and Ismail, Lilliati and Aralas, Dalia (2017) Digital portfolios application: a tool to become a reflective ESL teacher. International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, 7 (14). pp. 453-462. ISSN 2222-6990


The use of portfolios has been promoted in professional development among teachers especially in conducting reflective teaching. However, many teachers found developing portfolios to be time, energy and space consuming with the number of workloads and amount of documentations in school. When doing reflective teaching, teachers also tend to concentrate on their teaching practices and overlook their students’ learning and progress. These issues can be overcome with the use of digital portfolio applications. Digital portfolio applications enable teachers to collaborate with students in creating digital portfolios for different classrooms on iPads, smartphones and laptops. Teachers can create documents like journals or upload materials to be shared with students through the application. Students can add artifacts of different forms to the digital portfolios. With digital portfolio applications, teachers can check students’ assignments and give comments as well. Students can also provide the teachers with feedbacks by writing what they have learned and their comments for lessons. Thus, teachers can create a more comprehensive and systematic portfolio with unlimited storage amount to conduct teaching and learning, document progress and carry out reflective teaching effectively. Such applications also bring convenience as it can be accessed easily with the use of electronic gadgets or devices.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Educational Studies
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.6007/IJARBSS/v7-i14/3681
Publisher: Human Resource Management Academic Research Society
Notes: Special issue - 4th International Conference on Educational Research and Practice 2017
Keywords: Digital portfolio application; Student learning; Reflective teaching; Teacher practice
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2018 04:10
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2018 04:10
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/59213
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