Determining the feasibility of an e-portfolio application in a distance education teaching practice course

  • Ilknur Kecik Anadolu University, English Language Teaching Department
  • Belgin Aydin Anadolu University, English Language Teaching Department
  • Nurhan Sakar Anadolu University, Open Education Faculty
  • Mine Dikdere Anadolu University, English Language Teaching Department
  • Sinan Aydin Anadolu University, Open Education Faculty
  • Ilknur Yuksel Anadolu University, English Language Teaching Department
  • Mustafa Caner Antalya University, English Language Teaching Department
Keywords: Teacher Education, E-portfolio, Distance Education

Abstract

In this study we aim to conduct a complete evaluation of the e-portfolio application in the distance teaching practice course that is part of the Distance English Language Teacher (DELT) program at Anadolu University from the perspective of three groups: university supervisors, preservice teachers, and cooperating teachers. Using a survey on the needs of preservice teachers and how well these were met according to the three groups’ perspectives, we gathered qualitative and quantitative data on the feasibility of the e-portfolio application. Our analysis of the findings revealed that all three groups agreed about the needs of preservice teachers. And despite some minor variance in the perspectives of each group, we determined that e-portfolio applications can meet the majority of the planning, teaching, and reflection needs in the teaching process. We offer suggestions to improve e-portfolio applications so they will better meet preservice teachers’ needs.

Author Biographies

Ilknur Kecik, Anadolu University, English Language Teaching Department
She is a Professor at English Language Teaching department at Anadolu University. She has been studying on Teacher Education and Distance Education
Belgin Aydin, Anadolu University, English Language Teaching Department
She is an Associate Professor at at English Language Teaching department at Anadolu University. She has been studying on Teacher Education and Distance Education
Nurhan Sakar, Anadolu University, Open Education Faculty
She is an Assistant Professor at Open Education Faculty at Anadolu University. She has been studying on Distance Teacher Education
Mine Dikdere, Anadolu University, English Language Teaching Department
She is an Assistant Professor at at English Language Teaching department at Anadolu University. She has been studying on Teacher Education
Sinan Aydin, Anadolu University, Open Education Faculty
He is an Assistant Professor at Open Education Faculty at Anadolu University.
Ilknur Yuksel, Anadolu University, English Language Teaching Department
She is a PhD candiadate and research assistant at English Language Teaching Program at Anadolu University. She has been studying on Teacher Education
Mustafa Caner, Antalya University, English Language Teaching Department
He is an Assistant Professor at Open Education Faculty at Antalya University. He has been studying on Distance Teacher Education
Published
2012-04-13
How to Cite
Kecik, I., Aydin, B., Sakar, N., Dikdere, M., Aydin, S., Yuksel, I., & Caner, M. (2012). Determining the feasibility of an e-portfolio application in a distance education teaching practice course. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 13(2), 160-180. https://doi.org/10.19173/irrodl.v13i2.1160
Section
Research Articles