Using E-portfolios to Assess University Students’ Learning Success

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Sureepong Phothongsunan

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E-portfolios are considered an effective way of motivating learners to review language and help reflect on their own objectives of learning and achievement. This paper describes and discusses core aspects of the e-portfolio assessment instrument used to evaluate the students’ learning in an English for Specific Purposes (ESP) course at a Thai university. It is the writer’s motivation to explore e-portfolio assessment to try out an optional formative assessment instrument which could provide guidance on students’ progress and check how far students have mastered what they have learned in their English course each semester. This way, assessment of learning can be used both to measure and promote learning. The instrument, in its pilot stage, if successfully implemented, can be optimized in other language courses offered at university.       

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