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Publikācija: Competence Based Assessment Considerations within ePortfolio System

Publication Type Full-text conference paper published in other conference proceedings
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Publication language English (en)
Title in original language Competence Based Assessment Considerations within ePortfolio System
Field of research 2. Engineering and technology
Sub-field of research 2.2 Electrical engineering, Electronic engineering, Information and communication engineering
Authors Aleksandrs Gorbunovs
Atis Kapenieks
Ieva Kudina
Keywords ePortfolio, information system, competence, peer and self assessment
Abstract This paper addresses the problem of assessing learners’ competences levels and giving appropriate suggestions and probable solutions based on these assessments, as well as seeking perspective ways to make ePortfolio systems more flexible and intelligent, which would result in creation, development and implementation of new interactive ePortfolio system. The first algorithmic model was developed and prototype of such system was introduced and conducted for „Business Planning for Open Markets” course bachelor study programme students by the Distance Education Study Centre (DESC), Riga Technical University (RTU), in the autumn semester of study year 2011/2012, from 5 September 2011 to 27 January 2012. This system prototype ensured the record of competences development process, groupwork environment, peer and self assessment fields, feedback review, and possibility of sending learning suggestions to learners (at this stage by tutors only). We have found the correlation between students’ activities in ePortfolio system, on one hand, and their test marks, exam results and achieved competencies, on the other hand. New system encouraged students to think critically; ePortfolio students’ groups with high activity achieved better outcomes rather than inactive ones. The system made it possible to break the neck of the most complicated course themes, as well as make improvements of students’ exercise works – their business plans.
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Reference Gorbunovs, A., Kapenieks, A., Kudina, I. Competence Based Assessment Considerations within ePortfolio System. In: Proceedings of the 10th ePortfolio and Identity Conference "ePIC 2012", United Kingdom, London, 9-11 July, 2012. London: Europortfolio, 2012, pp.80-90. ISBN 978-2-9540144-1-8.
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