The Use of Google Page Creator to Develop E-Portfolios in a Teacher Education Program: An Example from Portugal

Nov. 10, 2008

Source: ED-MEDIA 2008-World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications

Web 2.0 technologies offer educators amazing opportunities for creating an effective and engaging learning environment for their students. In this paper, still in progress, the authors present how Web 2.0 tools can be successfully used for promoting collaboration and technological skills in teacher education programs. Participated in the study 24 teachers enrolled in a master program in education at the University of Minho, Braga, Portugal, in the 1st semester of 2007/2008.

The experience involved the use of Web 2.0 tools – Googlepages and GoogleDocs – to build an e-portfolio for group work and assessment. In this paper the authors present the sites built by groups and discuss the adequacy of Web 2.0 tools for the development of e-portfolios for classwork and assessment.

Updated: Jan. 05, 2009