An evaluation of portfolio assessment in an undergraduate Web Technology unit

Steve Cassidy, Rolf Schwitter


This paper describes the implementation and evaluation of the portfolio assessment task with a particular reference to the effect on student's perception of the feedback they received in the unit. Our primary question is whether portfolio assessment provides better opportunities for feedback to students and whether this improves their learning experience as a result. In evaluating this new assessment method, we are also aware of the potential for generating excessive load on teaching staff; hence a secondary question is whether this mode of assessment can be managed within reasonable workload for the teaching staff.

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