Department   Kyoto University of Foreign Studies  Department of British and American Studies, Faculty of Foreign Studies
   Position   Associate Professor
Date 2013/10/12
Presentation Theme Creating e-Portfolios for Autonomous Learning
Conference KOTESOL International Conference
Promoters KOTESOL
Conference Type International
Presentation Type Speech (General)
Contribution Type Individual
Venue Seoul, South Korea
Publisher and common publisher Rachelle Meilleur
Details The use of technology in and out of the classroom and the promotion of learner autonomy are two important issues that many language teachers face. The question is how to encourage learners to take a more proactive role in their own language learning. This presentation will describe a project in which students created ePortfolios by making their own personalized websites. In addition to these ePortfolios, the students were introduced to a variety of self-directed activities, both traditionally-based and online, to have the resources they needed to take control of their own learning outside the classroom. The ePortfolios provide a place for students to store and showcase their work, as well as opportunities for reflection, so that students could see their progression in English.