IJIET 2020 Vol.10(5): 362-366 ISSN: 2010-3689
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2020.10.5.1390

Designing and Developing an e-Portfolio for Second Language Learners in Higher Education

Wirawati Ngui, Vincent Pang, and Wendy Hiew

Abstract—This study highlights the development of e-Portfolio as a writing assessment in an advanced English language course for undergraduate students at a public university in Malaysia. The e-Portfolio was developed using an instructional design model known as ADDIE (Analyse, Design, Develop, Implement, Evaluate). A pilot test that involved 43 students was conducted in the Develop stage and qualitative data were gathered using open-ended questionnaires to determine the e-Portfolio’s impact. The pilot test findings proved that the e-portfolio was functional and operating as intended. The students responded positively to the e-Portfolio features with the exception of the peer preview. The findings also revealed that a majority of the students voted for e-Portfolio to continue to be implemented in the future. The study serves as a reference for instructional designers who are keen to introduce new educational tools in the language classroom. It also established that the e-Portfolio is a promising assessment tool for second language learners in higher education.

Index Terms—E-Portfolio, ADDIE, ESL, assessment, e-learning.

Wirawati Ngui and Wendy Hiew are with the Centre for the Promotion of Knowledge and Language Learning, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia (e-mail: wirawati.ngui@ums.edu.my, wenhiew@ums.edu.my).
Vincent Pang is with the Faculty of Psychology and Education, Universiti Malaysia Saah, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia (e-mail: pvincent@ums.edu.my).

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Cite: Wirawati Ngui, Vincent Pang, and Wendy Hiew, "Designing and Developing an e-Portfolio for Second Language Learners in Higher Education," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 10, no. 5, pp. 362-366, 2020.

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  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
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  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
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