Abstract—E-portfolios are useful tools for learning and
assessment. With this, this paper investigated the utilization of
these electronic tools in teacher education institutions (TEIs) of
higher education. Using embedded mixed design, a survey and
focus group discussions were conducted with 85 college teachers
in TEIs in Central Visayas, Philippines. Findings revealed that
teachers utilized e-portfolios for students’ progress and the
former’s school work but moderately implemented them for
improving the latter’s learning experiences. The use of
e-portfolios is highly effective towards pedagogical
considerations and effective in academics’ teaching and
usability. Qualitative results show that e-portfolios have gains
and challenges, but teachers acknowledge the importance of the
tools in education. In conclusion, e-portfolios have helped
college teachers in TEIs in enhancing students’ experiences in
learning and assessment, particularly during the COVID-19
pandemic. A framework for utilizing e-portfolios in higher
education is crafted.
Index Terms—E-portfolio, effectiveness, implementation, teacher education institutions, utilization.
H. B. Boholano, J. M. P. Sanchez, V. T. M. Balo, and T. M. M. Navarro are with the College of Teacher Education, Cebu Normal University, Philippines (e-mail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Helen B. Boholano, Joje Mar P. Sanchez, Vincent Theodore M. Balo, and Tizza Marie M. Navarro, "Utilization of e-Portfolios in Teacher Education Institutions of Higher Education in Central Visayas, Philippines," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 12, no. 9, pp. 912-920, 2022.Copyright © 2022 by the authors. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).