Reflections on Using the Digital Portfolio in Academic Writing in a Philippine University: Problems and Possibilities

| January 21, 2014

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Title

Reflections on Using the Digital Portfolio in Academic Writing in a Philippine University: Problems and Possibilities 

Author

Paolo Nino Valdez 

De La Salle University-Manila, 

Philippines

Abstract

This case study reports the use of social networking sites as a means to create digital portfolios for an academic reading and writing class in a tertiary level institution in the Philippines. Three aspects are highlighted in this case study. First, the use of digital portfolios documents the growth of students as writers, working for a particular audience and purpose. Second, since the institution in which the study was conducted advocates the use of technology in teaching and learning, this case study imparts reflections in improving the teaching of writing as seen in the context of a transformative form of education. Third, the case study also shares the upcoming projects to be pursued by the department wherein the author is part of. The data from the digital portfolios are rich areas for exploration in different strands in applied linguistics and technology which can be used for future research.

Key words: digital portfolio, virtual learning environments

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Category: 2010