ePortfolios and the Communicative Intellect in Online Education

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Abstract

According to Nielsen Internet ratings, YouTube totaled over 100 million unique users the month this chapter was published. Where are the same ratings today? Moreover, the number of times-per-day many individuals compose Facebook news feeds and profile content is equally staggering. Students inhabit these media-rich spaces, and if we, as educators, do not construct online teaching and learning environments, such as ePortfolios, in ways that effectively capitalize on our students’ computer-mediated communication literacies, we are in danger of limiting their communicative intellect. More to the point, we are in danger of graduating functionally illiterate students according to what constitutes literacy today in the interactive age.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationePortfolios and the Communicative Intellect in Online Education
PublisherIGI Global
Pages62-73
StatePublished - Oct 15 2011

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