Eportfolios and Audience: Teaching a Critical 21st Century Skill (PDF)

PDF link detailing the importance for students to write with a variety of audiences in mind. Study sought to understand how and to what detail ePortfolios facilitated student and teacher learning of audiences in first-year writing classes. The case study was conducted at a US private research university with a "mid-sized" writing program. Some findings are as follows:

    • Students with ePortfolios began writing for an audience vs. for a grade
    • Students writing was a continually evolving process
    • Student perception of audience shifted from the instructor to outside audiences
    • An example of a students work is included and analyzed.