n Education as Change - Portfolio assessment of Information Technology students at a University of Technology : a case study

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The emphasis on quality and better throughput, coupled with the promotion of generic learning outcomes in programmes, necessitated the investigation and piloting of alternative assessment strategies. In developing alternative assessment strategies, students' perceptions on assessment have to be determined, since students are the major role-players and potential beneficiaries of a good assessment strategy. The use of portfolios as an assessment tool was introduced at a University of Technology for Information Technology (IT) students. In this article, both the assessment strategy as well as the students' perception of this approach is discussed. Research findings impact on how portfolio assessment can be conducted to refine the use and implementation of portfolios as an assessment tool.


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