Using E-Portfolio to Augment Students' Learning: An Experimental Study from the United Arab Emirates
This experimental study aimed to explore the effect of an e-portfolio experience in a technology-enriched environment on students’ learning and prospective in the UAE. The study has a controlled experimental design for students enrolled in an educational technology course. Accordingly, participants were divided into two groups, the experimental group (n=28) and the control group (n=30). No change was made in the way of teaching both groups. In order to enhance the validity and reliability of the data and their interpretation, the investigation strategy used consisted of four instruments: (1) three-point Likert scale questionnaire, (2) students’ journals and reports, (3) course final grades, and (4) course instructor survey. The results showed that students learn from compiling and recording their experiences using e-portfolio. Their positive perceptions of e-portfolio effectiveness vary according to their year of study. There are statistically significant differences between the experimental and control groups re students’ academic achievement, however, there is no difference between the groups’ assessment of instructors.