Robert E. Cummings's research while affiliated with University of Georgia and other places

Publications (4)

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Does revision of graded essays for an electronic portfolio improve First-Year Composition students’ scores from anonymous raters? In a sample of 450 paired essays, 46 percent improved by one or more points on a six-point scale, 28 percent remained the same, and 26 percent declined by one or more points.
Article
Does revision of graded essays for an electronic protfolio improve First-Year Composition students' scores from anonymous raters? In a sample of 450 paired essays, 46 percent improved by one or more points on a six-point scale, 28 percent remained the same, and 26 percent declined by one or more points.
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This article describes the first two years of a project based in the English department at the University of Georgia, and titled , an Electronic Markup and Management Application. The article discusses the ways in which this project enables the development, management, and evaluation of archived portfolios of student writing. An overview of the dev...

Citations

... In this way, learners are "co-constructors of assessment information" (Sanford, Hopper, & Fisher, 2014, p.73), actively negotiating their learning and assessing their progress, a skill that contributes to more independent, committed (p.78), and sustained learning habits. Also, as Desmet, Miller, Griffin, and Balthazor (2008) point out, "reflection is both process and product" (p. 19). ...
... Much of the current evidence on the value of e-portfolios is based on the higher education and adult setting (National Life Work Center, n.d.; Lorenzo & Ittelson, 2005;Tosh et al., 2005;Herman & Kirkup, 2008). For example, Greenburg (2004) identified an important role for eportfolios in supporting both formal and informal lifelong learning and Desmet et al., (2009) found that college students who keep an e-portfolio do better academically and have a higher overall retention rate than students who do not. ...
... In conformity with W3C standard on XML tags for multimodal applications, we use EMMA notation [38]. EMMA is a generic tagging language for multimodal annotation. ...