The primary purpose of this project is to cultivate students’ writing proficiency in Japanese from an early stage of their study. The Japanese ePortfolio has been developed and implemented to support an instructional process that provides students with clear standards and goals of achievement at each level. In addition to writing instructions and assignments, supplemental materials support every stage of the writing process, including outlining and drafting. This ePortfolio is a central repository to: 1) store and organize written work by students; 2) help visualize the students’ learning outcome and progress over time; and 3) serve as a resource for the teachers.

Project Lead: Masami Ikeda