USING ELECTRONIC POSTERS TO ASSESS FIRST YEAR STUDENTS’ RESEARCH PROJECTS
With the influx of digital technologies into students’ lives, what it means to be literate is rapidly changing. This demands that educators should explore pedagogies that can enhance the development of academic literacy skills that are relevant to the 21st Century learner (The New London Group, 1996). Using open ended questionnaires, students’ use of and views on the electronic posters for presenting research projects were explored. The results indicated that students enjoyed the experiences of using electronic posters for presenting their projects. Also, they valued the skills they perceived to have acquired through the use of electronic posters to present their research. It was concluded that using electronic posters can engage and motivate students to learn, thus enabling them to become self-directed learners.