VOCATIONAL EDUCATION READINESS IN MALAYSIA ON THE USE OF E-PORTFOLIOS
This study was conducted to identify the readiness of vocational education on the use of e-portfolios in teaching and learning. The sample selected is composed of 60 teachers and 100 students from two Malaysian skills accreditation center, namely the Centre for Instructor and Advanced Skill Training (CIAST) and Industrial Training Institute Kuala Lumpur (ILPKL). Aspects studied are (i) the knowledge and skills of the students and instructors in ICT applications, (ii) facilities for the implementation of e-portfolios and (iii) student and instructors perceptions of printed portfolio transformation to electronic portfolio. The approach used to collect data is through questionnaires instrument. The data collected was analyzed using descriptive statistical analysis using SPSS 15.0 (Statistical Packages for Social Science). Results showed that: (i) students and instructors have high basic ICT skills and knowledge, (ii) facilities for the of E-portfolio implementation skills training is satisfactory and (iii) students and instructors view print portfolio transformation to electronic portfolios in vocational education needs to be done. However, students are not skilled in applying information technology in learning and integrating new information with existing information.