Both IT 509 and SISAT students were given surveys to measure their experiences.
Both the IT509 and the SISAT students reported that they felt like they controlled the content (90%) and organization (77%) of their portfolio.
I also created a regression model that used IT509 membership as a 1/0 variable to test the significance of the difference between the SISAT users' experience and the IT 509 users' experience.
Participants were gathered from both the SISAT students who submitted Fall 2008 program portfolios as well as students from the 2nd session of the IT 509 course.
Several of the SISAT students said that the site was introduced to them as a purely course-related requirement, and not as a site for their own personal portfolio.