Towards understanding the potential of e-portfolios for independent learning: A qualitative study

  • Juliana Chau The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Gary Cheng The Hong Kong Institute of Education

Abstract

This paper discusses the findings of a research study concerning the use of e-portfolios to develop independent learning, from the perspectives of teachers and students in a Hong Kong university. While most of the findings confirm the value of e-portfolio practice reported in other contexts, they throw into relief a complicated interplay and conflict of factors that may thwart the good intentions of e-portfolio design and implementation. Insights derived from this research will illuminate the issues about e-portfolio-mediated independent learning across a range of settings and learners.

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Author Biographies

Juliana Chau, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
The English Language Centre, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Gary Cheng, The Hong Kong Institute of Education
Department of Mathematics and Information Technology, The Hong Kong Institute of Education
Published
2010-12-30
How to Cite
Chau, J., & Cheng, G. (2010). Towards understanding the potential of e-portfolios for independent learning: A qualitative study. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 26(7). https://doi.org/10.14742/ajet.1026