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E-Portfolio for enhancing graduate research supervision


Le, Q, E-Portfolio for enhancing graduate research supervision, Quality Assurance in Education, 20, (1) pp. 54-65. ISSN 0968-4883 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2012 Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

DOI: doi:10.1108/09684881211198248


Purpose – E-Portfolio is a powerful tool for demonstrating evidence of learning and achievements in graduate research. The purpose of this paper is to examine the concept, structure and functions of e-Portfolio in graduate research and discuss the significance of the role of e-Portfolio in enhancing the quality of graduate research students and their learning environment. Design/methodology/approach – The discussion starts with the concept of e-Portfolio in the context of modern digital technology and innovative educational perspectives, which emphasise critical thinking, social interaction, task-based learning, and independent learning. Findings – It is found that e-Portfolio greatly enhances three important aspects of research students: academic development, research profile and social networking. E-Portfolio empowers research students to take full control of their own learning and research journey. Originality/value – The paper shows that e-Portfolio contributes to the enhancement of educational practices in terms of moving the teaching and learning focus from supervisor-centred to student-centred learning and research, as well as from technological control to technological empowerment.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Postgraduates, Research work, Information technology, E-Portfolio, Graduate research,
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Other education
Research Field:Other education not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other education and training
Objective Field:Other education and training not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Le, Q (Dr Quynh Le)
ID Code:75952
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:UTAS Centre for Rural Health
Deposited On:2012-02-21
Last Modified:2014-12-21

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