Adopting e-Portfolios to sustain self-regulated and co-regulated learning: A classroom-assessment perspective

Ricky C K Lam*

*Corresponding author for this work

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    The reflective component of e-Portfolios is said to help students improve second or foreign language writing in terms of motivation and academic results. Despite this positive advocacy, scholars remain unclear about how e-Portfolios can develop students’ self-regulatory abilities in writing classrooms, especially when students engage in complex e-Portfolio construction processes with peers, parents, teachers, their community, digital tools, and online resources. Recently, researchers have argued that not only do e-Portfolios promote self-regulated learning, but they also support co-regulation of learning wherein the latter is socially mediated by curriculum design, instructional materials, and in-class interaction patterns. Indeed, students’ inner development of self-regulatory capacity is closely influenced by external forces, which deserve more scholarly investigation. The study fills this gap by emphasizing that besides self-regulated learning, e-Portfolios can support students’ co-regulation of learning by way of their connectivity, visibility, and circulation. This talk has four parts. The first part defines key concepts, namely e-Portfolios, self-regulated, co-regulated, and socially shared-regulated learning, and introduces how e-Portfolios develop self-regulation of learning from a classroom-assessment perspective. The second part unpacks two conceptual models that underpin self-regulated and co-regulated learning relating to e-Portfolios. The third part presents a brief review, showcasing how e-Portfolios featuring self-regulation of learning can also support co-regulation of learning. The final part recommends strategies that facilitate self-regulation and co-regulation of learning in e-Portfolios reciprocally and discusses implications for pedagogy and research.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 30 Mar 2023
    EventHong Kong Association for Applied Linguistics Webinar - Webinar, Hong Kong , China
    Duration: 30 Mar 202330 Mar 2023


    SeminarHong Kong Association for Applied Linguistics Webinar
    CityHong Kong
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    Scopus Subject Areas

    • Social Sciences(all)


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