The Use of E-Portfolio for Outside Classroom Learning

Atara Sivan*

*Corresponding author for this work

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This chapter presents a case study on the use of e-portfolio for learning in an outside classroom experience in a university in Hong Kong. It involved two students who were members of an intergenerational learning community where they engaged problems and issues, and work collaboratively to bring about changes and improvements to the community. Together with the coordinator of this community and with the use of Weebly, the students built an e-portfolio which provided a platform for documentation, reflection and collaboration. Interviews with the participants highlighted the contribution of the e-portfolio to students’ learning and the development of communication, teamwork and creativity skills. The portfolio’s framework and context were regarded as facilitative for meta-cognitive reflection and affective learning while the use of a free and user-friendly platform not only was well appreciated but made the process more efficient.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationE-Portfolios in Higher Education
Subtitle of host publicationA Multidisciplinary Approach
EditorsTushar Chaudhuri, Béatrice Cabau
PublisherSpringer Singapore
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9789811038037
ISBN (Print)9789811038020, 9789811099700
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2017

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

User-Defined Keywords

  • Affective learning
  • E-portfolio
  • Higher education
  • Hong Kong
  • Learning community
  • Outside classroom learning
  • Reflection
  • Weebly


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