Proceedings of the 2013 International Conference on Education, Management and Social Science (ICEMSS-13)

A Slow Train or a Quick Flight ----A Deep Reflection on Students’ Choices Concerning Their Own Learning Strategies

Authors
Catherine Cheng Mei-seung
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Catherine Cheng Mei-seung
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DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icemss.2013.58How to use a DOI?
Keywords
reflections, ePortfolio, Higher Education Institution, peer feedback, self-learning
Abstract
This paper focuses on the author’s reflections as a researcher on students’ choices concerning their own learning strategies, based on the findings of a pilot study in a government-funded ePortfolio Project (Project) in a Hong Kong Higher Education Institution (HEI). The major purpose of this pilot study is to enhance students’ learning by facilitating online peer feedback in the context of an ePortfolio platform. This paper first describes the author’s self-learning experience when she was a university students. The two major learning affordances of ePortfolios, which are to showcase students’ artifacts and to prompt engagement and reflections between student peers, are then discussed. The next section is research methodology adopted in the pilot study. The procedure of this study is described. According to the finding, learning through exchanging feedback online in the context of ePortfolios did not gain an overwhelming support from students when compared with self-learning . While the possible reasons behind these results are discussed, recommendations for future research are also included. The last section deals with the limitations of this study and offers some concluding remarks.
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Proceedings
2013 International Conference on Education, Management and Social Science (ICEMSS-13)
Part of series
Advances in Intelligent Systems Research
Publication Date
August 2013
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978-90-78677-80-2
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1951-6851
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icemss.2013.58How to use a DOI?
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