E-portfolios have long been used to support learning and development and to showcase achievement. This paper discusses a new and innovative use of e-portfolios which relates to the ways in which they can support collaborative research. The collaborative self-study which accompanied the implementation of an e-portfolio within a teacher education programme is described and then followed by discussion of three of its features. These were the value of the collaboration for supporting the deep understanding of a new technology, ethical issues for such a research study and the use of the e-portfolio environment as a data collection instrument. � 2008 Philippa Gerbic and Marguerite Maher.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of ASCILITE 2008|
|Subtitle of host publication||Hello! Where are you in the landscape of educational technology|
|Place of Publication||Melbourne|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
|Event||ascilite 2008: 25th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education - Melbourne|
Duration: 30 Nov 2008 → 3 Dec 2008
|Conference||ascilite 2008: 25th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education|
|Period||30/11/08 → 3/12/08|
GERBIC, P., & Maher, M. (2008). Collaborative self-study supporting new technology: The Mahara e-portfolio project. In Proceedings of ASCILITE 2008: Hello! Where are you in the landscape of educational technology (pp. -). Melbourne: Deakin University.