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ePortfolios for independent language learning: Episodic innovation or lasting reform?

Juliana Chau

in Independent Language Learning

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9789888083640
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9789882209299 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789888083640.003.0013
ePortfolios for independent language learning: Episodic innovation or lasting reform?

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This chapter considers how ePortfolio technology and pedagogy can be used to enrich the best of more traditional pedagogical practice. The chapter describes how an ePortfolio has been integrated into language courses in the English Language Centre of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University with the aim of providing learners with rich independent learning opportunities, and how the feedback from stakeholders can be used to overcome implementation challenges.

Keywords: ePortfolio pedagogy; independent language learning; scaffolding; learner investment; responsibility

Chapter.  4568 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Sociolinguistics

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