Does Using E-Portfolios for Reflective Writing Enhance High School Students' Self-Regulated Learning?
Technology, Pedagogy and Education Volume 25, Number 3, ISSN 1475-939X
The study aims to examine whether reflective writing using e-portfolios enhances high school students' self-regulated learning. Participants included two classes of eighth-graders majoring in Information Processing and taking a course called "Website Design" at a vocational high school in Taiwan. There were 41 students, with 18 males and 23 females. The experiment lasted 10 weeks, and students used e-portfolios to reflect on their learning. The results showed that students after using e-portfolios to reflect on their learning had significantly better self-regulated learning than before. This indicates that using e-portfolios for reflection enhanced self-regulated learning. It also shows that high-reflection students had significantly better self-regulated learning than moderate-reflection and low-reflection students, which implies that reflective performance had a significantly positive effect on self-regulated learning.
Chang, C.C., Liang, C., Shu, K.M., Tseng, K.H. & Lin, C.Y. (2016). Does Using E-Portfolios for Reflective Writing Enhance High School Students' Self-Regulated Learning?. Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 25(3), 317-336.