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ERIC Number: EJ1214593
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2157-622X
Developing Self-Directed Learners through an ePortfolio Peer Consultant Program
Britland, Joanne
International Journal of ePortfolio, v9 n1 p45-54 2019
This case study looks at the implementation of an extracurricular program, the ePortfolio Peer Consultants (ePPC) peer-mentoring technology group, as a part of an ePortfolio project at the University of Virginia and its impact on the development of ePortfolio skill sets. Specifically, we seek to understand if and how the participation in this program has fostered autonomy and self-directed learning among the peer consultants. The study examines multiple sources of data, collected iteratively over three semesters, including the results of a focus group, a survey, interviews, and media sources, such as videos and ePortfolios. Results suggest that the ePPC program fosters self-directed learning linked to ePortfolio use. The study sheds light on innovative ways to utilize ePortfolio peer mentoring in an extra-curricular capacity in order to cultivate self-directed, autonomous learners.
Center for Teaching and Learning, University of Georgia. North Instructional Plaza, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Virginia