E‐Portfolio is a powerful tool for demonstrating evidence of learning and achievements in graduate research. The purpose of this paper is to examine the concept, structure and functions of e‐Portfolio in graduate research and discuss the significance of the role of e‐Portfolio in enhancing the quality of graduate research students and their learning environment.
The discussion starts with the concept of e‐Portfolio in the context of modern digital technology and innovative educational perspectives, which emphasise critical thinking, social interaction, task‐based learning, and independent learning.
It is found that e‐Portfolio greatly enhances three important aspects of research students: academic development, research profile and social networking. E‐Portfolio empowers research students to take full control of their own learning and research journey.
The paper shows that e‐Portfolio contributes to the enhancement of educational practices in terms of moving the teaching and learning focus from supervisor‐centred to student‐centred learning and research, as well as from technological control to technological empowerment.
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