Self-directed Learning in e-Portfolios: Design Issues and Investigation of Students’ Performance

  • Athanassios JimoyiannisEmail author
  • Panagiotis Tsiotakis
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 160)


This paper presents an investigation on students’ learning presence in a blended post-graduate course, designed to promote self-directed learning through e-portfolio activities. The theoretical foundations and the key dimensions of e-portfolio learning activities are outlined, i.e. students’ construction, reflection and collaboration. Following are presented the organizational and the analysis framework of students’ self-directed learning and constructive activities within the e-portfolio. Descriptive analysis and Social Network Analysis of the research data revealed important information regarding individual performance, interaction and collaboration among participants as well as the whole e-portfolio community.


e-portfolios Self-directed learning e-learning Social network analysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Social and Educational PolicyUniversity of PeloponneseKorinthosGreece

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