Title: Examining self-regulated learning through a social networking ePortfolio in higher education

Authors: Aikaterini Alexiou; Fotini Paraskeva

Addresses: Department of Digital Systems, University of Piraeus, 80, Karaoli & Dimitriou Str, 18534, Piraeus, Greece ' Department of Digital Systems, University of Piraeus, 80, Karaoli & Dimitriou Str, 18534, Piraeus, Greece

Abstract: The use of social media applications can have negative effects on performance and as a result the need for interventions supporting learners to self-monitor, manage technology use and academic performance is pressing. The main focus of this research is the implementation of an ePortfolio through a course in higher education for empowering students to manage their academic path. An ePortfolio, as a dynamic social networking tool, was developed along the lines of self-regulated learning (SRL) with the aim of influencing student's self-regulatory capacity. To satisfy the purpose of the study a paired-samples t-test and correlations were employed to explore statistical differences on the levels of SRL processes. The findings reveal that there is a significant increase on the means across SRL processes. Future research needs to explore SRL effects on learning in the context of an ePortfolio using a set of assessment tools for capturing learning outcomes with greater precision.

Keywords: self-regulated learning; SRL; SRL models; SRL processes; ePortfolio; academic performance; higher education; undergraduate students.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLT.2019.101849

International Journal of Learning Technology, 2019 Vol.14 No.2, pp.162 - 192

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 23 Aug 2019 *

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