Using e-Portfolios to Support Undergraduate Dissertation Supervision
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Brendan M. Ryder
This chapter highlights how e-portfolios, specifically the Mahara opensource
environment, may be used by students and supervisors to enhance traditional
undergraduate supervision practices. Mahara facilitates a collaborative peer support
model of supervision and provides a centralized and accessible repository of artefacts,
interactions and outputs that may be utilized to support the undergraduate research
dissertation as it develops. The chapter concludes with a set of recommendations on the
effective application of Mahara to dissertation supervision.
e-portfolios, collaborative undergraduate supervision, critical thinking,
feedback, goal-setting, peer support, reflection, student-centred research, Mahara.
CELT, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Dublin Road, Dundalk, Co. Louth, Ireland.