Skip to main content
Collaborative self-study supporting new technology: The Mahara e-portfolio project
Education Conference Papers
  • Philippa Gerbic
  • Marguerite Maher, University of Notre Dame Australia
Publication Date
E-portfolios have long been used to support learning and development and to showcase achievement. This paper discusses a new and innovative use of e-portfolios which relates to the ways in which they can support collaborative research. The collaborative self-study which accompanied the implementation of an e-portfolio within a teacher education programme is described and then followed by discussion of three of its features. These were the value of the collaboration for supporting the deep understanding of a new technology, ethical issues for such a research study and the use of the e-portfolio environment as a data collection instrument.
  • Peer-reviewed,
  • Published in Full

Due to copyright restrictions the publisher's version/PDF of this article is unavailable for download.

This article may be accessed from the publisher here

The Author:

Professor Marguerite Maher

Citation Information
Philippa Gerbic and Marguerite Maher. "Collaborative self-study supporting new technology: The Mahara e-portfolio project" (2008)
Available at: