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This slideshow was created for the ALT-C2009 ePortfolio session "Strategic implementation and pedagogical considerations of ePortfolios in FE"

This slideshow was created for the ALT-C2009 ePortfolio session "Strategic implementation and pedagogical considerations of ePortfolios in FE"

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  • 1. Strategic Implementation and Pedagogical Considerations of ePortfolios in FE ALT-C 2009 Kirstie Coolin eBusiness Analyst The Centre for International ePortfolio Development, University of Nottingham [email_address] Adele Cushing e-Learning Manager Barnet College [email_address] The Centre for International ePortfolio Development
  • 2. ALT-C 2009: Strategic implementation and pedagogical considerations of ePortfolios in FE Format of session: Who are we and what are we doing? Short presentation Range of requirements and activity Practical solutions Recommendations Discussion altcepf.blogspot.com twitter ( #altcepf ) Generate discussion online throughout the presentation ( thoughts, comments etc.) The Centre for International ePortfolio Development
  • 3. Kirstie Coolin, Adele Cushing - September 2009 The Project eSystems / ePortfolio strand for the Lifelong Learning Network for Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire
    • Sponsored pilots of ePortfolios (Notts/Derbys Lifelong Learning Network)
    • Working with regional Learning Providers / agencies
    • 1000 in pilots by December 2009
    The Centre for International ePortfolio Development
  • 4. The Regional Landscape (Further Education)
    • Some:
    • use of electronic Individual Learning Plans
    • awareness/use of NVQ Assessment ePortfolios
    • awareness of Institute for Learning ‘Reflect’ ePortfolio
    • differing interpretations of the term “ePortfolio”
    Kirstie Coolin, Adele Cushing - September 2009 The Centre for International ePortfolio Development
  • 5. Skills recognition APeL Foundation Degree Sport Work-based learning Information Technology IAG Personal development planning Vocational Qualifications Action planning 14-19 Diplomas Evidence for assessment Childcare Work placement Construction Work-based Learning Apprenticeships Preparing for transition Retail Summer School Demonstration of competence Professional Development Planning Heritage Hospitality Teacher Training Progress Review Hair & Beauty Travel Competence Decision making Engineering Events Planning The Centre for International ePortfolio Development Range of requirements The Centre for International ePortfolio Development
  • 6. Kirstie Coolin, Adele Cushing - September 2009 Overcome pre-conceptions of ePortfolios Capture experiences of early adopters Tensions between institution-free and institutional models Identify appropriate pedagogic application Sustainability strategies Build capacity within the region Benchmark current activity The Centre for International ePortfolio Development Some Challenges ahead… Embedding into existing activities The Centre for International ePortfolio Development
  • 7. ePortfolio Processes (Start where people are at) Purpose of the tool? Inside/outside of the institution? One system/multiple tools? Where should the ePortfolio sit? Kirstie Coolin, Adele Cushing - September 2009 The Centre for International ePortfolio Development
  • 8. Some Recommendations… Available in full from the Poster handout The Centre for International ePortfolio Development
    • • Teacher time and core support/training including pedagogic application
    • • eLearning support structures
    • • Practitioners to promote buy-in
    • • Use a flexible system (rather than subject specific)
    • • Consider range of existing tools already available
    • • Embed ePortfolio learning activities into curriculum
    • • Consider how your students prefer to work (e.g. mobile technology, web 2.0)
    • • Locate the e-portfolio tools within a wider toolbox
    • • Build on capacity and expertise
    • • Engage in the institution-free/institution-dependent debate, examining the scope of purpose
    • Consider issues around interoperability and portability
  • 9. Just some examples of pilot activity… The Centre for International ePortfolio Development Disclaimer: as always with ePortfolios, they are private spaces, student examples are hard to come by….
  • 10. South Nottingham College Used: PebblePAD For: Teacher Training, Hairdressing NVQ Level 2, MultiMedia, Sport Foundation Degree Functions supported: assessment, showcasing, storing evidence, CVs, action planning, reflection http://www.excellencegateway.org.uk/page.aspx?o=196760
  • 11. Kirstie Coolin, Adele Cushing - September 2009 South Nottingham College Using the “gateways” Where institutional space can interact with the outside world…
  • 12. Chesterfield College ePortfolio: iWebfolio For: IT/Games: Foundation Degree/HND-C/Work-based learners, Access to HE Functions supported: Group projects, PPD, Coursework assessment, reports, supporting transition
  • 13. SummitSkills Sector Skills Council Used: Bespoke development For: Employers/employees considering the Foundation Degree in Building Services Engineering Functions supported: Skills assessment, decision making, planning
  • 14. Nottingham Trent University (not FE!) ePortfolio: iWebfolio For: MA Heritage, wide age ranges, some work-based Functions supported: professional development planning, self analysis, reflection, assessment
  • 15. Guideline Careers ePortfolio: iWebfolio For: Those facing redundancy in a large regional employer Functions supported: Self analysis, reflection, storage, planning
  • 16. The Centre for International ePortfolio Development Questions & Thank you Kirstie Coolin [email_address] Adele Cushing [email_address] Stuart Wood [email_address] (shameless plug) Poster: Regional Implementation of ePortfolios: Pilot and Beyond Wednesday at 1pm (0133) – don’t forget to vote! The Centre for International ePortfolio Development
  • 17. From JISC ePortfolios InfoKit http://www.jiscinfonet.ac.uk/infokits/e-portfolios adapted from a 2007 Becta report ' Impact of e-portfolios on learning ', (Hartnell-Young et al 2007) An e-portfolio has been described as: 'a purposeful aggregation of digital items - ideas, evidence, reflections, feedback, etc, which presents a selected audience with evidence of a person's learning and/or ability ' (Sutherland, S. and Powell, A. 2007).