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  • INTRODUCTIONSNameRoleSomething about yourself
  • Learning AgentsProducer of multimedia e-learning resourcesCareer Destination MANITOBA for NewcomersWebcastingSettlement.Org: Alternative Job OptionsWPLAR – International practices (conference)Chair of MPLANEarly start in immigration issuesIdea broker, technology transfer agentCommunity Telecentre (in Progress)…COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CONCEPT: technology literacy, engagement, expression, workVideo-conference (under development)job interviews , online learning e.g. classes for prospective immigrants overseas, workplace trainingOther community learning events (subscribe to other networks)Collaborative Workshop EnvironmentHands-On ePortfolio and related workshopsDigital Production StudiosPhotos, objects, actions, interviews, simulationsImages, audio, video, textQuick set-up, quick turnaround (photo vs. scan, permanent lighting setup, direct to disk recording, etc.)Multimedia Post Production Facility :career profiles, ePortfolio resources, training videosProduction and Facilitation Support Services: staff, freelance & partners
  • BEN’S UNDERLYING MESSAGE: eGovernment…the web as a major service vehicle as opposed to an online brochureeGov: vision is seamless, persistent service
  • Government mandated…a real competency ecosystem…lots of products, interwoven systemsPersonal Development PlanningNational Vocational QualificationWork Based LearningContinuing Professional Development
  • ie vocational works too …heavy use of video and photos (mobile)UK has a sector council system similar to oursGreat benefits for NVQ assessment and monitoring…
  • Labour mobility in the European community…
  • MoodleMaori for “think” or “thought”
  • How many are on FacebookHow many use YouTube…have uplopaded?Anyone can be a publisherMore from Meg Pickard:X = game overO = flippedUpdated version of this chart.More details on my blog: Game Web 2.Over?Update: Four additional things you should know about this work:1. This image is an update of a well-known earlier work which was created in 2006.2. I have updated the image for the sake of accuracy, and not to call fail on Web 2.0. This is similar to redrawing a map which features Prussia - an interesting historical artefact, but you wouldn't want to navigate by it.3. The original creator of the web 2.0 logo collage made the decision about which companies to include or exclude, based on his own criteria (which I don't know, but could be success, buzz, logo design or something else). 4. Because of this, it should be completely obvious that this list of companies wasn't comprehensive at the time (there were many more web 2.0 startups at the time that weren't featured) and isn't now (there are hundreds of exciting and successful startups which have launched since 2006 and which aren't featured). Many things on the internet are subjective and selective. The original collage was one. If your/favourite company isn't featured above, sorry; this is why.If anyone would like to make a new collage of startups in this genre for 2009, I've made an additional version with blank spaces in:
  • Linked in = Facebook for AdultsNeeds lessons in networking…
  • PLE as hub“DIY”, bubble gum and baling wire
  • Public pllatforms…great, but downsidesMore from Meg Pickard:X = game overO = flippedUpdated version of this chart.More details on my blog: Game Web 2.Over?Update: Four additional things you should know about this work:1. This image is an update of a well-known earlier work which was created in 2006.2. I have updated the image for the sake of accuracy, and not to call fail on Web 2.0. This is similar to redrawing a map which features Prussia - an interesting historical artefact, but you wouldn't want to navigate by it.3. The original creator of the web 2.0 logo collage made the decision about which companies to include or exclude, based on his own criteria (which I don't know, but could be success, buzz, logo design or something else). 4. Because of this, it should be completely obvious that this list of companies wasn't comprehensive at the time (there were many more web 2.0 startups at the time that weren't featured) and isn't now (there are hundreds of exciting and successful startups which have launched since 2006 and which aren't featured). Many things on the internet are subjective and selective. The original collage was one. If your/favourite company isn't featured above, sorry; this is why.If anyone would like to make a new collage of startups in this genre for 2009, I've made an additional version with blank spaces in:
  • For eP: beginnings of what we need for this ePortfolio inFor PLE: Task Based : authentic tasks, knowledge buildingDON’T INCLUDE CLB ASSESSMENTS FOR EMPLOYERSAlso: self-assessment tools
  • …therefore good potential early adopters for ePortfolio…
  • ePortfolio can be a PLE for Essential Skills, ACROSS THE BOARD, but especially for…Thinking Skills:How do I get a job, Cdn work experience?Should I change occupationsHow do I organize my job-hunting activitiesWhat have I done in my life and what does it mean?What is the labour market information, who are the employers, where are the jobs?
  • WIL, JSVAlso: video elevator speech
  • New Services (2008)…(CIIP/WES/Skills Int’l)Prelliimiinary On-lliineEquiivallency• Allows users to look up suggested Canadian equivalency ofcredentials from thousands of universities in 90 countries• Individuals can “see” their equivalency prior to committing tofull cost• Institutions can pre-screen candidates, and use it as anadvisory tool when making admissions decisions• Used by CIIP in pre-migration services, individuals haveaccurate expectations of the value of their schooling• Recent funding through JSW to provide POE to clientsJoiintt on-lliineapplliicattiionwiitthttransllattiionserviice(COSTII)• One application saves time and moneyEnhanced custtomer and clliienttserviices• On-line services to check status of report, track courierdelivery, update contact information, order extra copies,send copies to institutions, streamline e-mail inquiries• Verified copies of transcripts can be sent to institutions withreports, reducing need to have official documents sent again• New position to provide “post-evaluation”support toacademic and licensing body users of reports
  • (Aggregatedapproach)..pageflakesThe project presently involves five partners: Laval School Board, Cégèp de Montmorency, Sir Wilfrid Laurier School board, the company percolab, and the CRIM (Centre for computer research of Montreal) and hopes to attract others with time (community groups, businesses, ministries etc). The prototype testing will take place in May 2008 and public launch of version 1.0 is planned for January 2009 (?)Online portfolio for immigrantsRegional initiative with partners from education, a private company and a public organizationSupporting individuals taking responsibility for their learning and their careerIndividual ownershipFlexible and modular environment that can be structured and organized as the user wishesIntegrated representation of learning via diverse mediaFormal, non-formal, informal learning captured in one space helping develop an integrated view of self
  • HanaSuraniHere’s what they’ve done and are doingICTC and CTHRC noted earlier…
  • So, if LIM wanted an overseas pilot partner….what do you think about that?
  • Combined with the U of T study…Means Manitoba’s skilled immigrants are likely to be computer users…
  • 30 hours,ie. 10 weeks? (CEW 24 hours)IBL: something about area of expertise
  • Culture..but eP is a tool for culture changeCCDF competencies in “Taking Charge”CAPLA-RPL Practitioner (Advisor, Assessor, Administrator)JRS, EAL tracking system, college system
  • I sit on RRC’s RPL Practitioner Program Advisory Committee
  • ePortfolio systems need standards to talk to each other…LEAP2A is an information exchange standard (document structure)IMSHR-XMLEuropass XMLhResume (Linked In)LEAP2A
  • Digital storytelling
  • National policy,CoP
  • As you all know, Big psuh for pre-arrivalAdditional Notes by Learning AgentsPre-arrivalPre-employmentEmploymentOnBoardingAdvancing in the workplaceChanging jobs to advance careerUnder employment (how to help them bridge the Transition PenaltyProfessional Development
  • SettlementImmigration>integration“Long term strategy that grows communities”; sustainable growth model, growth target: 20,000/yr by 20161996: Settlement agreement – deliver settlement services directly1998: PNPRole of family and community“Tools to keep people here”, “partnerships with communities and employers”The active involvement by the province in immigration is having a positive impact on keeping Newcomers in this province”It’s not just bringing in the numbers, it’s what we do to support them when they do arrive”Employment settlement and language100 programs in MBFed gov is active partner…support from $4.4m in 2002 -> $14.4m in 2007-08Entry ProgramChange the model…have something in place that is responsive on arrivalContinuous intake, sign up the day after you arriveOrientation, get streamed to the services you need mostQR…the big issue: “the whole country is talking about it”Are we getting the best from our immigrants“Efficient, quick access to employment at an appropriate skill levelComplex problem, no silver bulletFCRO, refer to appropriate servicesCan we bring our employers into the process sooner, take them overseas with us, connect them up more effectively with the skills they’re looking for?Start to solve employment integration issues pre-arrival (employer, QR, etc.)
  • In the 1860s, journals and other learned publications in Britain began to receive papers on hydrostatics, electricity and other scientific subjects from a James Croll of Andersen's University in Glasgow. One of the papers, on how variations in the Earth's orbit might have precipitated ice ages, was published in the Philosophical Magazine in 1864 and was recognized at once as a work of the highest standard. So there was some surprise, and perhaps just a touch of embarrassment, when it turned out that Croll was not an academic at the university, but a janitor. Born in 1821, Croll grew up poor and his formal education lasted only to the age of thirteen. He worked at a variety of jobs – as a carpenter, insurance salesman, keeper of a temperance hotel – before taking a position as a janitor at Anderson's (now the University of Strathclyde) in Glasgow. By somehow inducing his brother to do much of his work, he was able to pass many quiet evenings in the university library teaching himself physics, mechanics, astronomy, hydrostatics and the other fashionable sciences of the day, and gradually began to produce a string of papers, with a particular emphasis on the motions of the Earth and their effect on climate.
  • In sum:1-online evidence, engagedemployers, referral2-networking, social learning3-coolaborative/self-directed,electronic client support
  • Components of an ePortfolio with workflow tools (screening, etc.)US company
  • Academics are increasingly realizing that learning is a social activity.Related concepts: constructivism, connectivism (George Siemens)
  • Employer driven:Competency FrameworksAssessmentGap TrainingReassessmentPlacement
  • This is Hana endorsing the concept..

ePortfolio for Skilled Immigrants ePortfolio for Skilled Immigrants Presentation Transcript

  • ePortfolioA new employability tool for Manitoba’s immigrants? Manitoba Labour and Immigration December 17, 2009
  • Agenda• 0930: Introductions• 0940: Context• 0945: ePortfolio: introduction, current trends, linkage to immigrant needs• 1045: Break• 1100: ePortfolio and Manitoba• 1120: DISCUSSION• 1200: Conclusion
  • “Learning Agents eStudios” – Flexible Digital Production Studios – Mobile Production & Facilitation Support – Collaborative Workshop Environment – Community Telecentre
  • Underlying questions• What is ePortfolio?• Can it help Manitoba‟s immigrants?• What are the next steps?
  • ContextNew Manitoba Settlement Strategy• Working to improve services and expand programs to respond to the settlement, integration and labour market needs of the increased number of newcomers with: – Improved pre-arrival information – Centralized information and assessment services – Easier and earlier connections to services – Increased support to communities and groups – Expanded language training LIM_pathways_2009
  • • What is ePortfolio? ePortfolio 101 and current trends
  • Recognition of Prior LearningThe language of skills & knowledge• RPL = a way to determine what a person knows and can do• RPL can be used for: – access to education (advanced standing) – career planning & professional development – access to employment• a Portfolio is a product of RPL• an ePortfolio is a digital portfolio
  • Key elements• Links individual‟s skills/accomplishments to skills frameworks• A record of formal AND experiential learning• Claims backed by digital evidence• Learner ownership• More than a showcase
  • ePortfolios and resumes (Courtesy FuturEd)
  • Credentials vs. ePortfolioCredentials ePortfolio• Reflect time spent in • Reflects time spent learning class • Evidence-based proficiency• Questionable proficiency • Statement of actual skills and• Proxy for skills and knowledge knowledge • “Living”• Dated • Systematic• Variable quality • All learning valued• Formal learning only(Courtesy FuturEd)
  • ePortfolio: product and process• Digital archive• Showcase: celebration & assessment of learning – Education • Acceptance/advanced standing, course requirement, graduation requirement – Workplace • Hiring, HR development, professional development, project team selectionFuturEd 2004
  • ePortfolio: product and process• Assessment for learning (e.g. CLPA)• Reflection, self-assessment• Transferring skills• Coaching, collaborative learning• Learning plans• Knowledge Management(Agustin, Duane)
  • Benefits of “e”• Information Management capabilities – Collecting, archiving, making different versions• Easy to share with others – “one to many”, digital copies, links to specific pages• Collaboration – Easy to add comments, edit, mentor, coach• Measurement – Link to frameworks, rubrics, track learning over time• Easy to illustrate/demonstrate with multimedia• Can integrate with other ICT systems• Builds personal network, grooms digital identity
  • Quick Tour• Global, regional, sectoral initiatives• Converging standards and interoperability• Open Source, Web 2.0, social software• Adaptations for employers• Manitoba momentum• eP & immigrants: recent research, case studies Sarah Stewart http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-t2dXPb9Wc8&feature=related
  • UK – PDP, NVQ, WBL, CPD, etc.
  • UK - Careers Wales http://www.careerswales.com Partly from percolab CAPLA Nov 2009
  • Sectoral ApproachesUK - Health
  • Sectoral ApproachesUK - Construction Construction
  • Europass CV, Language Passport
  • New Zealand - Mahara• 2007 OS project led by Massey University – Lifelong learning & social networking environment for NZ tertiary students• Funded by NZ government ($500K), later Carnegie Mellon Foundation• Learner owned, multiple views• Learning Mgmt System (LMS) integration• LEAP2A exportability
  • Regional InitiativeseFolio Minnesota
  • CanadaEmployability, Essential Skills
  • CanadaSector Councils
  • EmployersHuman Capital Management
  • Web 2.0, social software“Publish yourself” Sarah Stewart http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-t2dXPb9Wc8&feature=related Theo Ramsey http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oT1XYjZcmck
  • Flickr Example http://www.flickr.com/photos/xinwen_zhang/sets/72057594115462151/
  • Linked In Examples
  • Cobbling it together…Map of a Personal Learning Environment (PLE)
  • Web 2.0 as the engine of a PLE - the appealand the danger… http://www.flickr.com/photos/meg/3527560991/
  • Vision of the aggregated ePortfolio“Small Pieces, Loosely Joined” Student Records Online Credential Verification
  • Manitoba momentumLIM-ALT
  • Manitoba momentumOther selected RPL initiatives• PLAR Policy Framework 2001 – Broad Goals: mobile, portable credentials, recognition of informal & continuous learning, decentralization, seamless service, systemic operational capacity – 3 cornerstones: post-secondary, community, workplace• RRC – RPL Programs, Socrates ePortfolio• MPLAN – Community of Practice• Centre for Education and Work – Workplace Informal Learning Matrix, Successful Preparation for Retaining Immigrant Workers• WPLAR – Working with employers, competency frameworks, – Essential Skills linkages
  • •Can ePortfolio serve the needs of immigrants? ePortfolio and immigrant employability
  • ResearchInformation Practices of Immigrants Nadia Caidi, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto, 2009 http://www.slideshare.net/settlementatwork/information-practices-of-immigrants
  • ePortfolio benefits for newcomers• Self-assessment• Develop communication skills• Develop other necessary skills and knowledge• Build your Network• “Digital evidence bank”• Personal space for learning and building knowledge
  • Immigrants and Essential Skills• Reading Text• Document Use• Numeracy• Writing• Oral Communication• Working with Others• Continuous Learning• Thinking Skills – Problem Solving, Decision Making, Job Task Planning and Organizing, Significant Use of Memory, Finding Information• Computer Use
  • RESEARCH PROJECT ePortfolio for SkilledImmigrants and Employers Pan Canadian Employer Focus Groups Jan-Feb 2006
  • Benefits of ePortfolio• Pre-employment• Recruitment• Human Capital Development – Employee Development – Performance Management – Talent Management – Succession Planning
  • Employer feedbackePortfolio as a tool to describe skills and knowledge• Majority in favour – “digital matching service, living document, screening tool, digital evidence of credentials and experience”• Benefits: – Accessible documents of work accomplishments vs. credentials – Pre-employment bridging tool, linked to LMI – Help standardize the language of competencies• Acceptance Factors – Accuracy, consistency, ease of use• Potential Issues – Time for creation and processing, privacy, content maintenance, system integrity, overall responsibility...
  • Employer feedbackOn the advisability of a broad ePortfolio system• Good timing – Rising skills shortages, immigration levels• Current examples – Job Banks and PSC system• Benefits – Good potential: niche sectors, skill sets, countries – Transparent tool for diversity and equity – Early adopters could have hiring advantage – Ease/improve recruitment, reduce wrong hires• Potential Barriers – Cost, regulatory body acceptance/validation, privacy, ownership, process inertia, consistency
  • Employer feedbackOn the advisability of a broad ePortfolio system• Acceptance Factors – Simplicity, accessibility, usefulness as a screening tool, trust, confidentiality, standards, integration, flexibility, extensibility, government support, marketing, training• Solutions – Fit eP into existing interviewing and hiring practices – Incremental approach with action research to measure benefits – Make eP mandatory (!) with allowed exceptions for inclusiveness
  • CASE STUDY 1aSkillsInternational.ca - Ontario
  • CASE STUDY 1b
  • CASE STUDY 1c
  • CASE STUDY 2percolab - Laval, QC
  • CASE STUDY 3e-Career Services, BC
  • CIIP at CAPLA 2009*Special Initiatives• PNP pilot for LIM• Online writing skills, job-search, employer matching pilots (MISA, HILC, Skills International)• Online mentoring pilot (JVS, Algonquin)• Online competency assessment pilot underway (ICTC, CTHRC)• Videoconferences-employers, sector councils, regulators - ongoing (ON Chamber)• Online orientation courses pilot for IEHPs –ongoing (U of T)* Copied from a paper handout
  • CIIP at CAPLA 2009*Making the (Competency Portfolio) Model Work• Blended model: facilitation and self-directed learning• Clear and simple language and terminology• User friendly – keep it simple• Include a transition phase to a Canadian agency• Provide initially at no cost – pilot phase and then for a reasonable fee
  • CIIP at CAPLA 2009*Collaboration on the Competency PortfolioCIIP has an interest in the outcome of this (CAPLA) workshop:• Pilot the e-competency portfolio with a select group of CIIP clients• Provide job ready clients with yet another tool that encourages employers to consider them as serious candidates• Provide clients a tool that helps them organize a „previous skills‟ record and maintain an ongoing skills record• Provide clients with a clear view of where they have been and where they are going and how best to fill the gaps or develop further skills• Provide facilitators with a clear picture of how best to guide the individual
  • Break Break!
  • • How can ePortfolio serve the needs of Manitoba’simmigrants? ePortfolio and Manitoba immigration
  • Where We Are Going• Increase immigration level to 20,000 annual arrivals by 2016, primarily through the Provincial Nominee Program• Improve, expand and consolidate immigrant settlement labour market programs including pre- arrival services•• Improve Recognition of International Qualifications• Protect foreign workers through partnerships with employers and other stakeholders• Continue to improve supports to communities outside of Winnipeg• Renewal of Canada-Manitoba Immigration Agreement
  • Qualifications Recognition InitiativeMajor Challenges for Employers Major Challenges for Immigrants• Language • Lack of official language• Providing work experience • Lack of Canadian work• Difficulties assessing foreign qualifications experience• New and timely approaches, • Transferability of qualifications capacities • No networking/social capital QR Initiative • Manitoba’s Qualification Recognition Action Strategy • The Fair Registration Practices in Regulated Professions Act • Demonstration projects and specialized programming
  • Fairness Challenges
  • Manitoba immigration demographics
  • Settlement Programs (Immigration, Settlement and Multiculturalism Division) Pre-Arrival Information Web-based Capacity Building Enhancing services for newcomers through: - professional development Centralized Information, Language & - needs identification Orientation - program building and promotion - evaluation and continuous improvement ENTRY Program - employer registration under the Worker Recruitment and Protection Act Centralized Assessment and Referral - facilitation of ethical and effective worker recruitment Winnipeg English Language Assessment and - regional coordination Referral CentreAdult Language Training Newcomer and Labour Community and Labour Market and Market Supports Integration Supports Strategic InitiativesSettlement, employment, Settlement of immigrants Settlement programs to Qualifications recognition and academic focused and refugees post-arrival support the long-term initiatives including theEnglish classes delivered including workplace integration of immigrants and Academic Credentials in neighbourhoods, orientation, specialized refugees. Assessment Service and Promotion of Multiculturalism workplaces, employment services for the Credentials Recognition and support for ethno-cultural classrooms and by workers in professions and Program. communities through the distance. trades of varying skill and Multiculturalism Secretariat. Information and supports for language levels. temporary foreign workers. For a list of the agencies that deliver settlement services see the MAP DIRECTORY on immigratemanitoba.com.
  • Possible Futures• “ePortfolio Training Wheels” – Enhance current programs • Web 2.0 tools, ePortfolio fragments, personal web publishing• “ePortfolio Hybrid” – Integrated platform (hosted or installed) • Standards-based for mobility, extensible for customization, linked to one or more other learning programs – Phased pilot strategy • One group, simple functionality; analyze, refactor, reiterate• “ePortfolio SUV” – Custom, feature-rich enterprise system • Linked to other MB systems, broad-based rollout
  • Potential ePortfolio programelements• Induction – ePortfolio awareness, hands-on orientation• Self-assessment – LMI context, Essential Skills, Employability – Gap analysis, learning plan• Learning Activities (group, self-directed, coached) – Evidence collection, reflection, discussion, role play – Inquiry based learning, link to other LIM learning programs – Assessment for learning• Products – Multi-view ePortfolio with a larger digital archive, learning journal – Resume/CV, cover letter(s)
  • Some Issues• Cultural fit?• Technology infrastructure• Support• Professional Development for facilitators• Interoperability with other systems• Privacy, security• Portfolio lifecycle..how long?
  • Early Steps…prepare• Complete Market Research (Q4 2009-2010?) – More thorough research of related systems in other jurisdictions – Assess/poll clients, service providers, stakeholders about needs and capabilities• Develop a Phased Plan (in parallel) – Train the Trainer “sandbox” – First pilot – Wider rollout• Develop/validate pilot curriculum (Q1 2010-2011?)
  • Early Steps…pilot• Train the trainer (Q1-2 2010-2011) – Core facilitator group, other interested stakeholders (cadre of 8) – Sandbox (try out alternatives)• First Pilot (Q3 2010-2011) – Client group with high chance of success
  • Further steps• Analyze (Q4 2010-2011?) – Lessons learned – Proceed? Big changes? – List of needs for a dedicated Manitoba ePortfolio platform• Rollout (Q1 2011-2012?) – Choose an ongoing ePortfolio platform – Pilot the ePortfolio platform, plan for rollout • Training, ongoing hosting and support, “future proofing”
  • Discussion of Priorities• Confirm order of priority: – Newcomers (1-3 years) – Pre-Arrival – Established, under-employed (3+ years)• Other questions: – QR vs. employability (exploring career alternatives)? – Presentation showcase vs. learning environment? – Dedicated program vs. module in other programs? – ePortfolio with eLearning for gaps? – Internal LIM oversight vs. Advisory Committee? – Made for Manitoba vs open standards – Action research vs. internal summative evaluation?
  • Recommended Reading• Effective Practice with e-Portfolios – http://www.jisc.ac.uk/media/documents/publications/effectivepracticeeportfolios.pdf• European guidelines for validating non-formal and informal learning – http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/download-manager.aspx?id=5060&lang=en&type=publication• Networks, Connections and Community: Learning with Social Software – http://pre2009.flexiblelearning.net.au/flx/go/pid/377• e-portfolios for RPL Assessment – http://pre2005.flexiblelearning.net.au/newsandevents/E-portfolios_for_RPL_Assessment_Final_190309.pdf
  • Don Presantdon@learningagents.ca (204) 219-5933
  • •Extra Slides appendix
  • OMFC Vision
  • Frameworks, Standards, interoperability,transferability• IMS PLEaSE (a personal learning, employability and social environment)• SCORM• HR-XML• Europass XML• hResume• LEAP2A http://www.eife-l.org/publications/standards/interop
  • LEAP2Ainterconnectivity
  • Community Learning Networkshttp://spa-online.org.uk/ http://mahara.org/view/view.php?id=1929
  • Potential Issues and Barriers• Time to build and assess portfolios• Ownership and control of information – Corporate Security• Losing employees to competitors• Individual Privacy, Identity Theft• Technology – isolated systems vs. open standards• Technology – user accessibility (Digital Divide)• Lack of widespread acceptance (critical mass?)• Language limitations of immigrants
  • Helen Barrett Portfolios http://electronicportfolios.com/myportfolio/index.html
  • Australia http://www.eportfoliopractice.qut.edu.au/
  • The Netherlands Competency Atlas http://www.competentieatlas.nl/ percolab CAPLA Nov 2009
  • EuroportfolioEuropean Instittue for E-Learning (EIfEL)Define, design, and develop digital portfolio systemsthat meet the needs of all stakeholdershttp://www.europortfolio.org/ percolab CAPLA Nov 2009
  • ResearchInformation Practices of Immigrants 1 Nadia Caidi, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto, 2009 http://www.slideshare.net/settlementatwork/information-practices-of-immigrants
  • Maytree Vision Fulfilling the Promise Alboim and Maytree April 2002
  • EuropeTENCompetence• European Commission Project – Develop a technical & organisational infrastructure, which is both open source and standards based, to support lifelong learning in Europe, to serve the needs of individuals, groups, and organisations.• KEY TOOL: Personal Competence Manager – 4 use cases: 1. I want to keep up to date 2. I want/must attain a new set of competences 3. I want/must upgrade my current competences to a higher level 4. I want/must match my competences on other job profiles, because my current job is not in demand any more http://www.tencompetence.org/node/182
  • Context• Immigration and Manitoba‟s Action Strategy for Economic Growth• Transition Penalty• Manitoba policies and programs for Workforce integration – Ben Rempel 2007 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93YOGqFedw0)
  • James CrollVictorian Poster Child for RPL http://www.brianmicklethwait.com/education/archives/001380.htm
  • Benefits of RPL and Portfolios • Reflection • Planning • Review • Recognition ...Lifelong Learning Process and Tool
  • Job Boards(Monster.com Power Résumé Search)
  • Automatic Profiles – DigitalIdentity
  • CASE STUDY 3c
  • YouTube• Sarah Stewart, Midwife – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-t2dXPb9Wc8&feature=related• Theo Ramsey – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oT1XYjZcmck
  • Canada - Online Credentials
  • (e)Portfolio - Working Definition• “a collection of authentic and diverse evidence, drawn from a larger archive...• ...representing what a person or organization has learned over time on which the person or organization has reflected,• ...and designed for presentation to one or more audiences for a particular rhetorical purpose” (NLII, 2003)
  • EmployerseRecruitment
  • Manitoba MomentumSkills Passport at New Flyer
  • Pedagogical underpinnings http://pre2009.flexiblelearning.net.au/flx/webdav/site/flxsite/users/cpickles/public/Final_ Report_Social_Software_for_Learning17April.pdf
  • How Immigrants Come to Manitoba Permanent Residents Temporary Residents Privately- Sponsored Refugees Refugee Economic Family International Temporary Visitors Government- Assisted Class Class Class Students Workers RefugeesRefugees landed in Manitoba Self-Employed Business Live-in Federal Skilled Manitoba Provincial Investors Immigrants Caregivers Workers Nominees (MPNP) Entrepreneurs MPNP MPNP Skilled Business Workers Immigrants Employer International Family Strategic General Direct Students Support Recruitment Stream
  • Personal Learning EnvironmentELGG’s “Learning Landscape”
  • Manitoba momentumWIN project
  • CIIP at CAPLA 2009*Encouraging the Use of a Competency Portfolio• Self-exploration/reflection – education, experiences, competencies, documents, testimonials, etc.• Career development tool• Multiple values to employers, regulatory bodies, educators, etc.• Identifies and helps communicate transferable skills• Uncovers options for alternate career paths