Career Portfolio Manitoba CanadaMoot 2011

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  • About Learning AgentsAbout Don Presant
  • We’re moving onto the Internet...
  • Like functional skills...17 page reports300+, more comingIn 1994, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada launched a national research study, the Essential Skills Research Project (ESRP), to examine how the essential skills were used in various jobs. More than 3,000 interviews have now been conducted across Canada with people working in some 180 occupations.The ESRP initially focused on occupations requiring a secondary school diploma or less and on-the-job training.
  • Like Careers Wales Online, eFolio MinnesotaInspiration from MOSEP
  • Maori for “think” or “thought”Can be linked to Moodle, a very popular Open Source Learning Management System
  • Mahara as “thin” scaffolding for a broader eportfolio ecosystemCurrently experimenting with RSS in/outRecently added Google Apps...not sure all implicationsEmbed.lyFuture: Moodle 2.0 and Mahara...dynamic, web service based
  • Exemplar portfolio: RommuelParagasVM Immigrant – young male (life story). Many skills, but lacks qualificationsProfile Page: Professional PageDrafts and documentationMultimediaRecently themedLogged out contentLogged in: enter course (Group)Course layout: -Orientation/5 steps-Content types: presentation, survey/quiz, (building) task, optional enhancementDemonstrating capabilities as part of course:-Views, navigation blocks, images-Embeds: YouTube, Screenr, SlidecastConnections to Moodle: survey, quiz, glossary, Help-under construction-moving away from Mahara Users book
  • “We may not be smart, but we’re learning!”Tried to cram too much in...classic error2 key audiences: -those with paper portfolios/well formed resumes-those withoutI prefer the videos: clearer, easier to make

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  • 1. Career Portfolio ManitobaMahara ePortfolio for Employability
    MoodleMoot Canada
    May 4, 2011
    Don Presant
  • 2. Why ePortfolio for employability?An increasingly digital life...
    Google & the Internet
    Web 2.0 & social software
    Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn...
    Job boards & electronic recruitment
    Monster, Workopolis, Job Bank
    Digital identity
    Authentic evidence
  • 3. Human Capital Technology
    eSourcing/eRecruitment tools
    Résumé Importing/Exporting/Searching
    Assessments & Applicant Screening
    Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS)
    Onboarding (orientation) tools
    Performance/Talent Management Systems
    Human Resource Management Systems (HRMS/HRIS)
    Adapted from http://www.recruitersnetwork.com/software/index.htm
  • 4. Human Capital Management A competitive marketplace
  • 5. eSourcingMining the Internet
  • 6. Regional solutionsInspiration for Manitoba
  • 7. Career Portfolio ManitobaCurrent stakeholders: WEM & WPLAR
    Nonprofit partnerships of Government, Business and Labour
    WEM: workplace education in Essential Skills
    WPLAR: workplace Recognition of Prior Learning
    wem.mb.ca
    wplar.ca
  • 8. Canada’s Essential SkillsContextualized by workplace occupation…
    Reading text
    Document use
    Writing
    Numeracy
    Computer skills
    Oral communication
    Thinking skills
    Problem Solving, Decision Making, Critical Thinking, Job Task Planning and Organizing, Significant Use of Memory, Finding Information
    Working with others
    Continuous learning
  • 9. The Essential Skills Portfolio Origins and character
    First immigrants, now “general”
    Career changers (younger, older..)
    Reflection on life-wide learning of Essential Skills for employability
    Build confidence, improve “skills dialogue”
    Make resumes & cover letters clearer, more credible
    Preparation tool for interviews
    More than ES: attitudes, specialized skills
    Product: ring binder, from electronic templates
    18 hours class time + c. 18 hours of homework
  • 10. Building your portfolio- one step at a time
  • 11. The “e” factorAdvantages and opportunities
    Information Management
    Collecting, archiving, making different versions
    Measureability
    Frameworks, rubrics, summative tracking
    Interoperability
    Communication with other ICT systems via APIs, open standards
    Sharing
    “One to many”, digital copies, links to specific pages
    Multimedia
    Video, audio, digital images, online presentations…and scanned docs
    Internet skills
    Online research: documents, networks, Internet literacy
    Collaboration
    Easy to add comments, edit, mentor, coach
    Personal Learning Environment
    Integrated learning environment, professional network, digital identity
  • 12. Vision for Career Portfolio ManitobaCareer development for life
    All Manitobans
    Learner owned
    Lifelong
    Lifewide: home, community, school, work...
    Based on (not restricted to) Essential Skills
    Built through partnerships of stakeholders, with WEM and WPLAR as “anchor tenants”
    Globally aware, locally relevant
  • 13. Choosing the PlatformNew Zealand – Mahara
    FOSS project - Massey University
    Funded by NZ government, later Carnegie Mellon
    Lifelong learning & social networking environment
    Learner owned, multiple views
    LEAP2A exportability
    Moodle integration
  • 14. Choosing the platformThe “Mahoodle” ecosystem
    INSTRUCTOR LED
    Archiving
    Other artefacts
    Presenting
    USER DRIVEN
    Mahara tools:
    Blog, forum, views
    Collect, Select, Reflect…
    Artefacts, commentary, dialogue
    Human capital
    development
    Employability
    Skills transfer
    KSA asset building
    Lifelong learning
    Networks
    Peers, mentors
    Other Web 2.0 tools:
  • 15. Essential Skills ePortfolioProgram overview
    Adapt the paper curriculum
    Leverage the “e” factor
    Embed authentic ICT skills
    Useful software applications
    Accessible multimedia hardware
    Provide ongoing support
  • 16. ImplementationOnline tour (careerportfolio.mb.ca)
  • 17. ImplementationJob match summary
  • 18. Early steps
    Pilot
    Learners
    “Train the trainer”
    Rework curriculum
  • 19. Current reworkLessons learned and learning
    Make it more usable
    Shorten curriculum, customize delivery
    Full vs. accelerated versions
    Improve worksheet methodology
    Stream learners
    Computer skills gap training
    Add more exemplars
    Caucasian, Aboriginal...
    Document more fully
    Manual, more/updated videos
  • 20. Next steps
    Explore more ways to extend Mahara
    LinkedIn, GoogleApps, Moodle 2.0, web services...
    Polish the business plan
    Scope provincewide user support needs
    Build partnerships
  • 21. Community of communities“Small pieces, loosely joined”
    Government
    Information
    Portals
    Student
    Records
    Employer HR
    Management
    Systems
    eGovernment
    Single Window
    Service
    Online
    Credential
    Verification
    Mahoodle
    Hub
    Localized
    Labour Market
    Information
    Online
    Mentoring
    Services
    Job Boards,
    Recruitment
    Sites
    Web 2.0
    YouTube
    LinkedIn
    Twitter…
    Personal
    Networks,
    Communities
  • 22. Further reading
    Presentations about Career Portfolio Manitoba
    http://bit.ly/CPMBpresentations
    MyPortfoliohttp://myportfolio.ac.nz/
    Report: http://bit.ly/g8JLLQ
    MOSEP http://www.mosep.org/
    Toolbox (curr/report): http://bit.ly/MOSEP_toolbox
    EIfEL - www.epforum.eu/
    ePortfolio Community of Practice (AUS)
    http://epcop.net.au
  • 23. Useful links
    Career Portfolio Manitoba
    http://careerportfolio.mb.ca
    http://bit.ly/eP_example
    Workplace Education Manitoba
    http://wem.mb.ca
    WPLAR
    http://wplar.ca
    Contact emails:
    Don Presant, Learning Agents Inc.
    don@learningagents.ca (Twitter: donpresant)
    Linda Maxwell, Keystone Adult Education Services Inc.
    adulted@mts.net
    Phyllis Mann, Workplace Education Manitoba
    PMann@wem.mb.ca
  • 24. Don Presant