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  • About Learning Agents About Don Presant
  • RPL is good workforce development practice based on authentic and transparent assessment and documentation of skills and knowledge learned in the workplace. RPL can help: Capture and recognize verified skills and knowledge, regardless of where they were acquired. Document skills and competencies required in the workplace. Provide practical assessments - through demonstrations, interviews, work samples, portfolios and formal testing. Document evidence of skills and learning to assist workers in finding and keeping employment, and transitioning through their workplaces and to other jobs. RPL is good workforce development that promotes strategies and tools which recognize formal and informal learning. Over the past decade, RPL has evolved into an effective practice to assist employers, labour and other labour market partners in meeting diverse workforce development challenges.
  • Exemplar portfolio: Rommuel Paragas VM Immigrant – young male (life story). Many skills, but lacks qualifications Profile Page: Professional Page Drafts and documentation Multimedia Recently themed Logged out content Logged in: enter course (Group) Course layout: -Orientation/5 steps -Content types: presentation, survey/quiz, (building) task, optional enhancement Demonstrating capabilities as part of course: -Views, navigation blocks, images -Embeds: YouTube, Screenr, Slidecast Connections to Moodle: survey, quiz, glossary, Help -under construction -moving away from Mahara Users book
  • Self-assessment build your confidence by recognizing the skills you already have see your learning gaps and make plans to fill then Develop communication skills collaborate with mentors and teachers see your improvement over time Develop other necessary skills and knowledge personal marketing skills (e.g. interview answers) plan your career options build your knowledge of your field in Canada (personal knowledge locker) Build your Network “ Friend of a Friend” and other skills and interest linkages “ Digital evidence bank” to support you for: cold calling emailing resume/cover letter follow-up to interviews Personal space for learning and building knowledge private, shared and public sections (private -> public) a journal of your learning process and ongoing professional development
  • Employer managed Human Capital tool… like ePortfolio, but without learner ownership Bell, Alcan
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    • 1. Career Portfolio Manitoba Community-based ePortfolio for Adult Employability MPLAN Spring Symposium May 2012Don Presant
    • 2. Career Portfolio ManitobaProvincewide solution for adults in transition• Based on Essential Skills – Not a straitjacket – customizable focus for employability• User friendly – For individuals and employers – Can be “simple and easy” or “rich and deep”• Learner owned – Lifelong, lifewide• Well supported – Hands-on course, exemplars, video tutorials, user support• Open source and global: – Flexibility & sustainable continuous improvement
    • 3. Employment & related purposesDemonstrate, assess & improve Human Capital• Qualification Recognition – Initial, formative, summative assessment• Academic recognition – PLAR/RPL for courses and programs )• Career Development – Gap analysis, exploration of alternatives, building pathways• Employment (Web CV) – Hiring, career advancement, team building tool for employers• Continuing Professional Development (CPD) – Tracking ongoing learning activities and reflection on practice – Recertification
    • 4. Personal Planning and LearningOnline Locker, Interactive Workbook• Online archive – Personal & downloaded documents – Links to useful websites• Resources for self-directed learning – Webinars, videos, self-assessment surveys• Learning plans and tracking tools – Set goals and track progress to them (Learning Plans) – Keep records of learning activities over time (CPD)• Personal journal – Reflect on goals and alternative futures – Keep ad hoc “notes to self”, prepare agendas, etc.• Ongoing Personal Learning Environment (PLE)
    • 5. ePortfolio & industry-based PLARSmall “r” recognition• A workforce development strategy based on: – Recognizing learning regardless of where it was acquired – Actively seeking evidence of learning in individuals to enhance their opportunities• Specific applications: – Recruitment – Process/role/workstation qualification, team building – Training needs identification – Internal promotion – Regulatory and certification compliance – Performance management – Talent management, succession planning
    • 6. ImplementationOnline tour (
    • 7. Benefits for adults in transition“Career companion”• Self-assessment, personal reflection• “Digital evidence bank” to support professional goals and consideration of alternative goals• Personal space for learning and building knowledge• Develop communication skills, ICT skills• Build business network, personal “brand”
    • 8. Benefits for unengaged employersElectronic recruitment tool• Scaffolded solution for the Manitoba workplace – Works with LinkedIn, job boards & other solutions already used for electronic recruitment – Candidate evaluation can begin overseas• Professional Page = quick, easy dashboard – Links to further detail and downloadable resume• Deeper, richer “Web CV” rewards closer study – More complete picture of the candidate – Authentic demonstrations of skills and knowledge• Job Match Summary simplifies assessment – Rubric aligns with employer’s original job description
    • 9. Benefits for engaged employersRecruitment and beyond• eSourcing/eRecruitment tools – Résumé Importing/Exporting/Searching – Assessments & Applicant Screening – Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS)• Human Resource Management Systems (HRMS/HRIS)• Onboarding (orientation) tools• Talent Development• Performance Management• Workforce Adjustment
    • 10. Don Twitter: donpresant Skype: