ePortfolios in the Community (BC) 2011


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ePortfolios in the Community (BC) 2011

  1. 1. Career Portfolio Manitoba Community-based ePortfolio for Adult Employability British Columbia July 2011Don Presant
  2. 2. Learning AgentsAccelerated learning systems E-learning resources & services Learning community support Consulting
  3. 3. What is ePortfolio? http://www.jiscinfonet.ac.uk/infokits/e-portfolios
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. ePortfolio: product and process• Assessment for learning (e.g. CLPA)• Reflection, self-assessment• Transferring skills, making transtions• Coaching, collaborative learning• Learning plans• Knowledge Management
  6. 6. Potential for ePortfolio• Recognition of Prior Learning – Record of education, work experience, knowledge of the field – Workplace Essential Skills, challenge readiness – Certifications, validations, skills demonstrations – Career counselling, career transition, workforce adjustment• Online Learning Workbook – Self-directed “Personal Learning Environment” • Open curricula, custom learning plans, JIT /continuous learning, benchmarking, building confidence – Online coaching/mentoring, quicker formative feedback, quality monitoring – Video as a learning capture/reflection/demonstration tool• Employment, career advancement, skills marketing – Web CV, Job Match Summary, being a “findable” resource (passive recruiting) – Professional branding, self-employment/small business marketing• Continuing Professional Development (CPD) – Log learning activities, knowledge building, reflection, new ideas – Collect evidence of professional accomplishments – Learn with others in professional Communities of Practice
  7. 7. Regional solutionsInspiration for Manitoba
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. Canada’s Essential SkillsContextualized by workplace occupation…1. Reading text2. Document use3. Writing4. Numeracy5. Digital skills6. Oral communication7. Thinking skills – Problem Solving, Decision Making, Critical Thinking, Job Task Planning and Organizing, Significant Use of Memory, Finding Information8. Working with others9. Continuous learning
  10. 10. The Essential Skills PortfolioOrigins 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
  11. 11. The “e” factorAdvantages and opportunities• Information Management – Collecting, archiving, making different versions• Measurability – 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. 12. Essential Skills ePortfolioProgram overview• Adapt the paper curriculum• Leverage the “e” factor• Embed authentic ICT skills – Useful software, accessible hardware – Digital identity literacy• Provide ongoing support
  13. 13. Vision for Career Portfolio ManitobaCareer development for life• For 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
  14. 14. Choosing the platform The “Mahoodle” ecosystem INSTRUCTOR LED Archiving Presenting USER DRIVEN Mahara tools Blog, forum, views Collect, Select, Reflect…Human capital Networks Artefacts, commentary, dialoguedevelopment Peers, mentorsEmployability Other Web 2.0 toolsSkills transferKSA asset buildingLifelong learning
  15. 15. ImplementationOnline tour (careerportfolio.mb.ca)
  16. 16. Benefits for workers• 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• Build business network, personal “brand”
  17. 17. Relevance to employersSimilar needs, different labels...• 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
  18. 18. Benefits for regulatory bodies• Visibility, transparency of process – (esp. with exemplars)• Holistic view of applicant – Authentic valorization of experience• Potential for overseas engagement• Provide value-added service to applicant – Process & product supports career development – Tool for ongoing PD• Ongoing services for registered members: – Showcase, Continuing Professional Development
  19. 19. Mahara as “thin hub”Dynamic interoperability via web services, etc. Online HE Online Mentoring Learning Credential Services systems Verification Employer HR Government Management Information Systems Portals Professional Thin Localized Bodies Mahara Labour Market (CPD) Hub Information Web 2.0 Job Boards, YouTube Recruitment LinkedIn Sites Twitter… Larger Online Personal Networks TBA Communities
  20. 20. Don Presantdon@learningagents.ca Twitter: donpresant Skype: dpresant