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Employability ePortfolios with Mahara for Educational Assistants


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Slightly updated from September 2012. Additional info at …

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  • About Learning AgentsAbout Don Presant
  • Digital identity….How many are on FacebookHow many use YouTube…have uplopaded?Anyone can be a publisher
  • Like Careers Wales Online, eFolio MinnesotaInspiration from MOSEP
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    • 1. Employability ePortfolios with Mahara Transition to the workplace for Educational Assistants Red River College Updated December 7, 2012Don Presant
    • 2. Human Capital Technology• eSourcing/eRecruitment tools – Résumé Importing/Exporting/Searching – Assessments & Applicant Screening – Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) •• Onboarding (orientation) tools• Performance/Talent Management Systems – Workplace learning, human capital development• Human Resource Management Systems (HRMS/HRIS)Adapted from
    • 3. EmployersHuman Capital Management
    • 4. Web 2.0, social software“Publish yourself”
    • 5. One page version…
    • 6. ePortfolios and resumes (Courtesy FuturEd)
    • 7. Benefits of “e”• Information Management capabilities – Collecting, archiving, making different versions• Integration with Internet skills – Online research: documents, networks – Internet literacy• Easy to share – “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
    • 8. Applications for Adults• Pre-employment – Getting hired• Workplace development – Performance management, career advancement• Recognition of Prior Learning – Challenge for credit• Continuing Professional Development – Maintain professional standing• Knowledge portfolios• Persistent Personal Learning Environment (PLE) – Performance support, memory, analysis, reflection• Life portfolios: “reporting out”
    • 9. 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
    • 10. Regional solutionsInspiration for Manitoba
    • 11. 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
    • 12. Featured elements• Portfolio building course – Video tutorials, support – 2 modes of delivery: • Computer lab facilitated • Online self-directed• Templates – e.g. Job Match Summary• Fictional example portfolio• Extensive use of Web 2.0 – Embedded content: • YouTube, Screenr, LinkedIn…
    • 13. Coming down the pike…• Mobile ePortfolio• ePortfolio Gallery• Open Badges
    • 14. How to enrol Career Portfolio Manitoba is a free service Contact Information: Phyllis Mann Program Coordinator Workplace Education Manitoba 1000 Waverley Street, Winnipeg, MB Tel: 204-272-5044
    • 15. Don Twitter: donpresant Skype: