ePortfolios for Educational Assistants


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  • About Learning Agents About Don Presant
  • Employer managed Human Capital tool… like ePortfolio, but without learner ownership Bell, Alcan
  • Digital identity…. How many are on Facebook How many use YouTube…have uplopaded? Anyone can be a publisher
  • Organizational ITC systems: LMS, corporate eRecruitment, HR systems and Job Banks
  • Ie NOT an educational institution…community-based learning funds are flowed to this committee for projects annually Coordinated by Industry Training Partnerships, Manitoba Competitiveness Training and Trade – Sandi Howell
  • 3,000,000 citizens ePortfolio for the country Start in HS, take through life
  • Like Careers Wales Online, eFolio Minnesota Inspiration from MOSEP
  • ePortfolios for Educational Assistants

    1. 1. Employability ePortfolios with MaharaTransition to the workplace for Educational Assistants Red River College September 12, 2012Don Presant
    2. 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 http://www.recruitersnetwork.com/software/index.htm
    3. 3. EmployersHuman Capital Management
    4. 4. 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
    5. 5. One page version… http://www.jiscinfonet.ac.uk/infokits/e-portfolios
    6. 6. ePortfolios and resumes (Courtesy FuturEd)
    7. 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. 8. Applications for Adults• Pre-employment – Getting hired• Workplace development – Career advancement, performance management• Recognition of Prior Learning – Challenge for credit• Continuing Professional Development• Knowledge portfolios• Life portfolios
    9. 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 wem.mb.ca wplar.ca
    10. 10. Regional solutionsInspiration for Manitoba
    11. 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. 12. Featured elements• Portfolio building course – Video tutorials, support• Templates – Copyable pages and collections • Job Match Summary• Fictional exemplar• Extensive use of Web 2.0 – YouTube, Screenr, LinkedIn… – Embed.ly as the glue
    13. 13. Next Steps• Self Directed Essential Skills ePortfolio – Online version• Mobile ePortfolio• ePortfolio Gallery• Open Badges
    14. 14. How to enrol Career Portfolio Manitoba is a free service http://careerportfolio.mb.ca Contact Information: Phyllis Mann Program Coordinator Workplace Education Manitoba 1000 Waverley Street, Winnipeg, MB Tel: 204-272-5044 PMann@wem.mb.ca
    15. 15. Don Presant don@learningagents.ca Twitter: donpresant Skype: dpresantbit.ly/DonPresant_ePortfolio