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ACE ePortfolios!
With Liz Grigg and Lynne Gibb
Adult Community Education is ACE!
• 1,000 ACE organisations in Australia
- only 730 McDonalds restaurants
• Over 200 ACE o...
Coonara Community House
• Located in the City of Knox – outer eastern
suburbs of Melbourne – 154,000 people
• 50,000 hours...
Who is using an ePortfolio?
• With students?
• Personally?
ePortfolios is ACE
• Google Sites
• Mahara
• Wikispaces
Google Sites e-Portfolio
Navigation
Pane
Portfolio Page
Text area
Comments Section
Comments
Review
• Not designed as an ePortfolio tool, but could
work as one.
• Customisable – presentation and design
• Security qu...
Home Page
Navigation
pane
Portfolio page
Review
• Not designed as an ePortfolio tool, but could
work as one.
• Customisable – presentation and design
• Security av...
This is my Mahara
My
Profile
My
friends
on
Mahara
My Skills
Relevant
photos
Groups I
belong to
in Mahara
Different Views for different things
Resume view
For RPL – screen display
This screen grab shows the total
look of the screen.
In this example, each column
refers to a dif...
RPL – for Course (several units)
RPL - Unit detail
Space for tutor
feedback
Name is link
to document
Description of
artefact – I used key
words and the
ele...
Assessor feedback
Review
• Is designed as an ePortfolio tool
• Not Customisable –design, but layout is for
each view
• Security – yes
• You ...
Comparison
User friendly Cost Flexibiity Security Portability
Google Sites

Free
And Freely
available

Customisation?
 ...
Why Mahara for trial?
• Heard about Mahara at EPF conference 2 in
Brisbane
• Offered free hosting on VETSA server
Coonara’s Mahara trial
• Pre-training interviews conducted includes ICT
skill evaluation
• RPL students with ICT skills of...
How did we do it?
• Developed a RPL website to assist all students
• Students participated in 4 x 2 hour weekly
training s...
Conclusion
• Explain RPL at start
• 4 x 2 hour session of RPL training supports
students – but is it cost effective?
• Lev...
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  1. 1. ACE ePortfolios! With Liz Grigg and Lynne Gibb
  2. 2. Adult Community Education is ACE! • 1,000 ACE organisations in Australia - only 730 McDonalds restaurants • Over 200 ACE organisations in Victoria • Many ACE organisations are RTOs
  3. 3. Coonara Community House • Located in the City of Knox – outer eastern suburbs of Melbourne – 154,000 people • 50,000 hours of accredited training each year • 18,000 hours of Children’s Services • 90% of our Diploma of Children’s Services students are working in the industry. • Coonara has been involved in flexible delivery for 6 years
  4. 4. Who is using an ePortfolio? • With students? • Personally?
  5. 5. ePortfolios is ACE • Google Sites • Mahara • Wikispaces
  6. 6. Google Sites e-Portfolio Navigation Pane
  7. 7. Portfolio Page Text area
  8. 8. Comments Section Comments
  9. 9. Review • Not designed as an ePortfolio tool, but could work as one. • Customisable – presentation and design • Security questionable • All pages available to viewer of site • Not Portable • Support available on line.
  10. 10. Home Page Navigation pane
  11. 11. Portfolio page
  12. 12. Review • Not designed as an ePortfolio tool, but could work as one. • Customisable – presentation and design • Security available with a paid for version • Can lock pages from viewer of site • Portable to another wikispace not to another program that we are aware of. • Lots of support available on line.
  13. 13. This is my Mahara My Profile My friends on Mahara My Skills Relevant photos Groups I belong to in Mahara
  14. 14. Different Views for different things
  15. 15. Resume view
  16. 16. For RPL – screen display This screen grab shows the total look of the screen. In this example, each column refers to a different unit being RPL’d. You can click on a unit heading to provide more detail.
  17. 17. RPL – for Course (several units)
  18. 18. RPL - Unit detail Space for tutor feedback Name is link to document Description of artefact – I used key words and the element numbers Date artefact loaded to Mahara
  19. 19. Assessor feedback
  20. 20. Review • Is designed as an ePortfolio tool • Not Customisable –design, but layout is for each view • Security – yes • You select blocks and documents for each view • Portable to some other systems. • Support available on line.
  21. 21. Comparison User friendly Cost Flexibiity Security Portability Google Sites  Free And Freely available  Customisation?   Mahara For those with ICT skills Free product Customisation?   Wikis  Free product (has adds)  If pay Free – no privacy Pay = privacy  If pay
  22. 22. Why Mahara for trial? • Heard about Mahara at EPF conference 2 in Brisbane • Offered free hosting on VETSA server
  23. 23. Coonara’s Mahara trial • Pre-training interviews conducted includes ICT skill evaluation • RPL students with ICT skills offered to partake in trial • 6 out of 16 students elected to participate in Mahara trial • 10 students elected to complete RPL by paper based method
  24. 24. How did we do it? • Developed a RPL website to assist all students • Students participated in 4 x 2 hour weekly training sessions on Mahara prior to Diploma course commencement • 2 trainers conducted Mahara sessions – industry trainer, and ICT/Mahara trainer • During Mahara training introduced to RPL website for supporting information and documentation
  25. 25. Conclusion • Explain RPL at start • 4 x 2 hour session of RPL training supports students – but is it cost effective? • Level of ICT skills varies greatly regardless of course of study • Intimidation by ICT very real • Our aim is to integrate ePortfolios into Coonara across accredited delivery
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