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  • This will be done by exploring the ways in which APL operates within HE in FE and to develop a suitable toolkit and associates processes and procedures to embed APL within a regional partnership. The project aims to investigate, implement and evaluate methods, technologies and associated interventions and policies that will assist in the embedding and widespread acceptance of APL. This will be further enhanced by supporting learners and employers in the learning journey between APL and a progression route to an HE programme. Methods of managing stakeholder expectations will also be investigated. For entry and progression to be as smooth as possible it will be necessary to develop mechanisms for blurring the institutional boundaries (as perceived by the learner).

Room4 PineAPPLe Neil Witt Hd Pineapple Project Neil Eluminate Presentatio Nv1.1 Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Pineapple Project APEL Eluminate Session 12 th November Dr Neil Witt University of Plymouth www.pineappleproject.org.uk
  • 2. The Project
    • P artnership In v e stigations into A ccredited P rior/ P revious Le arning ( PIneAPPLe )
    • The Pineapple project is funded by JISC under the Lifelong Learning and Workforce Development strand of the Institutional Innovation Programme.
    • Running from March 2009 - March 2011
    • £300,000 funding
  • 3. The Pineapple Team
    • Dr Neil Witt - Pineapple Project Director
    • Dr Anne McDermott - Pineapple Project Director
    • Dr Harriet Dismore - APEL Research Co-ordinator
    • Robert Stillwell - Technical Developer
    • Mark Stone - CETL embedding link
    • Sophie Neville - Project Assistant
  • 4. Project Aim
    • To bring clarity and apply structure to current Accredited Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) work, policies and practice carried out in the University of Plymouth Colleges faculty.  
  • 5. University of Plymouth College Faculty
    • 18 partners
    • 10,000 students
    • 460 HE programmes
  • 6. Objectives
    • review existing APEL resources and identify possible barriers and mechanisms to implement the APEL procedures
    • develop, implement and evaluate an APEL toolkit/diagnostic for HE in FE staff to explain APEL process and to record/register APEL
    • use this diagnostic to build up cases that can be referred to as and when needed
    • dissemination of the above together with appropriate support for HE in FE staff.
  • 7. Progress so far
    • Baseline report
      • National / Regional / Local levels
    • Pilot survey administered to HE in FE programme managers. The main survey is due to be sent out to all HE in FE programme managers in a few weeks.
    • Process mapping.
    • Consultation with potential users.
  • 8. Survey
    • Awareness of APEL
    • - Policy
    • - Responsibility
    • - Information available for students
    • - Cost and time
    • Support available
    • Support required
  • 9. UPC APEL Event
    • Share survey findings
    • Discuss mechanisms and barriers
    • Feedback on Additional issues
    • College specifics
    • Ways forward
  • 10. Process Mapping
  • 11. Process Mapping – Version 0
    • Surveys (pilot complete, to be distributed imminently)
    • Events with APEL stakeholders – Dec, Jan –
      • Input and feedback
    • Baseline Data
      • UPC
      • HEI(s)
      • Professional Bodies
      • Employers
  • 12. System Wireframing
  • 13. Interface Design
  • 14. System Aims Allow users (staff) to design an APEL process suitable for their situation Let the user create a student application (also add additional staff) Lead the user step by step through the process and save progress System may be used to send information to students (documents / links via email – potential for sms) Output information in standardised XML format (to be decided)
  • 15. For further information
    • Visit the website: www.pineappleproject.org.uk
    • Contact Us:
    • Dr Neil Witt:
    • [email_address]
    • Dr Harriet Dismore:
    • [email_address]
    • Robert Stillwell
    • [email_address]