Key messages around lifelong learning

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A short overview of key messages around employer engagement and the use of e-portfolios for work based learning from the JISC Lifelong elarning and work force development programme

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Key messages around lifelong learning

  1. 1. Lifelong learning and workforce development programme: Overview of findings<br />Paul Bailey, Support and Synthesis Project<br />
  2. 2. Context<br />UK needs to upgrade the skills and qualifications of its workforce<br />HE pressure to engage with employers<br />Potential financial benefits and opportunities<br />Key messages:<br />flexible and agile to respond to the needs of employers and employees, <br />enhancements to institutional processes and institutional systems, <br />“cottage industry” into a future of national coordinated provision.<br />Employer Engagement<br />
  3. 3. Three Requirements<br />Forming the relationship between employers, employees, potential students and HEIs.<br />Creating the most appropriate courses for these learners.<br />Creating the most appropriate learning opportunities for these learners<br /> “E-Portfolios are one technology that is helping institutions to meet these requirements”<br />Employer Engagement<br />
  4. 4. e-portfolios for work based learning <br />Key messages<br /><ul><li>E-portfolio based pedagogies fit well with WBL
  5. 5. Evidencing applications to courses (e.g. APL)
  6. 6. Improvements to administrative processes and work flow
  7. 7. Lifelong Learning benefits of portfolio tools
  8. 8. Role of portfolios for demonstrating professional competencies and skills</li></li></ul><li>Examples<br />Supporting placement student’s reflective practice<br />Providing a simple employer portal linked to student portfolios<br />Structured short courses units for SMEs<br />Scaffolding the recognition of prior learning<br />Overcoming access problems for external employers and employees<br />Building evidence for continuing professional development<br />
  9. 9. Further information <br />Lifelong learning and workforce development programme<br />http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/ institutionalinnovation/workforcedev.aspx<br />Support and synthesis project<br />http://inin.jisc-ssbr.net/<br />Paul Bailey <br />p.bailey@btinternet.com<br />
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