Credits for Learning with Open CourseWare – Introducing a Learning Passport

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The presentation created by Anne-Christin Tannhauser and Anthony F. Camilleri presents a number of scenarios for the unbundling of learning, together with proposals on how to improve the recognition and transfer of credit achieved through open learning.

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Credits for Learning with Open CourseWare – Introducing a Learning Passport

  1. 1. www.vmpass.eu 1 | RecognisingOpen Learning AnthonyF. Camilleri Anne-ChristinTannhauser
  2. 2. www.vmpass.eu 2 | UnbundledLearning and existingcases of open learningrecognition
  3. 3. www.vmpass.eu 3 | #VMPass @anthonyfc • Anthony F. Camilleri • @actwww • Anne-Christin Tannhäuser
  4. 4. www.vmpass.eu 4 | Working model Learners Resources Assessment Recognition
  5. 5. www.vmpass.eu 5 | Learners Resources Assessment Recognition Brick-and-mortar higher education Open Learning: Process of “Unbundling”
  6. 6. www.vmpass.eu 6 | Learners Resources Assessment Recognition ToEFL Model diversediverse
  7. 7. www.vmpass.eu 7 | Learners Resources Assessment Recognition Validation of prior learning diversediverse 1 Excelsior College, NY State (Private university) Challenge Exams Excelsior Credits
  8. 8. www.vmpass.eu 8 | Learners Resources Assessment Recognition Vendor specificrecognition Professionals 2
  9. 9. www.vmpass.eu 9 | Learners Resources Assessment Recognition Vendor specificrecognition Professionals 2 • OpenSource database MongoDB • Opening up material of local f2f courses
  10. 10. www.vmpass.eu 10 | Learners Resources Assessment Recognition Vendor specificrecognition Professionals 2 Pearson VUE Testcenter
  11. 11. www.vmpass.eu 11 | University consortium Learners Resources Assessment Recognition 3 (zukünftige) Studenten No profit consortium of HEIs Pool of OER 26 partners around the globe
  12. 12. www.vmpass.eu 12 | University consortium Learners Resources Assessment Recognition 3 Partnership agreeing to recognized OER based learning Different arrangements for assessment (zukünftige) Studenten
  13. 13. www.vmpass.eu 13 |
  14. 14. www.vmpass.eu 14 | Manylearners wishto have formal,transferable recognition of theirknowledge & skills!
  15. 15. www.vmpass.eu 15 | Manylearners wishto have formal,transferable recognition of theirknowledge & skills! Challenges: • non-traditionalproviders are not includedwithincurrent trust-networks • thereis no officialrecognition pathwayfor many open learningexperiences
  16. 16. www.vmpass.eu 16 | Manylearners wishto have formal,transferable recognition of theirknowledge & skills! Potential • Recognitionwould – create a link between traditional and open&flexible learning – Create trust in OER, MOOCs, OCW, VirtualMobility • Assessment and recognitionmight become a business model for OER,MOOCs, OCW…
  17. 17. www.vmpass.eu 17 | Difficultiesin Recognition • Thevm/ocwcourseis notdescribed in terms ofexisting recognition instruments,suchasECTS • The ECTS is not recognised due to lack oftrustin the teaching/learningmethodologies used in course delivery • ECTS is not recognised due to difficulties in integratingthe content between several courses offered by different institutions.
  18. 18. www.vmpass.eu 18 | Barriersto Recognition • Lack of knowledgeabout VM/OCW providers and courses • Lack of transparency regarding institutionalprocedures, pedagogy and assessment • Lack of trust in institutionalquality systems
  19. 19. www.vmpass.eu 19 | A possible solution • Concept of a “learning passport” • A flexiblerecordof a flexiblelearningpathway
  20. 20. www.vmpass.eu 20 | The Learning Passport Enablingtransparency and portability of open learning experienecs
  21. 21. www.vmpass.eu 21 | Tool to aidrecognitionof open learning GOAL • Foruseby staff within HEIs • Create Transparency • Create Trust • Aid portability • Based on existing tools and practices (ECTS, Diploma Supplement) • A moreefficient alternative to RPL
  22. 22. www.vmpass.eu 22 | Information from OER provider (HEI) Information from learner Information from assessing/certifying institution
  23. 23. www.vmpass.eu 23 | • Quality Procedures Applied • Estimated Hours of Workload • Learning Outcomes described (Knowledge, Skills, Competences) • Learning activities required by the learner • Certification options offered Information from OER provider (HEI) describes the credit
  24. 24. www.vmpass.eu 24 | • General personal information • Period in which study occurred • Information about the learning activities + evidence source (e.g. PORTFOLIO) Information from the learner describes the learning experience
  25. 25. www.vmpass.eu 25 | • Assessment Components (form) • Which LO were verified? • Quality Control Procedures for Assessment • Equivalence of certification within institution • Position of certification within qualification framework • Grading scheme (pass/fail, numerical) Information from assessing/certifying institution describes the assessment and certification
  26. 26. www.vmpass.eu 28 | The VM-Pass initiative in a nutshell
  27. 27. www.vmpass.eu 29 | Our Goal Increase inter-institutionalrecognitionof virtual-mobility andOpen Educationbased (OER/OCW)courses Give non-formallearning achievementsmeaning within the formal education system Easier access to formal highereducation through recognitionof allvalid forms of learning
  28. 28. www.vmpass.eu 30 | Learning passport
  29. 29. www.vmpass.eu 31 | Learning passport Test & Improvethe model with VM-Pass partners Arerecognition offices enabled to recognize openlearning? University of Leicester International University of La Rioja Vytautas Magnus University Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Katholieke Universiteit Leuven European Distance and E-Learning Network (EDEN) European Federation for Quality in E- Learning (EFQUEL) MENON Network (European Economic Interest Group)
  30. 30. www.vmpass.eu 32 | Learning passport Web Tool “ClearingHouse” • allow institutions to share the information gathered amongst each other • Aim: European Recognition Database for VirtualMobility
  31. 31. www.vmpass.eu 33 | Potential problems with a learningpassport • Requires information fromseveraldifferent actors, institutional and individual • Validationof PriorLearning is labourintensive (and expensive), even under idealconditions • Differentinstitutions use different validation procedures,making harmonisation of qualifications difficult
  32. 32. www.vmpass.eu 34 | Validating the passport • Proposal for a collaborative clearinghouseof recognition data for VM-based education • Clearinghouse populated withcompleted learning passports • Eachpassport validated by a recognitionoffice,and results of that validationshared withthe rest of the recognitioncommunity
  33. 33. www.vmpass.eu 35 | OperationalSchematicof Clearinghouse
  34. 34. www.vmpass.eu 36 | Learning passport Web Tool “ClearingHouse” Partner Up! LivingLab
  35. 35. www.vmpass.eu 37 | Learning passport Web Tool “ClearingHouse” Partner Up! LivingLab Open Courses Provider • OCW, MOOCs, Virtual Mobility • List your offering in Learning Passport format • Map against European recognition instruments.
  36. 36. www.vmpass.eu 38 | Learning passport Web Tool “ClearingHouse” Partner Up! LivingLab Forward thinking university • Willing to offer more pathways to students • Possibly procedures for prior learning recognition in place • Possibly own OCW, MOOCs, Virtual Mobility
  37. 37. www.vmpass.eu 40 | Learning passport Web Tool “ClearingHouse” Partner Up! LivingLab +++ Support Service& Help Desk +++
  38. 38. www.vmpass.eu 41 | A lving lab • Bringtogether a coalition of institutionswho are willing to test these ideas • Test the passport • Develop, Test and Pilot the Clearinghousein a livesetting • Recruita growing networkof institutions
  39. 39. www.vmpass.eu 42 | A Living Lab • Co-creation, readiness to exploration & experimentation, • Evaluation Quality checking & improving cycles Changesto the clearinghousefunctionality & its components
  40. 40. www.vmpass.eu 43 | A Living Lab Members shape the process and result! Quality checking & improving cycles Changesto the clearinghousefunctionality & its components
  41. 41. www.vmpass.eu 44 | Why Join? For Course Providers • Extra visibility for your courses • Gain data about the perception and recognition-value of your open- learning certification schemes • Receivefeedback onyour open teaching and learning • Enhancethe value of your open- qualifications For Recognising Institions • Enable andfacilitate the recognition of open learning • Increase attractiveness of your institution to(potential or current) students • Gain valuable experiencein recognition of openlearning
  42. 42. www.vmpass.eu 45 | Let’s hear your voice – Discussion Groups
  43. 43. www.vmpass.eu 46 | • Is creditawarded forlearningoutcomes recognized through OCW in your owninstitutions?How/Whynot? • Whichquality procedures enhancetrust in certifications linkedto OCW? – What quality mechanisms for OER, OCW, MOOCs, Virtual Mobility • areyou aware of • do you use/are in place in your organisation? • What are feasible options for assessment and certificationof learningoutcomes achieved withOCW? http://tinyurl.com/vmpass-eif
  44. 44. www.vmpass.eu 47 | We hope to: • Create new flexible learning pathwaysfor studentsinside Higher Education • Allow institutionsto increase the scope of their offer, by integratingteaching/learningdone at other institutionsinto their curricula • Improve resource-efficiency withinHEIs • Lead to anincrease in the use andimpact of Open Educational Resources (OER)
  45. 45. www.vmpass.eu 48 | Join Our Living Lab Contact: info@vmpass.eu vmpass.eu Presentation from:www.slideshare.net/anthonycamilleri Released under a Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0 Belgium License You are free: • to Share — to copy, distribute and transmit the work • to Remix — to adapt the work Under the following conditions: Attribution — You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work). Share Alike — If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under the same or similar license to this one.

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