Leap2A for e-portfolio portability

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presentation at the e-portfolio Scotland 2010 conference, QMU, 2010-09-10

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Leap2A for e-portfolio portability

  1. 1. Diverse practice, shared representation: Leap2A for e-portfolio portability Simon Grant JISC CETIS
  2. 2. Tools?
  3. 3. Practices?
  4. 4. Information?
  5. 5. Previous practice … … current practice … … future practice
  6. 6. <ul><li>maximise the range of learner-owned information
  7. 7. from any past or present portfolio practice
  8. 8. available to other present or future portfolio practices
  9. 9. involving any suitable tools </li></ul>
  10. 10. conceive of the information in common terms transfer it using a common representation
  11. 11. Back to the idea of maximising … How did we attempt this for Leap2A?
  12. 12. Leap2A methodology <ul><li>direct involvement of practice-informed portfolio systems developers
  13. 13. keeping things as simple as is reasonable, while not losing useful detail
  14. 14. bringing out and explicitly representing the different assumptions of different systems
  15. 15. accepting that 100% reuse is by nature not often possible </li></ul>
  16. 16. Leap2A specification <ul><li>Think of a portfolio as a blog collection: items </li><ul><li>say one thing or
  17. 17. describe one thing
  18. 18. may be linked to attached files as &quot;resources&quot; </li></ul><li>Leap2A allows us to </li><ul><li>say what kind of thing each item is
  19. 19. say how items are related
  20. 20. categorise them further </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Leap2A types of item <ul><li>entry </li><ul><li>ability
  22. 22. achievement
  23. 23. activity
  24. 24. affiliation
  25. 25. meeting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>organization
  26. 26. person
  27. 27. plan
  28. 28. publication
  29. 29. resource
  30. 30. selection </li></ul></ul>
  31. 31. Leap2A relationships <ul><li>Reflection e.g. entries reflecting on activities
  32. 32. Whole-part e.g. shorter activities within longer programmes
  33. 33. Support e.g. organization supporting activity
  34. 34. Evidence e.g. a resource evidencing an ability
  35. 35. Agenda, outcomes, attendance e.g. for meetings
  36. 36. Threads of conversation for entries and comments (already in Atom) </li></ul>
  37. 37. Leap2A categories <ul><li>e.g. </li><ul><li>SWOT
  38. 38. learning cycle (cf Kolb)
  39. 39. life area
  40. 40. user-defined tags </li></ul></ul>
  41. 41. Leap2A lives at http://www.leapspecs.org/2A/ Thanks for your attention! Any questions?

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