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Future Ready Symposium, JISC/PebblePad, December 2015

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The Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) requires that verified co- and extra-curricula activity by students is recorded alongside academic achievement. This presentation outlines a new portfolio-based approach to capturing, validating and publishing this data.

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Future Ready Symposium, JISC/PebblePad, December 2015

  1. 1. Portfolios and the HEAR: a technical innovation John Couperthwaite Implementation Consultant, PebblePad
  2. 2. What is the HEAR ? The HEAR (Higher Education Achievement Report) is an electronic document, prepared, validated and signed off by a higher education institution, which provides a record of a student’s achievement during their time in higher education.
  3. 3. • as a basis for reviewing progress and planning future activities, whether individually or with support from a tutor; • to support student engagement in opportunities beyond the curriculum; • as an aide memoire for students in making applications which may be needed before the final award is made, e.g. for sandwich placements and internships; permanent employment; further study or training opportunities; • by employers and tutors to verify statements made by the student (subject to the appropriate permissions). Some uses of the HEAR The Higher Education Academy, http://www.hear.ac.uk/about
  4. 4. EMPLOYER EMPLOYER EMPLOYER POTENTIAL EMPLOYERS TEMP SUMMER JOBS, VOLUNTARY BODIES, CHARITIES POTENTIAL EMPLOYERS CAREER VOLUNTEERING -own arrangement CHAIR OF SOCIETY SUMMER JOB - Own arrangement ELECTED TO STUDENT UNION OFFICIAL SUMMER WORK PLACEMENT UNIVERSITY-APPROVED VOLUNTEERING EXTRA LANGUAGE CLASSES EXAMS GROUP PROJECT ACADEMIC PRIZE FIELD TRIP DISSERTATION EXAMS NEW STUDENT STUDENT’S ACADEMIC PROGRESS YEAR 1 YEAR 2 YEAR 3 END OF YEAR 3 ONLINE RECRUITMENT SITE ONLINE RECRUITMENT SITE GRADUATION ! The Challenge External verifier External verifier External verifier STUDENT’S EMPLOYMENT AND OTHER ACTIVITIES POTENTIAL EMPLOYERS SUMMER PLACEMENT
  5. 5. Project Overview The University of Liverpool plan to introduce the HEAR to all undergraduate students in 2015/16. Project led by Trish Lunt and Anne Qualter. PebblePad objectives: 1. Enable students to be able to reflect on University verified activities (UVA’s); 2. Enable students to create their own activities; - reviewed by Academic Advisors; - verified by External assessors, if required
  6. 6. University Of Liverpool Student Academic Advisor External Verifier UVA + SIS / HEAR PEBBLEPAD UVA + UVA Activity ACTIVIT Y Activity Check + reflection + reflection + reflection Verify VerifyVerify Check VerifyVerify The Solution
  7. 7. PebblePad Pebble+ ATLAS assessment system (the institutional space) The personal learning and assessment system personal learning space personal tutoring /mentoring (guided development space) Flourish How PebblePad works
  8. 8. How Flourish works
  9. 9. The MyLiverpool Solution - the student timeline
  10. 10. The MyLiverpool Solution - creating an activity description
  11. 11. The MyLiverpool Solution - adding an external verifier (if required)
  12. 12. The MyLiverpool Solution - reviewing and adding a reflection
  13. 13. The MyLiverpool Solution - structured workflow for checking and verification
  14. 14. EMPLOYER EMPLOYER EMPLOYER POTENTIAL EMPLOYERS TEMP SUMMER JOBS, VOLUNTARY BODIES, CHARITIES POTENTIAL EMPLOYERS CAREER VOLUNTEERING -own arrangement CHAIR OF SOCIETY SUMMER JOB - Own arrangement ELECTED TO STUDENT UNION OFFICIAL SUMMER WORK PLACEMENT UNIVERSITY-APPROVED VOLUNTEERING EXTRA LANGUAGE CLASSES EXAMS GROUP PROJECT ACADEMIC PRIZE FIELD TRIP DISSERTATION EXAMS NEW STUDENT STUDENT’S ACADEMIC PROGRESS YEAR 1 YEAR 2 YEAR 3 END OF YEAR 3 GRADUATION ! The MyLiverpool Solution External verifier External verifier External verifier STUDENT’S EMPLOYMENT AND OTHER ACTIVITIES POTENTIAL EMPLOYERS SUMMER PLACEMENT
  15. 15. Some useful resources - Introducing the HEAR - HEAR case studies - Engaging employers with the HEAR

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