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Career Portfolio Manitoba for ASEC


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Presented at the Spring Conference of the Adult Secondary Education Council on 4 March 2011.

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Career Portfolio Manitoba for ASEC

  1. 1. ePortfolios & Social Software for Learning International Update ASEC Spring Conference March 4, 2011
  2. 2. <ul><ul><li>E-learning resources & services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning community support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consulting </li></ul></ul>Learning Agents Accelerated learning systems
  3. 3. Recognition of Prior Learning The language of skills & knowledge <ul><li>RPL = a way to determine what a person knows and can do </li></ul><ul><li>RPL can be used for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>access to education (advanced standing) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>career planning & professional development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>access to employment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>a Portfolio is a product of RPL </li></ul><ul><li>an e Portfolio is a digital portfolio </li></ul>
  4. 4. Key elements <ul><li>Links individual’s skills/accomplishments to skills frameworks </li></ul><ul><li>A record of formal AND experiential learning </li></ul><ul><li>Claims backed by digital evidence </li></ul><ul><li>Learner ownership </li></ul><ul><li>More than a showcase </li></ul>
  5. 5. Credentials vs. ePortfolio <ul><li>Credentials </li></ul><ul><li>Reflect time spent in class </li></ul><ul><li>Questionable proficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Proxy for skills and knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Dated </li></ul><ul><li>Variable quality </li></ul><ul><li>Formal learning only </li></ul><ul><li>ePortfolio </li></ul><ul><li>Reflects time spent learning </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence-based proficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Statement of actual skills and knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>“ Living” </li></ul><ul><li>Systematic </li></ul><ul><li>All learning valued </li></ul>(Courtesy FuturEd)
  6. 6. ePortfolio: product and process <ul><li>Digital archive </li></ul><ul><li>Showcase: celebration & assessment of learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Acceptance/advanced standing, course requirement, graduation requirement </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Workplace </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hiring, HR development, professional development, project team selection </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>FuturEd 2004 </li></ul>
  7. 7. ePortfolio: product and process A system to manage informal learning <ul><li>Assessment of / for learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Showcase / Personal Learning Environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Archive / “tickle trunk” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reflection, self-assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Transferring skills, making transitions </li></ul><ul><li>Coaching, collaborative learning </li></ul><ul><li>Learning plans, Knowledge Management </li></ul><ul><li>FuturEd 2004 </li></ul>
  8. 8. MOSEP – Pedagogical concept MOSEP p 39 Assessment of learning Assessment for learning Purpose prescribed Purpose negotiated Artifacts mandated – scoring for external use Artifacts chosen – feedback to learner Organized by teacher Organized by learner Summative (past to present) Formative (present to future) Institution-centered Student-centered Requires extrinsic motivation Intrinsically motivating
  9. 9. The “ e ” factor Advantages and opportunities <ul><li>Information Management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collecting, archiving, making different versions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Measureability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Frameworks, rubrics, summative tracking </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Interoperability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication with other ICT systems via APIs, open standards </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sharing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ One to many”, digital copies, links to specific pages </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Multimedia </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Video, audio, digital images, online presentations…and scanned docs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Internet skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online research: documents, networks, Internet literacy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to add comments, edit, mentor, coach </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Personal Learning Environment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrated learning environment, professional network, digital identity </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. ePortfolio: Human Capital tool For individual & employer
  11. 11. ePortfolio examples <ul><li>Theo Ramsey – Technical sergeant > manager </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Michael Woolley – Industrial mechanic </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Michal Kopera – Engineering PhD </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Kevin Fisher – Accountant </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sarah Stewart – Nurse/educator </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ted Johnson - Senior VP/Chief Marketing Officer </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mark Farand – Executive Director </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>See more at:
  12. 12. RPL and ePortfolio around the world UK: NVQ, WBL, PDP, CPD...
  13. 13. National, regional initiatives Careers Wales Online
  14. 14. My Portfolio (Mahara) New Zealand
  15. 15. MOSEP Europe
  16. 16. United States eFolio Minnesota, Pennsylvania, “World”
  17. 17. Canada Employability Skills 2000+, Essential Skills
  18. 18. Canada - RRC/NBCC Socrates -1
  19. 19. Canada - RRC/NBCC Socrates -2
  20. 20. A plethora of ePortfolios…
  21. 21. Open Source/Web 2.0 growing…
  22. 22. Web 2.0, social software “Publish yourself”
  23. 23. LinkedIn Example
  24. 24. Learning Forum London 2010 European Institute for E-learning (EIfEL)
  25. 25. General impressions Technology <ul><li>Open Source </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mahara/Moodle/Sakai/Drupal/WordPress </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Open Standards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Leap2A, Europass, HR-XML, XCRI </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0, social software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>YouTube, Twitter, Delicious </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mashups and “combo platters” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mahoodle, Gahoodle, </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mobile applications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ALPS, others </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. General impressions Employability and workplace <ul><li>School to work </li></ul><ul><ul><li>University of Newcastle, Australia </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Accrediting workplace learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>European Initiative for the Promotion of Informal Learning (EIPIL) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Professional accreditation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Health professions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Workforce Adjustment, regional strategies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Limburg Province, The Netherlands </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Adult employability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Career Portfolio Manitoba </li></ul></ul>
  27. 27. Europe EIPIL-PAN, ALPS
  28. 28. Australia Flexible Learning Framework Gen Y vs. Gen X & Boomers
  29. 29. Career Portfolio Manitoba Essential Skills ePortfolio for Employability ePortfolio Community of Practice, Australia October 29, 2010 Don Presant Linda Maxwell
  30. 30. Career Portfolio Manitoba
  31. 31. Stakeholders:WEM & WPLAR Workplace Education Manitoba, Workplace PLAR <ul><li>Nonprofit partnerships of Government, Business and Labour </li></ul><ul><li>WEM: workplace education in Essential Skills </li></ul><ul><li>WPLAR: workplace Recognition of Prior Learning </li></ul>
  32. 32. The Essential Skills Portfolio Origins and character <ul><li>First immigrants, now “general” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Career changers (younger, older..) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reflection on life-wide learning of Essential Skills for employability </li></ul><ul><li>Build confidence, improve “skills dialogue” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make resumes & cover letters clearer, more credible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Preparation tool for interviews </li></ul></ul><ul><li>More than ES: attitudes, specialized skills </li></ul><ul><li>Product: ring binder, from electronic templates </li></ul><ul><li>18 hours class time + c. 18 hours of homework </li></ul>
  33. 33. Building the ES portfolio Extracting value from experience <ul><li>Identify life experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Reflect to draw out human capital </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ KSAs”: Knowledge, Skills, Attitudes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Write outcome statements for your KSAs </li></ul><ul><li>Group into areas of expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Put it all together in a portfolio </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Title page, table of contents, introduction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lists: skills, examples & outcomes statements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evidence-demonstrations, documentation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resumes and cover letters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Goals and plans (SMART goals) </li></ul></ul>
  34. 34. Vision for Career Portfolio Manitoba Career development for life <ul><li>All Manitobans </li></ul><ul><li>Learner owned </li></ul><ul><li>Lifelong </li></ul><ul><li>Lifewide: home, community, school, work... </li></ul><ul><li>Based on (not restricted to) Essential Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Built through partnerships of stakeholders, with WEM and WPLAR as “anchor tenants” </li></ul><ul><li>Globally aware, locally relevant </li></ul>
  35. 35. Choosing the platform The “Mahoodle” ecosystem Export artefacts (learning products) <ul><li>Blended learning </li></ul><ul><li>Synch/asynch, in class/online </li></ul><ul><li>Exposition </li></ul><ul><li>Assess for comprehension </li></ul><ul><li>Build knowledge </li></ul>Collect, Select, Reflect… Artefacts, commentary, dialogue Networks Peers, mentors Mahara tools : Blog, forum, views “ Single Sign On” USER DRIVEN INSTRUCTOR LED Other Web 2.0 tools: Human capital Employability Skills transfer KSA asset building Other artefacts Submit for recognition Links to artefacts & views; assignments, evidence for outcomes
  36. 36. Essential Skills e Portfolio Program overview <ul><li>Adapt the paper curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Leverage the “ e ” factor </li></ul><ul><li>Embed authentic ICT skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use relevant software applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use accessible multimedia hardware </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Provide ongoing learning support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gap training / PD for SMART goals using Moodle </li></ul></ul>
  37. 37. Implementation Job match summary
  38. 38. Next steps <ul><li>Pilot </li></ul><ul><li>Train the trainer </li></ul><ul><li>Iterate, adapt </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Audiences, delivery formats </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Complete the business plan </li></ul><ul><li>Build partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Grow </li></ul>
  39. 39. <ul><li>Other government departments </li></ul><ul><li>Other non-profits </li></ul><ul><li>Sector Councils </li></ul><ul><li>Individual employers </li></ul><ul><li>Educational institutions </li></ul>Potential partners
  40. 40. Community of communities “Small pieces, loosely joined” Student Records Online Credential Verification Job Boards, Recruitment Sites Personal Networks, Communities Localized Labour Market Information Employer HR Management Systems Government Information Portals Mahoodle Hub eGovernment Single Window Service Online Mentoring Services Web 2.0 YouTube LinkedIn Twitter…
  41. 41. Further reading <ul><li>MyPortfolio </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Report: </li></ul></ul><ul><li>MOSEP </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Toolbox (curr/report): </li></ul></ul><ul><li>EIfEL - </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  42. 42. <ul><li>Don Presant </li></ul>[email_address]