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  • We’re moving onto the Internet...
  • 17 page reports300+, more comingIn 1994, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada launched a national research study, the Essential Skills Research Project (ESRP), to examine how the essential skills were used in various jobs. More than 3,000 interviews have now been conducted across Canada with people working in some 180 occupations.The ESRP initially focused on occupations requiring a secondary school diploma or less and on-the-job training.
  • Step 1: Identify life experiences and identify examples of essential skills that you have Include:Volunteer experiencesHobbiesSchoolWorkStep 2: Reflect – Identify knowledge, skills and attitudesWhat do I know, what can I do, what attitudes are needed? Step 3: Writing outcomes: Clear, correct and concise  Complete writing outcomes, using action words Step 4: Group into areas of expertise SMART goals Create functional lists of essential skillsCreate functional lists for areas of expertiseCreate SMART goalsSpecificMeasurableAttainableRealisticTimely Step 5: Put it all together in the portfolioIntroductionTitle PageTable of ContentsPersonal Statement or Introduction Essential Skills ListsAreas of Expertise: Knowledge, Skills and AttitudesWriting OutcomesFunctional ListsResumesCover lettersDemonstrations, certificates, transcriptsGoals/Plans
  • ePoprtfolio as PLE, learning tool, performance management tool, showcase
  • e.g. Inspiration from MOSEP
  • Mahara as “thin” scaffolding for a broader eportfolio ecosystemCurrently experimenting with RSS in/outRecently added Google Apps...not sure all implicationsFuture: Moodle 2.0 and Mahara...dynamic, web service based
  • Recently themedLogged out contentLogged in: enter course (Group)Course layout: -Orientation/5 steps-Content types: presentation, survey/quiz, (building) task, optional enhancementDemonstrating capabilities as part of course:-Views, navigation blocks, images-Embeds: YouTube, Screenr, SlidecastConnections to Moodle: survey, quiz, glossary, Exemplar portfolio: RommuelParagasVM Immigrant – young male (life story). Many skills, but lacks qualificationsProfile Page: Professional PageDrafts and documentationMultimediaHelp-under construction-moving away from Mahara Users book
  • “We may not be smart, but we’re learning!”
  • CareerPortfolioManitoba_WORC_20110414

    1. 1. Career Portfolio ManitobaEssential Skills ePortfolio for Employability<br />Don Presant<br />Linda Maxwell<br />Winnipeg Organization of Recruitment Coordinators (WORC)<br />April 14, 2011<br />
    2. 2. Why ePortfolio for employability?An increasingly digital life...<br />Google & the Internet<br />Web 2.0 & social software<br />Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn...<br />Job boards & electronic recruitment<br />Monster, Workopolis, Job Bank<br />Digital identity<br />Authentic evidence<br />
    3. 3. Human Capital Technology<br />eSourcing/eRecruitment tools<br />Résumé Importing/Exporting/Searching<br />Assessments & Applicant Screening<br />Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS)<br />Onboarding (orientation) tools<br />Performance/Talent Management Systems<br />Human Resource Management Systems (HRMS/HRIS)<br />Adapted from<br />
    4. 4. Human Capital Management A competitive marketplace<br />
    5. 5. Mining the Internet<br />Arbita01 p2<br />
    6. 6. Facebookand BranchOut...<br />
    7. 7. Career Portfolio ManitobaCurrent stakeholders: WEM & WPLAR<br />Nonprofit partnerships of Government, Business and Labour<br />WEM: workplace education in Essential Skills<br />WPLAR: workplace Recognition of Prior Learning<br /><br /><br />
    8. 8. Canada’s Essential SkillsContextualized by workplace occupation…<br />Reading text<br />Document use<br />Writing<br />Numeracy<br />Computer skills<br />Oral communication<br />Thinking skills<br />Problem Solving, Decision Making, Critical Thinking, Job Task Planning and Organizing, Significant Use of Memory, Finding Information<br />Working with others<br />Continuous learning<br />
    9. 9. The Essential Skills Portfolio Origins and character<br />First immigrants, now “general”<br />Career changers (younger, older..)<br />Reflection on life-wide learning of Essential Skills for employability<br />Build confidence, improve “skills dialogue”<br />Make resumes & cover letters clearer, more credible<br />Preparation tool for interviews<br />More than ES: attitudes, specialized skills<br />Product: ring binder, from electronic templates<br />18 hours class time + c. 18 hours of homework<br />
    10. 10. Building the ES portfolio Extracting value from experience<br />Identify life experiences <br />Reflect to draw out human capital<br /><ul><li>“KSAs”: Knowledge, Skills, Attitudes</li></ul>Write outcome statements for your KSAs<br />Group into areas of expertise<br />Put it all together in a portfolio<br /><ul><li>Title page, table of contents, introduction
    11. 11. Lists: skills, examples & outcomes statements
    12. 12. Evidence-demonstrations, documentation
    13. 13. Resumes and cover letters
    14. 14. Goals and plans (SMART goals)</li></li></ul><li>Building your portfolio- one step at a time<br />
    15. 15. The “e” factorAdvantages and opportunities<br />Information Management<br />Collecting, archiving, making different versions<br />Measureability<br />Frameworks, rubrics, summative tracking<br />Interoperability<br />Communication with other ICT systems via APIs, open standards<br />Sharing<br />“One to many”, digital copies, links to specific pages<br />Multimedia<br />Video, audio, digital images, online presentations…and scanned docs<br />Internet skills<br />Online research: documents, networks, Internet literacy<br />Collaboration<br />Easy to add comments, edit, mentor, coach<br />Personal Learning Environment<br />Integrated learning environment, professional network, digital identity<br />
    16. 16. ePortfolios and resumes<br />(Courtesy FuturEd)<br />
    17. 17. ePortfolio: Human Capital tool For individual & employer <br /><br />
    18. 18. Vision for Career Portfolio ManitobaCareer development for life<br />All Manitobans<br />Learner owned<br />Lifelong<br />Lifewide: home, community, school, work...<br />Based on (not restricted to) Essential Skills<br />Built through partnerships of stakeholders, with WEM and WPLAR as “anchor tenants”<br />Globally aware, locally relevant<br />
    19. 19. Choosing the platformThe “Mahoodle” ecosystem<br />INSTRUCTOR LED<br />Archiving<br />Other artefacts<br />Presenting<br />USER DRIVEN<br />Mahara tools:<br />Blog, forum, views<br />Collect, Select, Reflect…<br />Artefacts, commentary, dialogue<br />Human capital <br />development<br />Employability<br />Skills transfer<br />KSA asset building<br />Lifelong learning<br />Networks<br />Peers, mentors<br />Other Web 2.0 tools:<br />
    20. 20. Essential Skills ePortfolioProgram overview<br />Adapt the paper curriculum<br />Leverage the “e” factor<br />Embed authentic ICT skills<br />Useful software applications<br />Accessible multimedia hardware<br />Provide ongoing support<br />
    21. 21. ImplementationOnline tour<br />
    22. 22. ImplementationJob match summary<br />
    23. 23. Early steps<br />Pilot<br />Learners<br />“Train the trainer”<br />Rework curriculum<br />
    24. 24. Current stateLessons learned and learning<br />Shorten curriculum, customize delivery<br />Full vs. accelerated versions<br />Improve worksheet method<br />Triage learners<br />Computer skills gap training<br />Add more exemplars<br />Caucasian, Aboriginal...<br />Document more fully<br />Manual, more/updated videos<br />
    25. 25. Next steps<br />Explore more ways to extend Mahara <br />Framework for Moodle 2.0, LinkedIn, GoogleApps<br />But keep it accessible...<br />Polish the business plan<br />Scope provincewide user support needs – other data?<br />Build partnerships<br />
    26. 26. Other non-profits<br />Sector Councils <br />Post secondary institutions<br />Provincial government departments<br />Federal departments/agencies<br />Individual employers<br />Potential partners<br />
    27. 27. Community of communities“Small pieces, loosely joined”<br />Government<br />Information<br />Portals<br />Student<br />Records<br />Employer HR<br />Management<br />Systems<br />eGovernment<br />Single Window<br />Service<br />Online<br />Credential<br />Verification<br />Mahoodle<br />Hub<br />Localized<br />Labour Market<br />Information<br />Online<br />Mentoring<br />Services<br />Job Boards, <br />Recruitment<br />Sites<br />Web 2.0<br />YouTube<br />LinkedIn<br />Twitter…<br />Personal<br />Networks,<br />Communities<br />
    28. 28. Further reading<br />Presentations about Career Portfolio Manitoba<br /><br />MyPortfolio<br />Report:<br />MOSEP<br />Toolbox (curr/report):<br />EIfEL -<br />ePortfolio Community of Practice (AUS)<br /><br />
    29. 29. Career Portfolio Manitoba<br />Career Portfolio Manitoba<br /><br /><br />Workplace Education Manitoba<br /><br />WPLAR<br /><br />Contact emails:<br />Linda Maxwell, Keystone Adult Education Services Inc.<br /><br />Phyllis Mann, Workplace Education Manitoba<br /><br />
    30. 30. Don Presant<br />