ePortfolio 21st Century Learning and    Demonstration Toolfor Professional Immigrants       March 19, 2013
Why an ePortfolio?
Purpose: Summative or Formative?Shop window or factory?     http://www.jiscinfonet.ac.uk/infokits/e-portfolios
Multimodal, recursivehttp://www.slideshare.net/4nitsirk/mahara-open-source-eportfolio-application
ePortfolio: product and process• Digital archive• Showcase: celebration & assessment of learning     – Education        • ...
ePortfolio: product and process• Assessment for learning (e.g. CLPA)• Reflection, self-assessment• Transferring skills, ma...
Credentials vs. ePortfolioCredentials                  ePortfolio• Reflect time spent in      • Reflects time spent learni...
Benefits of “e”• Information Management capabilities   – Collecting, archiving, sharing, making different versions   – Mul...
Key elements• Links individual’s skills/accomplishments to  skills frameworks• A record of formal AND experiential learnin...
Personal Planning and LearningOnline Locker, Interactive Workbook• Online archive   – Personal & downloaded documents, lin...
Learning ExampleEnglish as an Additional Language• Products of language courses  – Portfolio Based Language Assessment    ...
Employment & related purposesDemonstrate, assess & improve Human Capital• Qualification Recognition   – Initial, formative...
Lifelong, lifewideBefore AND after getting the job• Pre-employment  – Becoming employable, getting hired• Workplace develo...
An Essential SkillsePortfolio using Mahara
Workplace Education Manitoba& WPLAR• Nonprofit partnerships of Government,  Business and Labour• WEM: workplace education ...
Essential Skills ePortfolioProgram overview• For Adults in Transition• Leverage the “e” factor• Accessible and authentic I...
Professional ImmigrantsSucceed with excellent Essential Skills•   Reading Text•   Document Use•   Numeracy•   Writing•   O...
Vision for Career Portfolio ManitobaLifelong career development• All Manitobans• Learner owned• Personal and public purpos...
Career Portfolio ManitobaDemonstration• Portfolio building course  – Video tutorials, support• Templates  – Pages (soon co...
Conclusion
Benefits for ImmigrantsPersonal Learning Environment• Self-assessment, filling gaps, practising,  building confidence• Dev...
Develop your own ePortfolioTake the online course• Initial focus: MLPIMG   – Formative (workbook):      • Online checklist...
careerportfolio.mb.ca      don@learningagents.ca        Twitter: @donpresant(SIMILAR) PRESENTATION SUPPORT PAGE           ...
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Exploring eportfolio as both a formative and a summative learning tool for requalification in Canada.

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  • ePortfolio can be a PLE for Essential Skills, ACROSS THE BOARD, but especially for these highlighted skillsThinking Skills:How do I get a job, Cdn work experience?Should I change occupations?How do I organize my job-hunting activities?What have I done in my life and what does it mean?What is the labour market information, who are the employers, where are the jobs?
  • Frame of Reference: Matt Elliot and Jennifer TurnsSimple tasks to begin: enter profile information, annotate artefactPrompts for reflection, structured reflection
  • ePortfolio for Immigrants - International Medical Graduate version

    1. 1. ePortfolio 21st Century Learning and Demonstration Toolfor Professional Immigrants March 19, 2013
    2. 2. Why an ePortfolio?
    3. 3. Purpose: Summative or Formative?Shop window or factory? http://www.jiscinfonet.ac.uk/infokits/e-portfolios
    4. 4. Multimodal, recursivehttp://www.slideshare.net/4nitsirk/mahara-open-source-eportfolio-application
    5. 5. ePortfolio: product and process• Digital archive• Showcase: celebration & assessment of learning – Education • Acceptance/advanced standing, course requirement, graduation requirement – Workplace • Hiring, HR development, professional development, project team selectionFuturEd 2004
    6. 6. ePortfolio: product and process• Assessment for learning (e.g. CLPA)• Reflection, self-assessment• Transferring skills, making transtions• Coaching, collaborative learning• Learning plans• Knowledge Management
    7. 7. Credentials vs. ePortfolioCredentials ePortfolio• Reflect time spent in • Reflects time spent learning class • Evidence-based proficiency• Questionable proficiency • Statement of actual skills and• Proxy for skills and knowledge knowledge • “Living”• Dated • Systematic• Variable quality • All learning valued• Formal learning only(Courtesy FuturEd)
    8. 8. Benefits of “e”• Information Management capabilities – Collecting, archiving, sharing, making different versions – Multimedia evidence• Digital technology, Internet literacy• Learning and collaboration integration – Online research: documents, networks – Easy to add comments, edit, mentor, coach• Digital Identity – Professional Profile, Personal network• Measurement, alignment – Link to frameworks, rubrics, track learning over time• Systems integration and interoperability – Moodle and other LMS, HRIS systems
    9. 9. Key elements• Links individual’s skills/accomplishments to skills frameworks• A record of formal AND experiential learning• Claims backed by digital evidence• Learner ownership• More than a showcase
    10. 10. Personal Planning and LearningOnline Locker, Interactive Workbook• Online archive – Personal & downloaded documents, links• Resources for self-directed learning – Webinars, videos, self-assessment surveys• Learning plans and tracking tools – Set goals and track progress to them (Learning Plans) – Keep records of learning activities over time (CPD)• Personal journal – Reflect on goals and alternative futures – Keep ad hoc “notes to self”, prepare agendas, etc.• Ongoing Personal Learning Environment (PLE) – “Continuous Learning Environment”
    11. 11. Learning ExampleEnglish as an Additional Language• Products of language courses – Portfolio Based Language Assessment • Authentic artefacts of speaking, listening, reading and writing • Formative/summative – Snapshots of progress – Holistic employability • (e.g. demonstrate communication & technical skills)
    12. 12. Employment & related purposesDemonstrate, assess & improve Human Capital• Qualification Recognition – Initial, formative, summative assessment• Academic recognition – PLAR/RPL for courses and programs• Career Development – Gap analysis, exploration of alternatives, building pathways• Employment (Web CV) – Hiring, career advancement, team building tool for employers• Continuing Professional Development (CPD) – Tracking ongoing learning activities and reflection on practice – Recertification
    13. 13. Lifelong, lifewideBefore AND after getting the job• Pre-employment – Becoming employable, getting hired• Workplace development – Skills development, performance management, career advancement• Recognition of Prior Learning – Challenge for credit• Continuing Professional Development – Regulated occupations• Knowledge portfolios• Life portfolios
    14. 14. An Essential SkillsePortfolio using Mahara
    15. 15. Workplace Education Manitoba& WPLAR• Nonprofit partnerships of Government, Business and Labour• WEM: workplace education in Essential Skills• WPLAR: workplace Recognition of Prior Learning wem.mb.ca wplar.ca
    16. 16. Essential Skills ePortfolioProgram overview• For Adults in Transition• Leverage the “e” factor• Accessible and authentic ICT – Free software – Accessible multimedia hardware• Provide ongoing learning support – Gap training / PD for SMART goals using Moodle
    17. 17. Professional ImmigrantsSucceed with excellent Essential Skills• Reading Text• Document Use• Numeracy• Writing• Oral Communication• Working with Others• Continuous Learning• Thinking Skills – Problem Solving, Decision Making, Job Task Planning and Organizing, Significant Use of Memory, Finding Information• Digital technology
    18. 18. Vision for Career Portfolio ManitobaLifelong career development• All Manitobans• Learner owned• Personal and public purposes• Lifewide: home, community, school, work...• Based on (not restricted to) Essential Skills• Built through partnerships of stakeholders, with WEM and WPLAR as “anchor tenants”• Globally aware, locally relevant
    19. 19. Career Portfolio ManitobaDemonstration• Portfolio building course – Video tutorials, support• Templates – Pages (soon collections) • Job Match Summary• Extensive use of Web 2.0 – YouTube, Screenr, LinkedIn… – Embed.ly as the glue• Fictional exemplar• Growing gallery of real examples
    20. 20. Conclusion
    21. 21. Benefits for ImmigrantsPersonal Learning Environment• Self-assessment, filling gaps, practising, building confidence• Developing Essential Skills• Building necessary knowledge• Demonstrating competence authentically• Building support networks• Supporting personal performance – Frequently used links and other tools• Personal space for learning
    22. 22. Develop your own ePortfolioTake the online course• Initial focus: MLPIMG – Formative (workbook): • Online checklist, practice, track performance improvement • Sharing with support/advisory network – Summative (showcase): • Supplementary demonstration of required competencies• First steps – Validate the approach – Organize a study group for the self-directed online course – Contact Don Presant to get logins • don@learningagents.ca
    23. 23. careerportfolio.mb.ca don@learningagents.ca Twitter: @donpresant(SIMILAR) PRESENTATION SUPPORT PAGE bit.ly/ep4imm

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