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Employability ePortfolios with Mahara for Educational Assistants


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Employability ePortfolios with Mahara for Educational Assistants

  1. 1. Employability ePortfolios with Mahara Transition to the workplace for Educational Assistants Red River College Updated December 7, 2012Don Presant
  2. 2. Human Capital Technology• eSourcing/eRecruitment tools – Résumé Importing/Exporting/Searching – Assessments & Applicant Screening – Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) •• Onboarding (orientation) tools• Performance/Talent Management Systems – Workplace learning, human capital development• Human Resource Management Systems (HRMS/HRIS)Adapted from
  3. 3. EmployersHuman Capital Management
  4. 4. Web 2.0, social software“Publish yourself”
  5. 5. One page version…
  6. 6. ePortfolios and resumes (Courtesy FuturEd)
  7. 7. Benefits of “e”• Information Management capabilities – Collecting, archiving, making different versions• Integration with Internet skills – Online research: documents, networks – Internet literacy• Easy to share – “one to many”, digital copies, links to specific pages• Collaboration – Easy to add comments, edit, mentor, coach• Measurement – Link to frameworks, rubrics, track learning over time• Easy to illustrate/demonstrate with multimedia• Can integrate with other ICT systems• Builds personal network, grooms digital identity
  8. 8. Applications for Adults• Pre-employment – Getting hired• Workplace development – Performance management, career advancement• Recognition of Prior Learning – Challenge for credit• Continuing Professional Development – Maintain professional standing• Knowledge portfolios• Persistent Personal Learning Environment (PLE) – Performance support, memory, analysis, reflection• Life portfolios: “reporting out”
  9. 9. Career Portfolio ManitobaCurrent stakeholders: WEM & WPLAR• Nonprofit partnerships of Government, Business and Labour• WEM: workplace education in Essential Skills• WPLAR: workplace Recognition of Prior Learning
  10. 10. Regional solutionsInspiration for Manitoba
  11. 11. Vision for Career Portfolio ManitobaCareer development for life• For all Manitobans• Learner owned• Lifelong• 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
  12. 12. Featured elements• Portfolio building course – Video tutorials, support – 2 modes of delivery: • Computer lab facilitated • Online self-directed• Templates – e.g. Job Match Summary• Fictional example portfolio• Extensive use of Web 2.0 – Embedded content: • YouTube, Screenr, LinkedIn…
  13. 13. Coming down the pike…• Mobile ePortfolio• ePortfolio Gallery• Open Badges
  14. 14. How to enrol Career Portfolio Manitoba is a free service Contact Information: Phyllis Mann Program Coordinator Workplace Education Manitoba 1000 Waverley Street, Winnipeg, MB Tel: 204-272-5044
  15. 15. Don Twitter: donpresant Skype: