ePortfolioA new employability tool for   Manitoba’s immigrants? Manitoba Labour and Immigration       December 17, 2009
Agenda• 0930: Introductions• 0940: Context• 0945: ePortfolio: introduction, current trends, linkage  to immigrant needs• 1...
“Learning Agents eStudios”                –   Flexible Digital Production Studios            – Mobile Production & Facilit...
Underlying questions• What is ePortfolio?• Can it help Manitoba‟s immigrants?• What are the next steps?
ContextNew Manitoba Settlement Strategy• Working to improve services and expand programs  to respond to the settlement, in...
• What is ePortfolio?     ePortfolio 101 and current trends
Recognition of Prior LearningThe language of skills & knowledge• RPL = a way to determine what a person knows  and can do•...
Key elements• Links individual‟s skills/accomplishments to  skills frameworks• A record of formal AND experiential learnin...
ePortfolios and resumes  (Courtesy FuturEd)
Credentials vs. ePortfolioCredentials                  ePortfolio• Reflect time spent in      • Reflects time spent learni...
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• Co...
Benefits of “e”• Information Management capabilities   – Collecting, archiving, making different versions• Easy to share w...
Quick Tour• Global, regional, sectoral initiatives• Converging standards and interoperability• Open Source, Web 2.0, socia...
UK – PDP, NVQ, WBL, CPD, etc.
UK - Careers Wales        http://www.careerswales.com   Partly from percolab CAPLA Nov 2009
Sectoral ApproachesUK - Health
Sectoral ApproachesUK - Construction          Construction
Europass CV, Language Passport
New Zealand - Mahara• 2007 OS project led by Massey University   – Lifelong learning & social networking environment for N...
Regional InitiativeseFolio Minnesota
CanadaEmployability, Essential Skills
CanadaSector Councils
EmployersHuman Capital Management
Web 2.0, social software“Publish yourself”  Sarah Stewart  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-t2dXPb9Wc8&feature=related  The...
Flickr Example    http://www.flickr.com/photos/xinwen_zhang/sets/72057594115462151/
Linked In Examples
Cobbling it together…Map of a Personal Learning Environment (PLE)
Web 2.0 as the engine of a PLE - the appealand the danger…              http://www.flickr.com/photos/meg/3527560991/
Vision of the aggregated ePortfolio“Small Pieces, Loosely Joined”     Student     Records                                 ...
Manitoba momentumLIM-ALT
Manitoba momentumOther selected RPL initiatives• PLAR Policy Framework 2001   – Broad Goals: mobile, portable credentials,...
•Can ePortfolio serve the needs of immigrants?   ePortfolio and immigrant   employability
ResearchInformation Practices of Immigrants          Nadia Caidi, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto, 2009     ...
ePortfolio benefits for newcomers• Self-assessment• Develop communication skills• Develop other necessary skills and knowl...
Immigrants and Essential Skills•   Reading Text•   Document Use•   Numeracy•   Writing•   Oral Communication•   Working wi...
RESEARCH PROJECT  ePortfolio for SkilledImmigrants and Employers       Pan Canadian   Employer Focus Groups        Jan-Feb...
Benefits of ePortfolio• Pre-employment• Recruitment• Human Capital Development  –   Employee Development  –   Performance ...
Employer feedbackePortfolio as a tool to describe skills and knowledge• Majority in favour   – “digital matching service, ...
Employer feedbackOn the advisability of a broad ePortfolio system• Good timing   – Rising skills shortages, immigration le...
Employer feedbackOn the advisability of a broad ePortfolio system• Acceptance Factors   – Simplicity, accessibility, usefu...
CASE STUDY 1aSkillsInternational.ca - Ontario
CASE STUDY 1b
CASE STUDY 1c
CASE STUDY 2percolab - Laval, QC
CASE STUDY 3e-Career Services, BC
CIIP at CAPLA 2009*Special Initiatives• PNP pilot for LIM• Online writing skills, job-search, employer matching pilots (MI...
CIIP at CAPLA 2009*Making the (Competency Portfolio) Model Work• Blended model: facilitation and self-directed learning• C...
CIIP at CAPLA 2009*Collaboration on the Competency PortfolioCIIP has an interest in the outcome of this (CAPLA)   workshop...
Break    Break!
• How can ePortfolio serve the needs of Manitoba’simmigrants?   ePortfolio and Manitoba immigration
Where We Are Going• Increase immigration level to 20,000 annual arrivals by  2016, primarily through the Provincial Nomine...
Qualifications Recognition                     InitiativeMajor Challenges for Employers      Major Challenges for Immigran...
Fairness Challenges
Manitoba immigration demographics
Settlement Programs                              (Immigration, Settlement and Multiculturalism Division)            Pre-Ar...
Possible Futures• “ePortfolio Training Wheels”  – Enhance current programs     • Web 2.0 tools, ePortfolio fragments, pers...
Potential ePortfolio programelements• Induction   – ePortfolio awareness, hands-on orientation• Self-assessment   – LMI co...
Some Issues•   Cultural fit?•   Technology infrastructure•   Support•   Professional Development for facilitators•   Inter...
Early Steps…prepare• Complete Market Research         (Q4 2009-2010?)  – More thorough research of related systems in othe...
Early Steps…pilot• Train the trainer     (Q1-2 2010-2011)   – Core facilitator group, other interested stakeholders     (c...
Further steps• Analyze (Q4 2010-2011?)   – Lessons learned   – Proceed? Big changes?   – List of needs for a dedicated Man...
Discussion of Priorities• Confirm order of priority:  – Newcomers (1-3 years)  – Pre-Arrival  – Established, under-employe...
Recommended Reading• Effective Practice with e-Portfolios   –   http://www.jisc.ac.uk/media/documents/publications/effecti...
Don Presantdon@learningagents.ca   (204) 219-5933
•Extra Slides                appendix
OMFC Vision
Frameworks, Standards, interoperability,transferability•   IMS                  PLEaSE (a personal learning,              ...
LEAP2Ainterconnectivity
Community Learning Networkshttp://spa-online.org.uk/                            http://mahara.org/view/view.php?id=1929
Potential Issues and Barriers• Time to build and assess portfolios• Ownership and control of information  – Corporate Secu...
Helen Barrett Portfolios          http://electronicportfolios.com/myportfolio/index.html
Australia            http://www.eportfoliopractice.qut.edu.au/
The Netherlands        Competency Atlas http://www.competentieatlas.nl/                                                   ...
EuroportfolioEuropean Instittue for E-Learning     (EIfEL)Define, design, and   develop digital portfolio systemsthat meet...
ResearchInformation Practices of Immigrants 1           Nadia Caidi, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto, 2009  ...
Maytree Vision      Fulfilling the Promise      Alboim and Maytree      April 2002
EuropeTENCompetence• European Commission Project  – Develop a technical & organisational infrastructure, which is    both ...
Context• Immigration and Manitoba‟s Action Strategy for  Economic Growth• Transition Penalty• Manitoba policies and progra...
James CrollVictorian Poster Child for RPL               http://www.brianmicklethwait.com/education/archives/001380.htm
Benefits of RPL and Portfolios   •   Reflection   •   Planning   •   Review   •   Recognition       ...Lifelong Learning P...
Job Boards(Monster.com Power Résumé Search)
Automatic Profiles – DigitalIdentity
CASE STUDY 3c
YouTube• Sarah Stewart, Midwife   – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-t2dXPb9Wc8&feature=related• Theo Ramsey   – http://www...
Canada - Online Credentials
(e)Portfolio - Working Definition• “a collection of authentic and diverse evidence,  drawn from a larger archive...• ...re...
EmployerseRecruitment
Manitoba MomentumSkills Passport at New Flyer
Pedagogical underpinnings    http://pre2009.flexiblelearning.net.au/flx/webdav/site/flxsite/users/cpickles/public/Final_  ...
How Immigrants Come to Manitoba                          Permanent Residents                              Temporary Reside...
Personal Learning EnvironmentELGG’s “Learning Landscape”
Manitoba momentumWIN project
CIIP at CAPLA 2009*Encouraging the Use of a Competency Portfolio• Self-exploration/reflection   – education, experiences, ...
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  1. 1. ePortfolioA new employability tool for Manitoba’s immigrants? Manitoba Labour and Immigration December 17, 2009
  2. 2. Agenda• 0930: Introductions• 0940: Context• 0945: ePortfolio: introduction, current trends, linkage to immigrant needs• 1045: Break• 1100: ePortfolio and Manitoba• 1120: DISCUSSION• 1200: Conclusion
  3. 3. “Learning Agents eStudios” – Flexible Digital Production Studios – Mobile Production & Facilitation Support – Collaborative Workshop Environment – Community Telecentre
  4. 4. Underlying questions• What is ePortfolio?• Can it help Manitoba‟s immigrants?• What are the next steps?
  5. 5. ContextNew Manitoba Settlement Strategy• Working to improve services and expand programs to respond to the settlement, integration and labour market needs of the increased number of newcomers with: – Improved pre-arrival information – Centralized information and assessment services – Easier and earlier connections to services – Increased support to communities and groups – Expanded language training LIM_pathways_2009
  6. 6. • What is ePortfolio? ePortfolio 101 and current trends
  7. 7. Recognition of Prior LearningThe language of skills & knowledge• RPL = a way to determine what a person knows and can do• RPL can be used for: – access to education (advanced standing) – career planning & professional development – access to employment• a Portfolio is a product of RPL• an ePortfolio is a digital portfolio
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. ePortfolios and resumes (Courtesy FuturEd)
  10. 10. 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)
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. ePortfolio: product and process• Assessment for learning (e.g. CLPA)• Reflection, self-assessment• Transferring skills• Coaching, collaborative learning• Learning plans• Knowledge Management(Agustin, Duane)
  13. 13. Benefits of “e”• Information Management capabilities – Collecting, archiving, making different versions• Easy to share with others – “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
  14. 14. Quick Tour• Global, regional, sectoral initiatives• Converging standards and interoperability• Open Source, Web 2.0, social software• Adaptations for employers• Manitoba momentum• eP & immigrants: recent research, case studies Sarah Stewart http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-t2dXPb9Wc8&feature=related
  15. 15. UK – PDP, NVQ, WBL, CPD, etc.
  16. 16. UK - Careers Wales http://www.careerswales.com Partly from percolab CAPLA Nov 2009
  17. 17. Sectoral ApproachesUK - Health
  18. 18. Sectoral ApproachesUK - Construction Construction
  19. 19. Europass CV, Language Passport
  20. 20. New Zealand - Mahara• 2007 OS project led by Massey University – Lifelong learning & social networking environment for NZ tertiary students• Funded by NZ government ($500K), later Carnegie Mellon Foundation• Learner owned, multiple views• Learning Mgmt System (LMS) integration• LEAP2A exportability
  21. 21. Regional InitiativeseFolio Minnesota
  22. 22. CanadaEmployability, Essential Skills
  23. 23. CanadaSector Councils
  24. 24. EmployersHuman Capital Management
  25. 25. Web 2.0, social software“Publish yourself” Sarah Stewart http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-t2dXPb9Wc8&feature=related Theo Ramsey http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oT1XYjZcmck
  26. 26. Flickr Example http://www.flickr.com/photos/xinwen_zhang/sets/72057594115462151/
  27. 27. Linked In Examples
  28. 28. Cobbling it together…Map of a Personal Learning Environment (PLE)
  29. 29. Web 2.0 as the engine of a PLE - the appealand the danger… http://www.flickr.com/photos/meg/3527560991/
  30. 30. Vision of the aggregated ePortfolio“Small Pieces, Loosely Joined” Student Records Online Credential Verification
  31. 31. Manitoba momentumLIM-ALT
  32. 32. Manitoba momentumOther selected RPL initiatives• PLAR Policy Framework 2001 – Broad Goals: mobile, portable credentials, recognition of informal & continuous learning, decentralization, seamless service, systemic operational capacity – 3 cornerstones: post-secondary, community, workplace• RRC – RPL Programs, Socrates ePortfolio• MPLAN – Community of Practice• Centre for Education and Work – Workplace Informal Learning Matrix, Successful Preparation for Retaining Immigrant Workers• WPLAR – Working with employers, competency frameworks, – Essential Skills linkages
  33. 33. •Can ePortfolio serve the needs of immigrants? ePortfolio and immigrant employability
  34. 34. ResearchInformation Practices of Immigrants Nadia Caidi, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto, 2009 http://www.slideshare.net/settlementatwork/information-practices-of-immigrants
  35. 35. ePortfolio benefits for newcomers• Self-assessment• Develop communication skills• Develop other necessary skills and knowledge• Build your Network• “Digital evidence bank”• Personal space for learning and building knowledge
  36. 36. Immigrants and 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• Computer Use
  37. 37. RESEARCH PROJECT ePortfolio for SkilledImmigrants and Employers Pan Canadian Employer Focus Groups Jan-Feb 2006
  38. 38. Benefits of ePortfolio• Pre-employment• Recruitment• Human Capital Development – Employee Development – Performance Management – Talent Management – Succession Planning
  39. 39. Employer feedbackePortfolio as a tool to describe skills and knowledge• Majority in favour – “digital matching service, living document, screening tool, digital evidence of credentials and experience”• Benefits: – Accessible documents of work accomplishments vs. credentials – Pre-employment bridging tool, linked to LMI – Help standardize the language of competencies• Acceptance Factors – Accuracy, consistency, ease of use• Potential Issues – Time for creation and processing, privacy, content maintenance, system integrity, overall responsibility...
  40. 40. Employer feedbackOn the advisability of a broad ePortfolio system• Good timing – Rising skills shortages, immigration levels• Current examples – Job Banks and PSC system• Benefits – Good potential: niche sectors, skill sets, countries – Transparent tool for diversity and equity – Early adopters could have hiring advantage – Ease/improve recruitment, reduce wrong hires• Potential Barriers – Cost, regulatory body acceptance/validation, privacy, ownership, process inertia, consistency
  41. 41. Employer feedbackOn the advisability of a broad ePortfolio system• Acceptance Factors – Simplicity, accessibility, usefulness as a screening tool, trust, confidentiality, standards, integration, flexibility, extensibility, government support, marketing, training• Solutions – Fit eP into existing interviewing and hiring practices – Incremental approach with action research to measure benefits – Make eP mandatory (!) with allowed exceptions for inclusiveness
  42. 42. CASE STUDY 1aSkillsInternational.ca - Ontario
  43. 43. CASE STUDY 1b
  44. 44. CASE STUDY 1c
  45. 45. CASE STUDY 2percolab - Laval, QC
  46. 46. CASE STUDY 3e-Career Services, BC
  47. 47. CIIP at CAPLA 2009*Special Initiatives• PNP pilot for LIM• Online writing skills, job-search, employer matching pilots (MISA, HILC, Skills International)• Online mentoring pilot (JVS, Algonquin)• Online competency assessment pilot underway (ICTC, CTHRC)• Videoconferences-employers, sector councils, regulators - ongoing (ON Chamber)• Online orientation courses pilot for IEHPs –ongoing (U of T)* Copied from a paper handout
  48. 48. CIIP at CAPLA 2009*Making the (Competency Portfolio) Model Work• Blended model: facilitation and self-directed learning• Clear and simple language and terminology• User friendly – keep it simple• Include a transition phase to a Canadian agency• Provide initially at no cost – pilot phase and then for a reasonable fee
  49. 49. CIIP at CAPLA 2009*Collaboration on the Competency PortfolioCIIP has an interest in the outcome of this (CAPLA) workshop:• Pilot the e-competency portfolio with a select group of CIIP clients• Provide job ready clients with yet another tool that encourages employers to consider them as serious candidates• Provide clients a tool that helps them organize a „previous skills‟ record and maintain an ongoing skills record• Provide clients with a clear view of where they have been and where they are going and how best to fill the gaps or develop further skills• Provide facilitators with a clear picture of how best to guide the individual
  50. 50. Break Break!
  51. 51. • How can ePortfolio serve the needs of Manitoba’simmigrants? ePortfolio and Manitoba immigration
  52. 52. Where We Are Going• Increase immigration level to 20,000 annual arrivals by 2016, primarily through the Provincial Nominee Program• Improve, expand and consolidate immigrant settlement labour market programs including pre- arrival services•• Improve Recognition of International Qualifications• Protect foreign workers through partnerships with employers and other stakeholders• Continue to improve supports to communities outside of Winnipeg• Renewal of Canada-Manitoba Immigration Agreement
  53. 53. Qualifications Recognition InitiativeMajor Challenges for Employers Major Challenges for Immigrants• Language • Lack of official language• Providing work experience • Lack of Canadian work• Difficulties assessing foreign qualifications experience• New and timely approaches, • Transferability of qualifications capacities • No networking/social capital QR Initiative • Manitoba’s Qualification Recognition Action Strategy • The Fair Registration Practices in Regulated Professions Act • Demonstration projects and specialized programming
  54. 54. Fairness Challenges
  55. 55. Manitoba immigration demographics
  56. 56. Settlement Programs (Immigration, Settlement and Multiculturalism Division) Pre-Arrival Information Web-based Capacity Building Enhancing services for newcomers through: - professional development Centralized Information, Language & - needs identification Orientation - program building and promotion - evaluation and continuous improvement ENTRY Program - employer registration under the Worker Recruitment and Protection Act Centralized Assessment and Referral - facilitation of ethical and effective worker recruitment Winnipeg English Language Assessment and - regional coordination Referral CentreAdult Language Training Newcomer and Labour Community and Labour Market and Market Supports Integration Supports Strategic InitiativesSettlement, employment, Settlement of immigrants Settlement programs to Qualifications recognition and academic focused and refugees post-arrival support the long-term initiatives including theEnglish classes delivered including workplace integration of immigrants and Academic Credentials in neighbourhoods, orientation, specialized refugees. Assessment Service and Promotion of Multiculturalism workplaces, employment services for the Credentials Recognition and support for ethno-cultural classrooms and by workers in professions and Program. communities through the distance. trades of varying skill and Multiculturalism Secretariat. Information and supports for language levels. temporary foreign workers. For a list of the agencies that deliver settlement services see the MAP DIRECTORY on immigratemanitoba.com.
  57. 57. Possible Futures• “ePortfolio Training Wheels” – Enhance current programs • Web 2.0 tools, ePortfolio fragments, personal web publishing• “ePortfolio Hybrid” – Integrated platform (hosted or installed) • Standards-based for mobility, extensible for customization, linked to one or more other learning programs – Phased pilot strategy • One group, simple functionality; analyze, refactor, reiterate• “ePortfolio SUV” – Custom, feature-rich enterprise system • Linked to other MB systems, broad-based rollout
  58. 58. Potential ePortfolio programelements• Induction – ePortfolio awareness, hands-on orientation• Self-assessment – LMI context, Essential Skills, Employability – Gap analysis, learning plan• Learning Activities (group, self-directed, coached) – Evidence collection, reflection, discussion, role play – Inquiry based learning, link to other LIM learning programs – Assessment for learning• Products – Multi-view ePortfolio with a larger digital archive, learning journal – Resume/CV, cover letter(s)
  59. 59. Some Issues• Cultural fit?• Technology infrastructure• Support• Professional Development for facilitators• Interoperability with other systems• Privacy, security• Portfolio lifecycle..how long?
  60. 60. Early Steps…prepare• Complete Market Research (Q4 2009-2010?) – More thorough research of related systems in other jurisdictions – Assess/poll clients, service providers, stakeholders about needs and capabilities• Develop a Phased Plan (in parallel) – Train the Trainer “sandbox” – First pilot – Wider rollout• Develop/validate pilot curriculum (Q1 2010-2011?)
  61. 61. Early Steps…pilot• Train the trainer (Q1-2 2010-2011) – Core facilitator group, other interested stakeholders (cadre of 8) – Sandbox (try out alternatives)• First Pilot (Q3 2010-2011) – Client group with high chance of success
  62. 62. Further steps• Analyze (Q4 2010-2011?) – Lessons learned – Proceed? Big changes? – List of needs for a dedicated Manitoba ePortfolio platform• Rollout (Q1 2011-2012?) – Choose an ongoing ePortfolio platform – Pilot the ePortfolio platform, plan for rollout • Training, ongoing hosting and support, “future proofing”
  63. 63. Discussion of Priorities• Confirm order of priority: – Newcomers (1-3 years) – Pre-Arrival – Established, under-employed (3+ years)• Other questions: – QR vs. employability (exploring career alternatives)? – Presentation showcase vs. learning environment? – Dedicated program vs. module in other programs? – ePortfolio with eLearning for gaps? – Internal LIM oversight vs. Advisory Committee? – Made for Manitoba vs open standards – Action research vs. internal summative evaluation?
  64. 64. Recommended Reading• Effective Practice with e-Portfolios – http://www.jisc.ac.uk/media/documents/publications/effectivepracticeeportfolios.pdf• European guidelines for validating non-formal and informal learning – http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/download-manager.aspx?id=5060&lang=en&type=publication• Networks, Connections and Community: Learning with Social Software – http://pre2009.flexiblelearning.net.au/flx/go/pid/377• e-portfolios for RPL Assessment – http://pre2005.flexiblelearning.net.au/newsandevents/E-portfolios_for_RPL_Assessment_Final_190309.pdf
  65. 65. Don Presantdon@learningagents.ca (204) 219-5933
  66. 66. •Extra Slides appendix
  67. 67. OMFC Vision
  68. 68. Frameworks, Standards, interoperability,transferability• IMS PLEaSE (a personal learning, employability and social environment)• SCORM• HR-XML• Europass XML• hResume• LEAP2A http://www.eife-l.org/publications/standards/interop
  69. 69. LEAP2Ainterconnectivity
  70. 70. Community Learning Networkshttp://spa-online.org.uk/ http://mahara.org/view/view.php?id=1929
  71. 71. Potential Issues and Barriers• Time to build and assess portfolios• Ownership and control of information – Corporate Security• Losing employees to competitors• Individual Privacy, Identity Theft• Technology – isolated systems vs. open standards• Technology – user accessibility (Digital Divide)• Lack of widespread acceptance (critical mass?)• Language limitations of immigrants
  72. 72. Helen Barrett Portfolios http://electronicportfolios.com/myportfolio/index.html
  73. 73. Australia http://www.eportfoliopractice.qut.edu.au/
  74. 74. The Netherlands Competency Atlas http://www.competentieatlas.nl/ percolab CAPLA Nov 2009
  75. 75. EuroportfolioEuropean Instittue for E-Learning (EIfEL)Define, design, and develop digital portfolio systemsthat meet the needs of all stakeholdershttp://www.europortfolio.org/ percolab CAPLA Nov 2009
  76. 76. ResearchInformation Practices of Immigrants 1 Nadia Caidi, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto, 2009 http://www.slideshare.net/settlementatwork/information-practices-of-immigrants
  77. 77. Maytree Vision Fulfilling the Promise Alboim and Maytree April 2002
  78. 78. EuropeTENCompetence• European Commission Project – Develop a technical & organisational infrastructure, which is both open source and standards based, to support lifelong learning in Europe, to serve the needs of individuals, groups, and organisations.• KEY TOOL: Personal Competence Manager – 4 use cases: 1. I want to keep up to date 2. I want/must attain a new set of competences 3. I want/must upgrade my current competences to a higher level 4. I want/must match my competences on other job profiles, because my current job is not in demand any more http://www.tencompetence.org/node/182
  79. 79. Context• Immigration and Manitoba‟s Action Strategy for Economic Growth• Transition Penalty• Manitoba policies and programs for Workforce integration – Ben Rempel 2007 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93YOGqFedw0)
  80. 80. James CrollVictorian Poster Child for RPL http://www.brianmicklethwait.com/education/archives/001380.htm
  81. 81. Benefits of RPL and Portfolios • Reflection • Planning • Review • Recognition ...Lifelong Learning Process and Tool
  82. 82. Job Boards(Monster.com Power Résumé Search)
  83. 83. Automatic Profiles – DigitalIdentity
  84. 84. CASE STUDY 3c
  85. 85. YouTube• Sarah Stewart, Midwife – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-t2dXPb9Wc8&feature=related• Theo Ramsey – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oT1XYjZcmck
  86. 86. Canada - Online Credentials
  87. 87. (e)Portfolio - Working Definition• “a collection of authentic and diverse evidence, drawn from a larger archive...• ...representing what a person or organization has learned over time on which the person or organization has reflected,• ...and designed for presentation to one or more audiences for a particular rhetorical purpose” (NLII, 2003)
  88. 88. EmployerseRecruitment
  89. 89. Manitoba MomentumSkills Passport at New Flyer
  90. 90. Pedagogical underpinnings http://pre2009.flexiblelearning.net.au/flx/webdav/site/flxsite/users/cpickles/public/Final_ Report_Social_Software_for_Learning17April.pdf
  91. 91. How Immigrants Come to Manitoba Permanent Residents Temporary Residents Privately- Sponsored Refugees Refugee Economic Family International Temporary Visitors Government- Assisted Class Class Class Students Workers RefugeesRefugees landed in Manitoba Self-Employed Business Live-in Federal Skilled Manitoba Provincial Investors Immigrants Caregivers Workers Nominees (MPNP) Entrepreneurs MPNP MPNP Skilled Business Workers Immigrants Employer International Family Strategic General Direct Students Support Recruitment Stream
  92. 92. Personal Learning EnvironmentELGG’s “Learning Landscape”
  93. 93. Manitoba momentumWIN project
  94. 94. CIIP at CAPLA 2009*Encouraging the Use of a Competency Portfolio• Self-exploration/reflection – education, experiences, competencies, documents, testimonials, etc.• Career development tool• Multiple values to employers, regulatory bodies, educators, etc.• Identifies and helps communicate transferable skills• Uncovers options for alternate career paths

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