ePortfolio in 2012 (according to Don)

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  • Federal corporation, HQ in ManitobaMultimedia learning resources for career development, workplace learning and professional developmentSpecialty: facilitating, packaging & disseminating insights of learners, practitioners and subject matter expertsProducer of “Career Destination” solutions through community partnerships since 2001Opened Learning Agents eStudiosin 2007multimedia & video facility for learning resource production, ePortfolio development and webcastingActive voluntary role in communityCareer Trek and “Let’s Get to Work” conferenceDon Presant: Chair of Manitoba PLA Network (MPLAN) Community Telecentre COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CONCEPT: technology literacy, engagement, expression, workVideo-conference (in development)job interviews , online learning e.g. classes for prospective immigrants overseas, workplace trainingOther community learning events (subscribe to other networks)Collaborative Workshop EnvironmentHands-On ePortfolio and related workshopsDigital Production StudiosPhotos, objects, actions, interviews, simulationsImages, audio, video, textQuick set-up, quick turnaround (photo vs. scan, permanent lighting setup, direct to disk recording, etc.)Multimedia Post Production Facility :career profiles, ePortfolio resources, training videosProduction and Facilitation Support Services: staff, freelance & partners
  • QUICK NOTES Collection of your work thru your college life – you learn from your experiencesFlexible, revisable, reviewableLearn who they are what they can do, focus on their growth and present to outside audiencesEG: Mech 101 – model of bridgeEasy to use, learn in 10-15 minutesStudents express selves in their portfolios – look and feel – very importantEducation, projects , course internships, jobs..Documented, archived work – analyze back and plan forwardKeep track of progress – improvement in writing, calculus, etc.Keep work stored in one place, helps make a resume (and for interview), help move to a new collegeHolistic picture of who you are, what you’re interested in – career, extracurricular, - and how well you did your workUse portfolio to present selves to help transition (to new school, job, etc.)
  • Frame of Reference: Matt Elliot and Jennifer TurnsSimple tasks to begin: enter profile information, annotate artefactPrompts for reflection, structured reflection
  • ePortfolio in 2012 (according to Don)

    1. 1. ePortfolios in 2012“A global perspective from a single viewpoint” MPLAN October 4, 2012
    2. 2. Learning AgentsAccelerated learning systems E-learning resources & services Learning community support Consulting
    3. 3. ePortfolio 2012:“What I did on my holidays”• Mahara UK 2012• Learning Forum London 2012• AAEEBL 2012
    4. 4. ePortfolio 2012:Chirps & tweets from my PLN• PLN = Personal Learning Network – Twitter, Slideshare, YouTube, Facebook – UK, US, New Zealand, Australia, Germany…
    5. 5. General impressionsIssues and Developments• Web 2.0 and mobile – Linkedin, YouTube, (Facebook) – MaharaDroid, PortfolioUp• Digital identity – Wordpress, Google Sites, Weebly…• Portfolios for learning – K-12, Apprenticeship, Vocational, Undergraduate – Post Grad, Continuing Professional Development – Personal Learning Environments, Personal Learning Networks• Organizational ePortfolios – Academic program accreditation• Open learning – Open Education Resources (OERs), MOOCs, Open Badges, open source…
    6. 6. @timbuckteeth http://scoop.intel.com/what-happens-in-an-internet-minute/ 20120313
    7. 7. Social Media and Recruiting
    8. 8. LinkedIn• Started 2003• Currently 175m+• 2 new members per second• 5m+ in Canada (39.5% in 1 year)• 2m+ companies have LinkedIn pages• Includes executives from 100% of Fortune 500• 85% of Fortune 100 use its hiring solutions• Acquired Slideshare in May 2012
    9. 9. Managing your digital identity
    10. 10. ePortfolios and educationAAEEBL• Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning• “a non-profit, professional organization for the world eportfolio community”• 106 Institutional Members in 5 countries• Harvard, Notre Dame, Columbia, Purdue, Washington, Stanford, Tufts…• Publish International Journal of ePortfolio• Annual conference, regional confernces
    11. 11. AAEEBL Member Survey 2011Platforms http://www.aaeebl.org/Resources/Documents/TAL/TAL_v3n3_2013_06.pdf
    12. 12. AAEEBL Member Survey 2011Reasons for Adoption
    13. 13. AAEEBL Member Survey 2011Other drivers
    14. 14. ePortfolio Trends in Education2007 to 2012 (Batson)THEN (2007) NOW (2012)Institution-centred Institution and learnerAssessment-centred Learning and assessmentSchool-time limited Lifelong, lifewideReinforcing status quo Supporting new learning and assessment designsBased in academic institutions Individual accounts, growing interest in corporate HRHigher education pilots Expansion into K-12, ambitious implementations at community collegesA Survey of the Electronic Portfolio Market Sector:Analysis and Surprising TrendsBy Trent Batson 10/12/11
    15. 15. VideoePortfolio at LaGuardia
    16. 16. ePortfolios for K-12MyPortfolio, New Zealand• 1,125 schools, 40,465 active accounts, 7,525 groups• Built on Mahara In Canada: ePEARL
    17. 17. The Open Badges Initiative A good thing?Richard Wyles, Totara LMS at MaharaUK12http://maharauk.org/mod/resource/view.php?id=117
    18. 18. Capturing the learning path • Illustrates the learning path rather than aggregated assessments • Badges can be more granular, aligned to a specific achievement • Portable, alternative certification modelWyles, 2012
    19. 19. Visual recognition of achievement With links to validation • Perceived value will differ based on the “use case”, or community. A wide variety of badge systems will emerge;  Formal education  Professional bodies  Peer to peer recognition  Corporate, workplace learning • Infrastructure to support diversity of contexts with better robustness and connection to Issuer.Wyles, 2012
    20. 20. Embedded information • Who was the Issuer? • Issue date • Brief description of how badge was earned • Links to artefacts, testimonials etc. – i.e. the e-portfolio • Web service for verification. – “Did the Issuer issue the badge?” – “Is it still valid?”Wyles, 2012
    21. 21. Open Badges: Risks and Benefits • Infrastructure for alternative credentialing – Modern society demands new and dynamic skills and literacies. Requires innovation and flexibility in learning environments • Anyone can issue accreditations about anything? Won’t this lead to badge “bling” and therefore badges become meaningless? – Badges need credibility but it’s within context – Only some will gain credibilityWyles, 2012
    22. 22. http://neilhammond.blogspot.co.nz/2012/05/op What might happen afterwards? en-badges-visual-design-and-semantic.html •  Evolve, affect formal education  Employers & learners may prefer it to standard CV structuresWyles, 2012
    23. 23. Open Badges and Moodle/MaharaWyles, 2012
    24. 24. Secure online transcriptsDigitary University 3. Verify 1. Issue 2. Define and share URL Employer www.digitary.net Graduate
    25. 25. Don Presant Linda Maxwell Career Portfolio Manitoba Essential Skills ePortfolio for Employability
    26. 26. Sponsors: WEM & WPLARWorkplace Education Manitoba, Workplace PLAR• Nonprofit partnerships of Government, Business and Labour• WEM: workplace education in Essential Skills• WPLAR: workplace Recognition of Prior Learning wem.mb.ca wplar.ca
    27. 27. 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
    28. 28. Demonstration
    29. 29. Vision for Career Portfolio ManitobaLifelong development• All Manitobans• Learner owned• Private and public• 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
    30. 30. Future optionsNext steps and over the horizon• Self-directed online course – Coming soon• Integrated-learning – Moodle• Open Badges – Mid 2013?• Skills marketplace – Currently exploring
    31. 31. ePortfolios and RPLEmerging answers to “too much work!”• Process -> Product -> Process – Portfolios FOR learning -> Portfolios OF learning – Personal Learning Environment -> Achievement Showcase – Learning Assignments -> Evidence of competency – Learning stream -> Learning trail – Learning network -> Validation network• Mix -> Remix – School -> Work -> School• Gap learning, open learning – Summative -> Formative – Match -> Rematch – Facilitated -> Self directed
    32. 32. 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”
    33. 33. 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
    34. 34. ePortfolios & Higher EducationPoints of Convergence• Institution/Program admission – RPL for admission & course challenge – Gap learning• Undergraduate learning – First year general studies – Course specific/program wide – Work experience, internships• Capstone – Graduate Attributes – Employability (“School to work”)• Continuing Education/ Professional Development – Including course/program/credential challenge• Personal Learning Environment
    35. 35. Post-secondary challengeModel example: Athabasca
    36. 36. Success FactorsStudent perspective• Watch the frame of reference – Emphasize “internal” (personal values & interests) over “external” (expectations of employers & recruiters)• Focus on learning, not just assessment – PLE, lifelong companion, personal narrative – Private, shared and public space• Start early and monitor progress• Emphasize content over technology• Provide opportunities for peer interaction – Peer review, brainstorming, portfolio buddies, presenting portfolios• Take small steps with lots of scaffolding – Simple tasks to begin, provide examples – Provide technical and content support and feedback• Eat your own dog food (i.e. build your own eportfolio)
    37. 37. Benefits• Supports undergraduate learning – Embedded learning activities• Holistic view of the graduate – Diverse evidence aligned to graduate outcomes – Interdisciplinary, lifewide• Supports professional identity development – Scaffolded reflection• Ongoing professional development tool – Personal Learning Environment
    38. 38. What is ePortfolio?Where we started http://www.jiscinfonet.ac.uk/infokits/e-portfolios
    39. 39. Don Presantdon@learningagents.ca (204) 219-5933PRESENTATION SUPPORT PAGE http://bit.ly/epin2012

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