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ePortfolios in 2013 (RRC version)


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Modified version of the previous one that includes some slides about ePortfolio at CAPLA 2013 itself.

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ePortfolios in 2013 (RRC version)

  1. 1. ePortfolio and RPL 2013 Roundup Red River College RPL@Noon November 28, 2013 Don Presant
  2. 2. Learning Agents ePortfolio, eLearning, eMedia
  3. 3. New service: Multi-institution ePortfolio community Professional Body Workplace Trainer Employer College Industry Sector Body Adult Learning Centre University Employability Agency
  4. 4. Agenda Don’s retro-perspective on the year • ePIC 2013, London • AAEEBL 2013, Boston – with help from Trent Batson • • • • • Mahara UK 2013, Birmingham Eportfolio Forum 2013, Canberra Canada (CAPLA 2013) Open Badges (all over) Final words NB:
  5. 5. The Read-Write Web has changed the Internet from: • a shopping mall • an encyclopedia • a television To a place where we personalize our experience and leave our footprints behind
  6. 6. Received Learning… Sage on the Stage Photo Credit: US Mission Geneva via Compfight cc
  7. 7. Becomes Personalized Learning Flipped Classroom and the Read/Write Web YouTube and Facebook in Nursing Education by Laura Killam, Cambrian College on Prezi
  8. 8. Digital Dirt… Developing Digital Citizens Alex Couros 2012
  9. 9. …closer to home… The power of video as evidence
  10. 10. Becomes Digital Identity
  11. 11. eSourcing is Social Employers want to find you Nov 2013
  12. 12. What are ePortfolios? Electronic portfolios (ePortfolios) are collections of digitally represented artifacts that: • document practice • include reflection • integrate experience • map to goals and/or standards • promote deep learning and knowledge transfer Tracy Penny Light, CAPLA 2013
  13. 13. Key Message: ePortfolios can be FOR and OF Learning FOR Learning OF Learning Focused on process Focused on product Supports learning Demonstrates learning Private environment Public showcase Goals Achievements Learning activities Learning outcomes Formative assessment Summative assessment Lower stakes Higher stakes Forward looking, expansive Retrospective, targeted
  14. 14. ePortfolio and Identity Conference, London ePIC 2013
  15. 15. ePIC 2013
  16. 16. Overview Key themes • • • • • • • Marcel Proust OER and MOOCs Employability Professional development Additional language learning Learning analytics: big data Badges, badges, badges
  17. 17. ePortfolios and MOOCs Learning self-management: Kirstie Coolin “WANTED: Well organised ePortfolio to Manage an Unruly MOOC. Skills Required"
  18. 18. ePortfolios and MOOCs Private locker, public soapbox
  19. 19. ePortfolios and MOOCs Think Globally, Learn Locally
  20. 20. Big Data ePortfolios, Open Badges & Learning Analytics
  21. 21. Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning, Boston AAEEBL 2013
  22. 22. 11/28/2013 22 About AAEEBL • Threads coming together: • Engaged Learning – our theme this year • High-Impact Educational Practices • ePortfolio community – learning centered • Demands of the economy; expectations of employers • ePortfolio provides means for transformation at all levels of education • U.S.: now, over half of U. S. higher education students have used an eportfolio at least once in their college years. Higher percentage in other countries • AAEEBL = global eportfolio establishment. • 120 Colleges and Universities; 17 Corporate Sponsors
  23. 23. 11/28/2013 23 Developments • Formal acceptance in parts of U. S. higher education of eportfolio as basis for assessment. “Competency-Based” • Paper resume dead; Online resume expected; add links to online resume and you’ve got an “eportfolio.” • New business models with eportfolios: • LMS companies seeing eportfolio as competitive advantage • Link between employers and students while in college through free eportfolios • Global web hosting companies see eportfolios as competitive advantage • Selling eportfolio accounts to individuals • Specialization of eportfolio products for certain fields
  24. 24. 11/28/2013 24 Challenges • How to “train” assessors for assessment of eportfolio evidence? • How to educate learners in creating good evidence and curating that evidence over time? • How to move from credits, test, grades to “authentic assessment”? -- Institutional challenge • How to maintain eportfolio over decades? – individual challenge
  25. 25. 11/28/2013 25 Engaging with AAEEBL • Member of the website, • Member of AAEEBL through an institution • Corporate Partner • Student member; must be approved. • Annual National Conference July 28-31, 2014, Boston • Annual campus-based conferences • 2014: campus-based conference in Canada (planning) • How to login to the new AAEEBL site • Choose “Individual Site Participant” • Create your profile • Be a part of the global community
  26. 26. Documenting Learning with ePortfolios
  27. 27. Folio Thinking: Reflection for Learning •Reflection is what makes us learners; we need to practice, assess and perfect it. •Four criteria characterize the concept of reflection: ▫ Reflection is a meaning making process ▫ Reflection is systematic, rigorous and disciplined; with roots in scientific inquiry ▫ Reflection needs to happen in community ▫ Reflection requires attitudes that value personal and intellectual growth From: Carol Rodgers, “Defining Reflection: Another Look at John Dewey and Reflective Thinking,” Teachers College Record, 104, 4 (June 2002): 842-866
  28. 28. University of Notre Dame Career Services Skill List Integrated from the following sources: *National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACTE) Top 10 list * University Notre Dame Outcomes *University Notre Dame Employer Surveyed list of Skills (2005) *Literature Review by Annie Selak & Rose Kopec (2012) G. Alex Ambrose, CAPLA 2013 Top 10 Skills: 1. Ethical Conduct/Integrity 2. Critical Thinking/Analytical Ability 3. Team Work 4. Verbal and Written Communication 5. Initiative/Motivation Towards Goals 6. Visionary/Innovative 7. Decision Making/Problem Solving 8. Globally and Diverse Minded 9. Research/Project 10. Technical/Scientific
  29. 29. Pre-Engage Asynchronous Online: Student “does his/her homework” and prepares for advising session by posting reflections on an ePortfolio based on prompts from the advising syllabus Re-Engage Asynchronous Online: Student is able to capture, archive, reflect and review important documents, forms, and academic plans in the ePortfolio. “Show me you have done something and thought about it” The Blended Advising Model: Flipping the Process with ePortfolios Engage Face-to-Face Advising Session: Student is engaged through deeper and more meaningful interaction by discussing reflections, clarifying goals, and reviewing artifacts and evidence of growth from the ePortfolio. “Help me, help you” Ambrose, G., & Williamson Ambrose, L. (2013). The Blended Advising Model: Transforming Advising with ePortfolios. International Journal of ePortfolio (IJeP), 3(1), 75-89.
  30. 30. Critical mass 52% US undergraduates use ePortfolio Campus Computing 2013 (n=451)
  31. 31. AAEEBL 2013 in Boston Bass/Eynon Keynote: “Disrupting Ourselves” • Connect to Learning Project (C2L) – Researching how ePortfolio pedagogy can support AAC&U’s LEAP* initiative and its Essential Learning Outcomes: • Knowledge of Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World • Intellectual and Practical Skills • Personal and Social Responsibility • Integrative and Applied Learning – Currently: how to scale up * Liberal Education and America's Promise
  32. 32. VALUE* Rubrics for LEAP ELO’s Example: Integrative Learning Capstone 4 Milestone 3 Milestone 2 Connections to Experience Connections to Discipline Transfer Integrated Communication Reflection and SelfAssessment *Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education Benchmark 1
  33. 33. AAEEBL 2013 in Boston “It Takes More than a Major” • 2013 survey of 318 employers for AAC&U (The Association of American Colleges & Universities) – Findings: • 93%: candidate’s demonstrated capacity to think critically, communicate clearly, and solve complex problems is more important than their undergraduate major • >75%: 5 key learning outcomes: critical thinking, complex problem-solving, written and oral communication, and applied knowledge in real-world settings • >80%: an electronic portfolio would be useful to them in ensuring that job applicants have the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in their company or organization.
  34. 34. Confirmation from Notre Dame Employer Focus Group Employers would… Click on ePortfolio link in email View relevant part of ePortfolio on tablet at career fair Click on ePortfolio link in résumé View relevant part of ePortfolio on tablet in interview Click on ePortfolio link in sig file or cover letter 0% Data from G. Alex Ambrose, April 2013 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% n=11
  35. 35. AAEEBL 2013 in Boston Global Learning Qualifications Framework (Nan Travers, SUNY-ESC)
  36. 36. AAEEBL-friendly ecosystem International Journal of ePortfolio • Excellent article in the current issue: – The ePortfolio as a Living Portal: A Medium for Student Learning, Identity, and Assessment • Celeste Fowles Nguyen, Stanford University
  37. 37. Mahara UK 2013
  38. 38. Mahara UK 13 Highlights Maturing and gathering momentum • New features and developments – MyPortfolio, New Zealand • Modeling and demonstrating: – Digital literacies – Employability skills • Project based learning – Teachers/students as “co-researchers” • Open Badges • Personalized, competence-oriented learning • Multi-tenanted Mahara
  39. 39. Mahara UK 13 in Pictures
  40. 40. Mahara 1.8 Good and getting better
  41. 41. Multi-tenanted Mahara solutions Educational examples • MyPortfolio Schools (New Zealand) – 1,211 institutions (201301), 85,575 users, 9,976 groups • MyPortfolio Tertiary (New Zealand) – 14 institutions, 13,381 users,1160 groups – Massey University: 9,000 users • (Finland) – >100 institutions, 25,000 users, 1,000 groups • CLEO (England) – 154 institutions, 23,000 users, 874 groups • Bute/Argyle Education Authority (Scotland) – 92 institutions, 7,081 users, 50 groups
  42. 42. 2013 Eportfolio Forum Australia
  43. 43. Australia 2013 Eportfolio Forum “Digital Identities, Footprints and Networks” • • • • • • (PebblePad and Mahara) Learner Driven Pathways Digital Identity Career Development Field education Employability Link to Resources
  44. 44. Australia 2013 Eportfolio Forum Business School
  45. 45. Australia 2013 Eportfolio Forum Keynote: Employers Needs and ePortfolios
  46. 46. Australia 2013 Eportfolio Forum Keynote: Employers Needs and ePortfolios
  47. 47. Australia 2013 Eportfolio Forum Keynote: Learner Driven Pathways
  48. 48. Australia 2013 Eportfolio Forum Keynote: Learner Driven Pathways
  49. 49. Canada
  50. 50. RPL at Athabasca University From paper to electronic
  51. 51. Alberta K-12: Inspiring Education Competency Framework for Student Learning
  52. 52. Modeling the Inspiring Framework Golden Hills School Division
  53. 53. Regulators and ePortfolios Formative vs. summative assessment
  54. 54. ePortfolios for Immigrants ISSofBC • Language Programs • Employment Programs • Soft skills development • Employability skills showcase – Job finding tool Tuesday at 0830
  55. 55. ePortfolio as a Framework Employment Facilitator Skills, ESL Teacher ePortfolio Evidence
  56. 56. Professional Pages
  57. 57. Audio Intro Resume Past Projects Certificates Publications
  58. 58. Open Badges (micro credentials)
  59. 59. Open Badges Rapidly evolving ecosystem
  60. 60. Open Badges Entry level skills for the workforce
  61. 61. Open Badges Entry level skills for the workforce
  62. 62. Open Badges Skills transfer for veterans
  63. 63. Open Badges Simple structure
  64. 64. Open Badges Assessment and display
  65. 65. Open Badges Designing a badge for your context
  66. 66. Open Badges Chicago Summer of Learning • City of Chicago, MacArthur Foundation, Mozilla – 125 participating organizations – More than 210,000 young people – ~150,000 badges awarded • 3% participation, 92% skill, 5% achievement • STEAM-based programming – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics – Driven by the interests of the youth participants
  67. 67. Open Badges In 2014: Open Badge Factory
  68. 68. Final words
  69. 69. Overarching themes Assessment for learning, assessment for life • Graduate outcomes • • • • • • ≈ employability Digital identity = “accidental” ePortfolio Hiring and promotion = RPL ePortfolios are FOR and OF learning ePortfolio learning is reflective and social ePortfolio learning = personal pathway ePortfolios support RPL and REL – Recognition of Prior Learning – Recognition of Emergent Learning
  70. 70. University President’s Vision Alan Davis, President, Kwantlen Polytechnic University BC RPL Summit presentation March 2013
  71. 71. Future State: the Open ePortfolio “Small pieces, loosely joined” Government Information Portals Online Credential Verification Employer HR Management Systems eLearning LMS Moodle, D2L, etc. Localized Labour Market Information ePortfolio Web 2.0 Open Competency Frameworks Student Records YouTube LinkedIn Twitter… Job Boards, Recruitment Sites Personal Networks, Communities
  72. 72. Final thought The future is already here; it’s just not very evenly distributed. William Gibson Creative Commons
  73. 73. PRESENTATION SUPPORT PAGE: Web: Twitter: donpresant ePortfolio: