Career Portfolio Manitoba   Essential Skills ePortfolio       for Employability           Cannexus        January 29, 2013
Learning AgentsAccelerated learning systems                E-learning resources & services                    Learning com...
Agenda1.   What is an Eportfolio?2.   Why an ePortfolio?3.   An Essential Skills ePortfolio4.   Career Portfolio Manitoba ...
What is ePortfolio?Shop window or factory?     http://www.jiscinfonet.ac.uk/infokits/e-portfolios
What is ePortfolio?http://www.slideshare.net/4nitsirk/mahara-open-source-eportfolio-application
Benefits of “e”• Information Management capabilities   – Collecting, archiving, sharing, making different versions   – Mul...
Personal Planning and LearningOnline Locker, Interactive Workbook• Online archive   – Personal & downloaded documents, lin...
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...
Why an ePortfolio?
@timbuckteeth http://scoop.intel.com/what-happens-in-an-internet-minute/ 20120313
LinkedIn statistics: Jan 2012•   Started 2003•   Currently 175m+•   2 new members per second•   5m+ in Canada (+39.5% 2011...
Employer feedbackePortfolio as a tool to describe skills and knowledge• Majority in favour   – “digital matching service, ...
Human Capital ManagementA competitive marketplace
Human Capital Technology• eSourcing/eRecruitment tools      – Résumé Importing/Exporting/Searching      – Assessments & Ap...
An Essential Skills    ePortfolio
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...
Adults in TransitionDiverse situations• Immigrants• 20-somethings    – School to Work    – Dropouts re-engaging•   Return ...
Different learning needs ofadults?•   Relevance•   Assessment, accreditation•   Intervention window•   Urgency•   Vulnerab...
Vision for Career Portfolio ManitobaLifelong career development• All Manitobans• Learner owned• Personal and public purpos...
Regional solutionsInspiration for Manitoba
Career Portfolio Manitoba         today
Mahara ePortfolioOverview• From NZ to the world• Free Open Source Software (FOSS)  – Free (like a puppy)  – Controllable, ...
Mahara ePortfolioUnder the hood• Content Archive  – Profile, Resume, Files, Notes, Journals (blogs), Plans• Pages, Collect...
Career Portfolio ManitobaFeatured elements• Portfolio building course  – Video tutorials, support• Templates  – Pages (soo...
Demonstration
Next Steps• Self-directed online course• Google Apps• Mobile  – MaharaDroid, PortfolioUp• Learning journals
On the horizon• Self assessment tools• Open Badges• Mahoodle  – Learning loops• Skills marketplace
Skills marketplace“Finnishing School”
The Open Badges Initiative     Accessibility and transparencyRichard Wyles, Totara LMS at MaharaUK12http://maharauk.org/mo...
Success Strategies for Adults• More than an online résumé  – Take it to the next level: video, slideshow, LInkedIn, etc.  ...
careerportfolio.mb.ca don@learningagents.ca    Twitter: @donpresantPRESENTATION SUPPORT PAGE      bit.ly/ep4work
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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
  • RommuelProfile, Professional, MM, Essential Skills worksheet, Job Match SummaryGalleryElevators, showcasesCourseRun-throughEssential SkillsEnhancingUsing your ePortfolio
  • Frame of Reference: Matt Elliot and Jennifer TurnsSimple tasks to begin: enter profile information, annotate artefactPrompts for reflection, structured reflection
  • ePortfolios for Employability Cannexus 2013

    1. 1. Career Portfolio Manitoba Essential Skills ePortfolio for Employability Cannexus January 29, 2013
    2. 2. Learning AgentsAccelerated learning systems E-learning resources & services Learning community support Consulting http://bit.ly/DonPresant_ePortfolio
    3. 3. Agenda1. What is an Eportfolio?2. Why an ePortfolio?3. An Essential Skills ePortfolio4. Career Portfolio Manitoba today5. Next steps / On the horizon
    4. 4. What is ePortfolio?Shop window or factory? http://www.jiscinfonet.ac.uk/infokits/e-portfolios
    5. 5. What is ePortfolio?http://www.slideshare.net/4nitsirk/mahara-open-source-eportfolio-application
    6. 6. 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 – Learning management systems, HRIS
    7. 7. 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”
    8. 8. 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
    9. 9. 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
    10. 10. Why an ePortfolio?
    11. 11. @timbuckteeth http://scoop.intel.com/what-happens-in-an-internet-minute/ 20120313
    12. 12. LinkedIn statistics: Jan 2012• Started 2003• Currently 175m+• 2 new members per second• 5m+ in Canada (+39.5% 2011->2012)• 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
    13. 13. 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” – “Good timing with rising skills shortages, immigration levels”• Potential benefits: – Accessible documents of work accomplishments vs. credentials – Pre-employment bridging tool, linked to LMI – Help standardize the language of competencies – Transparent tool for diversity and equity – Ease/improve recruitment, reduce wrong hires – Early adopters could have hiring advantage 2006
    14. 14. Human Capital ManagementA competitive marketplace
    15. 15. Human Capital Technology• eSourcing/eRecruitment tools – Résumé Importing/Exporting/Searching – Assessments & Applicant Screening – Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS)• Onboarding (orientation) tools• Performance/Talent Management Systems• Human Resource Management Systems (HRMS/HRIS)Adapted from http://www.recruitersnetwork.com/software/index.htm
    16. 16. An Essential Skills ePortfolio
    17. 17. 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
    18. 18. 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
    19. 19. Adults in TransitionDiverse situations• Immigrants• 20-somethings – School to Work – Dropouts re-engaging• Return to workers• Displaced workers• Career shifters• Mature workers
    20. 20. Different learning needs ofadults?• Relevance• Assessment, accreditation• Intervention window• Urgency• Vulnerability
    21. 21. 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
    22. 22. Regional solutionsInspiration for Manitoba
    23. 23. Career Portfolio Manitoba today
    24. 24. Mahara ePortfolioOverview• From NZ to the world• Free Open Source Software (FOSS) – Free (like a puppy) – Controllable, predictable – Extendable, “clusterable” (Moodle, Google Apps…)• Flexible – Digital storytelling machine, not a “tick box”
    25. 25. Mahara ePortfolioUnder the hood• Content Archive – Profile, Resume, Files, Notes, Journals (blogs), Plans• Pages, Collections – Different content for different audiences• Embed external content (Web 2.0) – LinkedIn, Slideshare, YouTube, Google Apps, etc.• Groups and collaboration – Shared files, pages, collections• Multi-layered sharing/privacy
    26. 26. Career Portfolio ManitobaFeatured elements• 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
    27. 27. Demonstration
    28. 28. Next Steps• Self-directed online course• Google Apps• Mobile – MaharaDroid, PortfolioUp• Learning journals
    29. 29. On the horizon• Self assessment tools• Open Badges• Mahoodle – Learning loops• Skills marketplace
    30. 30. Skills marketplace“Finnishing School”
    31. 31. The Open Badges Initiative Accessibility and transparencyRichard Wyles, Totara LMS at MaharaUK12http://maharauk.org/mod/resource/view.php?id=117
    32. 32. Success Strategies for Adults• More than an online résumé – Take it to the next level: video, slideshow, LInkedIn, etc. – Personal web site; private, shared and public space• Take small steps with lots of scaffolding – Simple tasks to begin, provide examples, templates, tutoirals – Provide technical and content support and feedback• Emphasize content over technology – Telling your career story – past, present, future – Essential Skills as the glue• Socialize the process and the product – Group discussion, peer/coach review, portfolio buddies, presenting portfolios, etc.
    33. 33. careerportfolio.mb.ca don@learningagents.ca Twitter: @donpresantPRESENTATION SUPPORT PAGE bit.ly/ep4work

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