Learning Forum London 2010 - Summary for CAPLA 2010


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Learning Forum London 2010 - Summary for CAPLA 2010

  1. 1. Learning Forum London 2010Review for CAPLA 2010 November 9, 2010
  2. 2. Learning AgentsAccelerated learning systems E-learning resources & services Learning community support Consulting
  3. 3. Learning Forum London 2010European Institute for E-learning (EIfEL) http://www.epforum.eu/
  4. 4. General impressionsIssues and Developments• Projects rather than plans• Holistic approaches• User data as an asset• Health applications• Community portfolio• Mobile access
  5. 5. General impressionsTechnology• Open Source – Mahara/Moodle/Sakai/Drupal/WordPress• Open Standards – Leap2A, Europass, HR-XML, XCRI• Shared architectures – SAMSON, TAS3 EU• Web 2.0 and social software – YouTube, Twitter, Delicious• Mashups and combo platters – Mahoodle, Gahoodle,
  6. 6. General impressionsA plethora of ePortfolios...
  7. 7. General impressionsEducational applications• Reflective learning• Capstone ePortfolio – University of Technology, Australia• Student Guidance, Orientation – Universite de Bretagne Sud, France• Student language learning – 3 Chinese universities• Student health awareness – Capilano University/BCIT – University of Tasmania, Australia• Teacher education
  8. 8. General impressionsEmployability and workplace• School to work – University of Newcastle, Australia• Accrediting workplace learning – European Initiative for the Promotion of Informal Learning (EIPIL)• Workforce Adjustment, regional strategies – Limburg Province, The Netherlands• Adult employability – Career Portfolio Manitoba
  9. 9. Conference tour• Health• Internet of Subjects• Interoperability• Web 2.0• International developments • Europe, Australia, United States, Canada
  10. 10. ePortfolios for HealthIncreasing uptake• Continuing Professional Development (CPD)• Revalidation• Pharmacy, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing...• SkillSure in Ontario – 6 regulated health bodies• Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland• Royal College of Surgeons of England
  11. 11. ePortfolios for HealthDr. Harry Owen, Flinders University
  12. 12. ePortfolios for HealthReflection on action
  13. 13. Royal College of Surgeons of IrelandDetail
  14. 14. Internet of SubjectsPAOGA
  15. 15. Interoperability• Leap2A• Web Services Simon Grant• HR-XML http://www.leapspecs.org/
  16. 16. EuropeEIPIL-PAN, ALPS
  17. 17. Web 2.0 http://electronicportfolios.orgHelen Barrett
  18. 18. Australia Flexible Learning Framework Gen Y vs. Gen X & Boomers http://epcop.net.auwww.flexiblelearning.net.au/content/e-portfolios
  19. 19. United StatesThe Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning (AAEEBL)• July 25-28, 2011 “World Portfolio Summit” AAEEBL Annual Conference, Boston, MA http://www.aaeebl.org/
  20. 20. United StatesCommunity portfolio for Augusta, Arkansas
  21. 21. CanadaCareer Portfolio Manitoba• Adults in transition• Community based• Open source, open standards• Life stories and assessment• Socially aware• Globally inspired...locally relevant
  22. 22. Don Presant Linda Maxwell Career Portfolio Manitoba Essential Skills ePortfolio for Employability
  23. 23. 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
  24. 24. The Essential Skills PortfolioOrigins and character• First immigrants, now “general” – Career changers (younger, older..)• Reflection on life-wide learning of Essential Skills for employability• Build confidence, improve “skills dialogue” – Make resumes & cover letters clearer, more credible – Preparation tool for interviews• More than ES: attitudes, specialized skills• Product: ring binder, from electronic templates• 18 hours class time + c. 18 hours of homework
  25. 25. Building the ES portfolioExtracting value from experience1. Identify life experiences2. Reflect to draw out human capital • “KSAs”: Knowledge, Skills, Attitudes3. Write outcome statements for your KSAs4. Group into areas of expertise5. Put it all together in a portfolio • Title page, table of contents, introduction • Lists: skills, examples & outcomes statements • Evidence-demonstrations, documentation • Resumes and cover letters • Goals and plans (SMART goals)
  26. 26. The “e” factorAdvantages and opportunities• Information Management – Collecting, archiving, making different versions• Measureability – Frameworks, rubrics, summative tracking• Interoperability – Communication with other ICT systems via APIs, open standards• Sharing – “One to many”, digital copies, links to specific pages• Multimedia – Video, audio, digital images, online presentations…and scanned docs• Internet skills – Online research: documents, networks, Internet literacy• Collaboration – Easy to add comments, edit, mentor, coach• Personal Learning Environment – Integrated learning environment, professional network, digital identity
  27. 27. Essential Skills ePortfolioProgram overview• Adapt the paper curriculum• Leverage the “e” factor• Embed authentic ICT skills – Use relevant software applications – Use accessible multimedia hardware• Provide ongoing learning support – Gap training / PD for SMART goals using Moodle
  28. 28. Vision for Career Portfolio ManitobaCareer development for life• 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
  29. 29. MaharaOpen Source ePortfolio
  30. 30. The “Mahoodle” ecosystem INSTRUCTOR LED Export artefacts (learning products) “Single Sign On”Submit for recognitionLinks to artefacts & views;assignments, evidence for outcomes USER DRIVEN
  31. 31. The “Mahoodle” ecosystemBlended learning•Synch/asynch, in class/online•Exposition•Assess for comprehension•Build knowledge INSTRUCTOR LED Export artefacts (learning products) “Single Sign On” Submit for recognition Links to artefacts & views; assignments, evidence for outcomes USER DRIVEN Mahara tools: Blog, forum, views Human capital Collect, Select, Reflect… Employability Networks Artefacts, commentary, dialogue Skills transfer Peers, mentors KSA asset building Other Web 2.0 tools:
  32. 32. International connectionThe Development Manager (TDM)
  33. 33. Implementation http://careerportfolio.mb.caOnline tour
  34. 34. Next steps• Pilot• Train the trainer• Iterate, adapt – Audiences, delivery formats• More business planning• Build partnerships• Grow
  35. 35. Community of communities“Small pieces, loosely joined” Government Student Information Records Portals eGovernment Employer HR Single Window Management Service Systems Online Localized Credential Mahoodle Labour Market Verification Hub Information Web 2.0 Job Boards, YouTube Recruitment LinkedIn Sites Twitter… Online Personal Mentoring Networks, Services Communities
  36. 36. Don Presantdon@learningagents.ca (204) 219-5933