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Open Badges, ePortfolios and Co-Curricular Records

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For the Badge Alliance Community Call January 20, 2016: http://etherpad.badgealliance.org/CC2016January20

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Open Badges, ePortfolios and Co-Curricular Records

  1. 1. Open Badges, ePortfolios and Co-Curricular Records Suggestions for loosely coupled solutions for authentic graduate outcomes and lifelong employability January 20, 2016 Don Presant
  2. 2. “Paper Silos” Issues with certification today freedesignfile.com/92259 Transparency issues  “Dumb” paper often needs other documents, e.g. syllabus  Proxy only – not the “whole story”  Easy to forge Physical issues  Difficult to share, easy to lose Recognition issues  Lack of granularity  Lack of context  no links to supporting evidence  Experiential learning not valued  Lack of alignment, transfer, articulation (“stackability”)
  3. 3. Soft Skills disconnect... 2015 AACU Study
  4. 4. 70:20:10 Rule Not all learning takes place in the classroom deakinprime.com wikipedia.org Estimated time spent in school and informal learning environments. Best available statistics for a whole year basis on how much time people at different points across the lifespan spend in formal instructional environments. (Reproduced with permission of The LIFE Center.) Continuing Education learning delivery model at DeakinPrime (Australia) “Balances the need for you to practise and learn in the workplace while providing you with the foundational understanding required to reposition your mind.”
  5. 5. Co-Curricular Records A transcript for graduate employability ccr.utoronto.ca bit.ly/TrentU_CCR
  6. 6. Good for Student Recognition? Issues with Co-Curricular Records Only “approved” (campus) activities  No academic service/experiential learning, research  No off-campus employment, community service Portal-generated, mostly time-based Little/no reflection, evidence, integration  Few tools or opportunities, especially after upload  No ePortfolio integration Summative, “one time ”paper report from a database  A “laundry list”: linear, siloed, inflexible, archaic (NB: some variation in functionality between platforms & product suites)
  7. 7. Why Such a Narrow Scope? Academic Transcript Co- Curricular Record Approved Co-Curricular. Activities Personal Life Experience -past -currentWork Experience -past -current Accredited Experiential Learning Unapproved Co-Curricular Activities Courses Thesis / Capstone Project PLAR/RPL Experienced Learning Formal Learning
  8. 8. Is LinkedIn enough? With ideas from: Does LinkedIn work as an ePortfolio? PRO Awareness Workplace focus Evidence Slideshare, infographics, videos Recommendations (?!) Social network “Friend of a Friend” Personal Learning Network LinkedIn Groups Timelines Lynda.com CON Lack of flexibility Customization, alignment Versioning Interoperability - feeding to/from other sites No Archiving File storage No private modes Reflection, formative assessment, mentoring Minimal learning support Self-assessment, plans, rubrics, etc. Audience bias White collar Older worker (79% are 35+) Ownership/privacy control Terms of Use, business model
  9. 9. Your “Accidental ePortfolio” Tracking your digital footprints – study 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% Use Google or other search engines to research candidates Research the candidate on Facebook Monitor the candidate’s activity on Twitter Employers who would… n = 2,775 US/Canada July 2013 cb.com/18xbgez Some of the search activity happens before candidates are even called for a job interview.
  10. 10. 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 & knowledge transfer Tracy Penny Light, CAPLA 2013 • Formative/Summative (FOR/OF) • Workshop/Showcase
  11. 11. >75% 5 key learning outcomes: critical thinking, complex problem-solving, written and oral communication and applied knowledge in real-world settings “It Takes More than a Major” 2013 survey of 318 employers bit.ly/AAEEBL13_AACU Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) 93% Candidate’s demonstrated capacity to think critically, communicate clearly, and solve complex problems is more important than their undergraduate major >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
  12. 12. University President’s Vision Alan Davis, Kwantlen Polytechnic University BC RPL Summit presentation March 2013
  13. 13. Benefits of ePortfolios Employer acceptance 2015 AACU survey aacu.org 2015 EVIDENCE OF SOFT SKILLS IS KEY e.g. “effective communication, applied skills, evidence-based reasoning, and ethical decision-making” Designed for learning and development More supportive, flexible than Web 2.0 tools; good for RPL Personal control and privacy Not at the mercy of social media business models Integrated public/private use Archive, reflective chamber, showcase, recognition tool
  14. 14. Critical mass in the US 52% US undergraduates use ePortfolio Campus Computing 2013 (n=451)
  15. 15. ePortfolios: Not a Magic Bullet Questions that need asking Are ePortfolios really student-centred? Is an ePortfolio just another way of getting a grade? Is ePortfolio just another way of “reporting up”? If ePortfolios are used for learning assessment, are you prepared to assess for prior learning? If it is a tool for transition:  What happens when a student brings an ePortfolio to your institution, say from high school?  Will your students want to keep their ePortfolios after they graduate?  Will you do this as a favour, or a deliberate strategy? Are they too much work?
  16. 16. Lipscomb University/Polaris Fortune 500 Competency Performance Model www.lipscomb.edu/professionalstudies/core-for-employers “CORE measures 15 competencies on a badge system, which is based on a nationally respected and Fortune 500-proven competency performance model—the Polaris Assessment System. Companies already utilizing this system include Nike, PetSmart, Disney, Mars, Wendy’s among many others.”
  17. 17. Recognizing Co-Curricular Learning University of Michigan
  18. 18. “If you add up all the time undergraduate students spend in their four years at college, only about 8 percent of their time is on the curricular, and 92 percent is on everything else. ....the light really went on when we saw how well the service learning students picked up on this opportunity to earn badges and showcase them in their eportfolios, at the same time truly highlighting, as never before, their co-curricular experiences.” G. Alex Ambrose Professor of Practice, Associate Ass. Director of ePortfolio Assessment Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning University of Notre Dame Showcasing the Co-Curricular ePortfolios & Open Badges at Notre Dame campustechnology.com
  19. 19. Deakin University Badges for Employability Soft Skills “Communication is the fundamental generic skill needed to attain employment and to engage in professional written, oral and interpersonal communication with colleagues, clients and the general public.” deakin.edu.au
  20. 20. Deakin University Displayed on Social Media t.co/ior8y5pbqe
  21. 21. DeakinDigital: Credentials for your career deakindigital.com Recognition of Professional Practice Targeted at mid-career professionals; an alternative to traditional higher education Lower cost, less time commitment Modular evidence-based credentials for capabilities achieved through independent learning, experience and employment Meaningful to employers Used for continuous career development
  22. 22. Career Pathways Humanitarian PLE - across the career lifecycle Talent Pipeline Recruitment Induction Formative Assessment Gap Training Team Building Performance Management Talent Management Experience Achievements Professional Development Career Development Leadership Development SME Specialization Career Change Outplacement External Performance Support Google, YouTube External repositories Coaching and Mentoring Other External Learning MOOCs, Open Ed Resources, Personal Learning Network, Communities of Practice OCBA OCG Academic recognition? New Career? OCB OCA OCP Other MSF LMSs such as: HRIS/ERP Systems Performance Management System Talent Management System Skills Marketplace Demand Supply Badge Passport/ ePortfolio Digital Credentials External Recognition Other Humanitarian LMSs such as: Workplace Assessments & Achievements New Mission? New MSF role?
  23. 23. A Badge-Enabled Skills Ecosystem “Small pieces, loosely joined” Promotion New Specialization New Career New Mission TYPES OF LEARNING AND RECOGNITION RECORD OF LEARNING DISPLAY OF LEARNING TRANSFER OF LEARNING and/or: Mozilla Backpack Open Badge Passport & other Backpacks Websites: Online Communities: ePortfolios: Skills Passport LMS Profiles: Informal and Non-formal Workshops, CoPs Formal PSE/PD e-Campus Logistics Roles Awards & Recognition Experiences (debriefed) HAITI 2010 Functional Skills Trainer WatSan
  24. 24. Open Badges, CCR, ePortfolios Friends...with benefits? Academic Transcript Co-Curricular Record Experienced Learning Formal Learning ePortfolio/Passport Accredited Experiential Learning Degree Courses Thesis / Capstone Project Unapproved Co-Curricular Activities Work Experience -past -current Open Courses, PD Approved Co-Curricular. Activities Personal Life Experience -past -current PLAR/RPL
  25. 25. Potential Institutional Reach Constellation of Possible ePortfolio Stakeholders “Documenting Learning with ePortfolios: A Guide for College Instructors” Penny Light, Chen, Ittelson 2012 Continuing Education, Professional Development
  26. 26. Small pieces…loosely joined Personal Learning Environment Social Media Backpack (Passport) Badge Platform Outside Community Institution LMS, SRS ePortfolio Badge Claim Story Story Badge Badge Badge Badge Badge Badge Badge Artefact Artefact Badge Badge With assistance from @szerge Campus Portals CCRWIL •Other institutions •Trainers •Open learning •Employers •Volunteer organizations Badges Careers
  27. 27. The future is already here; it’s just not very evenly dis tributed. William Gibson Final thoughts en.wikiquote.org openepic.eu
  28. 28. @donpresant littoraly.wordpress.com bit.ly/ep_ccr

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