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Lifelong Learning on the Open Wave: Casting off from the Institution

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Presentación del Centro para el Desarrollo Internacional de los e-portfolios sobre el aprendizaje a lo largo de toda la vida, aprendizaje no formal y e-portfolios, en el marco del proyecto Samson (http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/eportfolio/samson/index.shtml)

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Lifelong Learning on the Open Wave: Casting off from the Institution

  1. 1. Lifelong Learning on the Open Wave: Casting off from the Institution ALT-C 2010 Nottingham Kirstie Coolin Centre for International ePortfolio Development University of Nottingham [email_address]
  2. 2. The Centre for International ePortfolio Development Kirstie Coolin, September 2010 Our Priorities: • Learner-owned technologies • Service Oriented Architectures • Interoperability through open standards • ‘ Thin’ eportfolio models using distributed data • Re-using, not rewriting Delivering • scalability • sustainability • reduced cost
  3. 3. New way of working and learning <ul><li>“ The focus will be on a greater diversity of models of learning: part-time, work-based, foundation degrees and studying whilst at home” Higher Ambitions 2010 </li></ul>Employability | Work-based learning | CPD | internships | modularisation | Lifelong and informal learning | Less institutional constraints | Distributed learning | Learner expectations | Assessment Kirstie Coolin, September 2010
  4. 4. Evolving approach to technology <ul><li>Historically, learners’ interaction with technology (VLE, ePortfolio…) confined within institutional boundaries </li></ul><ul><li>“ Emphasis on flexible and lifelong learning heralds a surge of interest in lightweight, affordable technologies among new types of user ” … including employers </li></ul>Kirstie Coolin, September 2010 “… lifelong learner data and processes should be disaggregated from the institution if ePortfolio tools are to prove meaningful for lifelong learners.”
  5. 5. Surfacing the tensions? <ul><li>Practical concerns vs broader individual benefits? </li></ul><ul><li>Recent progress in developing interoperability standards, federation and early piloting has unlocked this door; </li></ul><ul><li>A change in institutional culture is required to push it open. </li></ul>Kirstie Coolin, September 2010
  6. 6. <ul><li>Shifting institutional boundaries </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible systems for employers, providers and learners </li></ul><ul><li>How? </li></ul><ul><li>Numerous ways to present data to a range of audiences - user interaction through ePortfolio, portals, web 2.0, mobile technology - efficient and cost effective </li></ul><ul><li>Ownership models | Learner-centred activity | Flexibility | Embedded standards |Secure and seamless interfaces between systems </li></ul>Kirstie Coolin, September 2010
  7. 7. Sea changes… <ul><li>Practice based/demand led learning processes </li></ul><ul><li>‘ roles and responsibilities’ , Identity management </li></ul><ul><li>Secure window onto the university’s relevant data </li></ul><ul><li>Distributed systems/interoperability, shared services, cloud computing </li></ul><ul><li>Modularisation, mobile technology, </li></ul><ul><li>Open standards, Leap2A, XCRI, linked data </li></ul><ul><li>Security, federation, trust, oAuth, Shibboleth </li></ul>Kirstie Coolin, September 2010
  8. 8. Kirstie Coolin, September 2010 Modularisation of learner-owned ePortfolio processes and targeted data sharing re-used in different technological contexts according to roles and responsibilities.
  9. 9. Thank You + Questions <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>References: </li></ul><ul><li>ePortfolios and Lifelong Learners http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/eportfolio/leapahead/ePFLLN.shtml </li></ul><ul><li>Shared Architecture for eMployer, Student and Organisational Networking (SAMSON) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/eportfolio/samson/index.shtml </li></ul><ul><li>Range of CIePD projects </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/eportfolio </li></ul>

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