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  • ePortfolio Symposium presentation

    1. 1. National Symposium on e-Portfolios: 11 th June, 2008 Current Practice and Emerging Models Jerry Leeson
    2. 2. ePortfolio Classifications <ul><li>‘ ePortfolios mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people ’ </li></ul><ul><li>Some classifications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EPICC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Assessment, showcase, development, reflective </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>JISC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Presentation, transition, learning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Becta </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Learning, assessment, presentation, transition </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IMS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Assessment, presentation, learning, personal development, multiple owner, working </li></ul></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Current Situation RPL RPL RPL RPL Id7 Id1 Id2 Id3 Id4 Id5 Idnnn.. Id8 Id6 Id12 Id11 Id10 Id9
    4. 11. Read/Write Web <ul><li>Is this my ePortfolio? </li></ul>
    5. 15. Identity <ul><li>Identity is obviously a key component of an e-Portfolio </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How many student/digital identities do you have or even estimate a lifelong learner will have? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is there something that can be done to help manage this? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>UK Unique Learner Number (ULN) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lifelong access to authenticated record of achievements </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Australia (AAF for Higher Education) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identities in the AAF will be provided by IdP’s (typically Universities) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Identity is linked to an organisation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>But will be able to move from one organisation to another organisation </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Access rights largely based around the type of affiliation you have with an organisation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Will this work (from a lifelong learner perspective)? </li></ul></ul>
    6. 16. Impact of Web 2.0 <ul><li>Organisational e-Portfolios vs Web 2.0 services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Organisational e-Portfolios </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Strong integration with other aspects of the organisation (course, curriculum, assessment etc) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Satisfy specific needs within organisational boundaries very well </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What happens when learner leaves the organisation? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Who owns the content? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Gaining widespread support </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>In preference to organisational e-Portfolios? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Not constrained by organisational boundaries </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>W ho owns the content? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Trust? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Longevity? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Strong support for learner-owned e-Portfolios </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learners must own and be in control of their portfolios </li></ul></ul>
    7. 17. A services model for e-Portfolios <ul><li>JISC ePortfolio Engine Reference Model </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ePortfolio described as a set of services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>These services could be web services that are distributed across the Web </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An ePortfolio implementation could be seen as an aggregation of a set of portfolio related services relevant to a particular set of needs (eg resume builder, planner, evidence store, presentation builder etc) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organisations and ePortfolio system builders need not be responsible for providing all the services that are required by the users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recognises that there is no ‘one size fits all approach’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opportunity exists to include more generic web services to provide some of the functionality (eg blogs, document/image sharing services etc) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What are the policy considerations for such a model? </li></ul></ul>
    8. 18. Service based implementation Users Certificate supplement? E-Portfolio ‘engine planning CV builder RPL claims reflection evidence networks identity access Claim verification authoring presentation aggregation Course information syndication Artefact mgmt
    9. 20. Policy and Business Issues <ul><li>Guidelines for the development and provision of e-Portfolio services </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility and Customisation </li></ul><ul><li>Storage </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Where? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>H ow long? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How much </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Seems to be a major issue for a number of the organisational based e-Portfolios that we looked at </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Accessibility </li></ul><ul><li>Identity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learner Identity Management Framework (LIMF) / Australian Access Federation (AAF) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evidence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A uthenticity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Data exchange </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Policies and procedures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Formats </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interoperability (data format, vocabularies, qualifications etc </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ownership / Custodianship </li></ul>
    10. 21. Interoperability
    11. 22. Some definitions <ul><li>Standards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A definition: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ A Standard is a published document which sets out specifications and procedures designed to ensure that a material, product, method or service is fit for its purpose and consistently performs in the way it was intended.” (Standards Australia website: http://www.standards.org.au/cat.asp?catid=2 - March 2008) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Interoperability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Requires standards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enables us to make ePortfolio related information portable (eg aggregation, syndication, migration) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Complete interoperability requires agreement on: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Communications method </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Common data format </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Semantics </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>vocabularies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Difficult to achieve </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How necessary is it? </li></ul></ul>
    12. 23. Some Standards and specifications <ul><li>E -Portfolio related standards: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IMS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ePortfolio </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>RDCEO </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>LIP </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Content Packaging </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Vocabulary Definition Exchange </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>General Web services </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RSS, Atom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WebDAV </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>W3C </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Microformats (eg hResume) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shibboleth / MAMS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HR-XML </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FOAF </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>opensocial </li></ul></ul>
    13. 25. Thank you

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