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Diverse Practice, Shared Representation: Leap2A for e-Portfolio Portability?


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Presented by Simon Grant, JISC CETIS at ePortfolio Scotland 2010 (10th September, Queen Margaret University)

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Diverse Practice, Shared Representation: Leap2A for e-Portfolio Portability?

  1. 1. Diverse practice, shared representation: Leap2A for e-portfolio portability Simon Grant JISC CETIS
  2. 2. Tools?
  3. 3. Practices?
  4. 4. Information?
  5. 5. Previous practice … … current practice … … future practice
  6. 6. <ul><li>maximise the range of learner-owned information </li></ul><ul><li>from any past or present portfolio practice </li></ul><ul><li>available to other present or future portfolio practices </li></ul><ul><li>involving any suitable tools </li></ul>
  7. 7. conceive of the information in common terms transfer it using a common representation
  8. 8. Back to the idea of maximising … How did we attempt this for Leap2A?
  9. 9. Leap2A methodology <ul><li>direct involvement of practice-informed portfolio systems developers </li></ul><ul><li>keeping things as simple as is reasonable, while not losing useful detail </li></ul><ul><li>bringing out and explicitly representing the different assumptions of different systems </li></ul><ul><li>accepting that 100% reuse is by nature not often possible </li></ul>
  10. 10. Leap2A specification <ul><li>Think of a portfolio as a blog collection: items </li></ul><ul><ul><li>say one thing or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>describe one thing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>may be linked to attached files as &quot;resources&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Leap2A allows us to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>say what kind of thing each item is </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>say how items are related </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>categorise them further </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Leap2A types of item <ul><li>entry </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>achievement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>activity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>affiliation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>meeting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>organization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>person </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>publication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>resource </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>selection </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Leap2A relationships <ul><li>Reflection e.g. entries reflecting on activities </li></ul><ul><li>Whole-part e.g. shorter activities within longer programmes </li></ul><ul><li>Support e.g. organization supporting activity </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence e.g. a resource evidencing an ability </li></ul><ul><li>Agenda, outcomes, attendance e.g. for meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Threads of conversation for entries and comments (already in Atom) </li></ul>
  13. 13. Leap2A categories <ul><li>e.g. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SWOT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>learning cycle (cf Kolb) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>life area </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>user-defined tags </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Leap2A lives at Thanks for your attention! Any questions?