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  • ePortfolios form a part of this complex picture and can provide a route to gain access to various services
  • Digital Ecosystem | MISC Conference London 2010

    1. 1. Kirstie Coolin The Centre for International ePortfolio Development, University of Nottingham Smashing Through the Boundaries Developing Components in a Regional Ecosystem for Learners, Institutions and Employers K. Coolin, T. Kirkham, S. Winfield, S. Wood MISC 2010 London Thursday 22 th January 2010
    2. 2. <ul><li>Aim of this workshop </li></ul><ul><li>Who are we? </li></ul><ul><li>The Regional context </li></ul><ul><li>The National drivers </li></ul><ul><li>What are the local boundaries? </li></ul><ul><li>What would we like to achieve? </li></ul><ul><li>How and What? </li></ul><ul><li>Vision for a regional ecosystem </li></ul>Kirstie Coolin, January 2010
    3. 3. The Centre for International ePortfolio Development Kirstie Coolin, January 2010
    4. 4. The Centre for International ePortfolio Development Working with regional partners on interoperable solutions since 2003 National and international work Working with JISC, BECTA, EU, FE and HE partners, LLN, Connexions, Aimhigher, UCAS… and other partners in regional and (inter)national projects. In the areas of… Data and interoperability ePortfolio Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) Enhancing learning information for admissions Employability Widening participation Regional partnerships Kirstie Coolin, January 2010
    5. 5. The Centre for International ePortfolio Development Kirstie Coolin, January 2010 Our Technical 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
    6. 6. <ul><li>Joining up and enhancing already existing systems and practice </li></ul><ul><li>Responding to policy drivers </li></ul><ul><li>Addressing future priorities </li></ul><ul><li>Maintaining/improving services </li></ul><ul><li>Through: </li></ul><ul><li>Development of networks </li></ul><ul><li>Working collaboratively </li></ul><ul><li>Focussing on stakeholder needs </li></ul><ul><li>Removing artificial boundaries </li></ul>Kirstie Coolin, January 2010
    7. 7. <ul><li>TAS3 – Trust architecture for data sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Developing XCRI services with learning providers, 14-19 Prospectuses and Regional courses + progression database </li></ul><ul><li>SAMSON – Joining up employers, work-based learners and learning providers through shared architecture </li></ul><ul><li>Standardising and piloting the Common Application Process for schools/Further Education to support transition </li></ul><ul><li>ePortfolio trials for 1000+ users within Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire </li></ul><ul><li>Skills Audit – online tools for marketing skills/raising aspiration </li></ul><ul><li>JOSEPH Project – IAG and ePortfolio service </li></ul>Projects with regional impact – East Midlands Kirstie Coolin, January 2010
    8. 8. National Drivers <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, BIS </li></ul>Kirstie Coolin, January 2010 <ul><li>New ways of working and learning </li></ul><ul><li>Lifelong and informal learning </li></ul><ul><li>User-centric ePortfolios </li></ul><ul><li>Portable technology </li></ul><ul><li>Less institutional constraints </li></ul><ul><li>Distributed learning </li></ul><ul><li>Learner expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment </li></ul>
    9. 9. Kirstie Coolin, November 2009 <ul><li>Demand-led, self-directed, flexible delivery </li></ul><ul><li>Provide more services for less </li></ul><ul><li>Need for infrastructure to support this </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration to join systems to help deliver / support a future landscape </li></ul>
    10. 10. <ul><li>Developing a Regional Ecosystem for learning and skills </li></ul>Kirstie Coolin, January 2010
    11. 11. Kirstie Coolin, November 2009
    12. 12. Where to start? Kirstie Coolin, January 2010
    13. 13. CIePD projects: Begin Locally Encourage agencies to use standard/ shared keys and vocabularies Build on existing practice/systems Future proofing systems for potential changes Regional systems and processes Locked into siloes Repetition and complexity of processes Inconsistent data
    14. 14. Breaking the Boundaries 1 Kirstie Coolin, January 2010 An incremental, bottom-up approach to regional implementation has resulted in real progress, introducing open standards and service-based technology into organisations to develop a sustainable and extensible ecosystem. Evolution, not Revolution?
    15. 15. <ul><li>Streamlining flow of learning opportunities - XCRI implementation amongst agencies </li></ul><ul><li>ePortfolio interoperability - Introducing LEAP2A into regional implementations, trialling the ‘thin’ ePortfolio within SAMSON project </li></ul><ul><li>Application Processes - local college application across borders, response to existing context </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting re-usable services </li></ul>Breaking the Boundaries 2 Kirstie Coolin, January 2010 For Example…
    16. 16. 14-19 Prospectuses IAG CAP Your Future East Midlands Employees Learners Stakeholders in the Regional ecosystem ePortfolio / learner PLE Bordering regions Kirstie Coolin © Centre for International ePortfolio Development, University of Nottingham, October 2009   LMI Comp. FEIs FEIs FEIs Schools Schools Schools HEIs HEIs HEIs Training Providers Training Providers Local authorities Sector skills councils Regional bodies HEIs HEIs Employers
    17. 17. Vision: A Regional Ecosystem <ul><li>Numerous ways to present data to a range of audiences - user interaction through ePortfolio, portal, web 2.0 efficient and cost effective - Lightweight + affordable - </li></ul><ul><li>Flow of accurate courses information around regional systems </li></ul><ul><li>Merging cross-border Processes </li></ul><ul><li>Responsiveness to changing government objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Shift institutional boundaries – flexible systems for employers, providers and learners </li></ul>Kirstie Coolin, January 2010
    18. 18. Collaboration between stakeholders Sometimes with conflicting priorities and interests. Need to communicate technical concepts Driver – cost effectiveness No need for outside governance or maintenance. Why do we need to do this? Standards embedded into existing organisational systems Where possible, transform and enhance lifelong learning processes, rather than create Models of ownership? Access to data & “my data” – need to be tested and worked through Institutional boundaries? Kirstie Coolin, January 2010 Factors for cultural change
    19. 19. Thank You [email_address] Centre for International ePortfolio Development University of Nottingham