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1 Rose Papworth Charlie Papworth Hull College Higher Education Learning Portfolio for Placements HELPP

2 Hull College JISC Project - HELPP Today we will –Demonstrate how using blogs and e-portfolios have aided work-based learners –Use so far, after a year, and what we’ve found HEA project –What we’re doing now JISC project

3 HEA ICS HE in FE Mini-Project 2006 / 2007 Foundation Degree Software Design and Development (full-time) One-day-a-week work placements Regular, but infrequent tutor visits

4 HEA ICS HE in FE Mini-Project Issues: Limited support/feedback for students and mentors Hard to keep track of project progress Personal Development Planning –Standard documents = chore –Blogs can = diaries rather than reflection Non-traditional students

5 HEA ICS HE in FE Mini-Project Project rationale - use an online environment to: Facilitate tripartite conversation between learner, employer and tutor Increase support for all parties via online provision Provide an online placement contract to keep track of progress Develop personal reflection via blogs and mentor/tutor comments (PDP) –social constructivist perspective Use an e-portfolio to facilitate widening participation via personalisation

6 HEA ICS HE in FE Mini-Project Elgg environment – free-to-use, open source: Individual and community blogs with comments Flexible e-portfolio space Access controls – important for sensitive developments Open source to develop an online work placement contract Good feedback on Elgg usability

7 HEA ICS HE in FE Mini-Project Elgg environment – online placement contract: Check boxes to sign off progress by each party

8 HEA ICS HE in FE Mini-Project Elgg environment in use: 11 second year students as focus group Work placement project At least 12 blog entries during placement (weekly) –Entries not graded Employers and tutors read posts and commented - students responded via comments E-portfolio space used to share documents as required rather than assessment

9 HEA ICS HE in FE Mini-Project Encouraging reflection via comments: Probing questions to facilitate reflection

10 HEA ICS HE in FE Mini-Project Conclusion - evaluation of use: Most students posted regularly –Harder to get employers to comment Students enjoyed using blogs as more immediate and aided reflection – better than standard PDP documents E-portfolio helped share documents Outcomes and progress more easily monitored Enabled better communication and support

11 HEA ICS HE in FE Mini-Project For the future!: Students indicated that employers needed reminding to comment and that the quality of employer comments varied –Better mentor training on the use of comments to aid reflection Led to the JISC-funded project –Using Elgg in a similar manner with other subjects at Hull College

12 JISC Project - HELPP How we’re using Elgg this semester: Work-based learning for first year FD’s Part-time FD Business Information Technology - distance unit Full-time FD Software Design and Development – face-to-face –Use of community to seek help / store ‘tasks’ –Small tasks build into assessment –Blogs enable sharing of knowledge via compulsory comments –Use of blogs and e-portfolio for assessment

13 JISC Project - HELPP How we’re using Elgg this semester: Personal and Professional Development Third year BSc Computing (research skills) –Reflection assessed via blog entries –Enhanced via comments –Using I-pods to record interviews and upload to e-portfolio –Use of Elgg presentations to evidence individual contributions First year FD Business and Management –Four blog entries for reflection enhanced via comments –Induction/training materials developed

14 JISC Project - HELPP How we’re using Elgg this semester: Blogs and e-portfolio work must be chosen for assessment –Some private entries may not want to be used Interoperability issues –Download system developed –Files chosen, zip file created –When unzipped, an HTML-based interface to view files is created –Still being tested!

15 JISC Project - HELPP Evaluation of Elgg use: –Communities important for tutors to ‘organise’ classes –Communities also help students limit access –Access controls on profile and assessed work important to explain –Students who already use social software (e.g. MySpace, Facebook) pick up Elgg easily –However, some get very confused between community and personal file storage

16 Hull College JISC Project – HELPP Further information: HEA page: MP.htm JISC page: e_elearning_capital/el_heinfe/helpp.aspx JISC Project web site:


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