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2 E-portfolios: National policy and local practice Phil Harley Transition Strategy Manager City of Nottingham Local Authority, UK E-portfolios: Mapping the Future, University of Nottingham – May 8th 2006

3 National Policies DfES Five Year Strategy 14-19: Education and Skills White Paper Youth Matters Green Paper DfES e-Strategy Harnessing Technology Skills Strategy Framework for Achievement QCA blueprint for e-assessment

4 Priorities (1) Personalised Learning Putting the learner at the heart of the education system Not a new concept but technology offers a means to realise the aim

5 Personalised learning and e-learning Learning platforms as a tool to personalise learning experience and provide personalised learning space as a route to an e-portfolio A way to personalise content Support individual learning styles and needs

6 Priorities (2) Improve advice and guidance Services do not utilise new technology Ensure integrated online personal support for learners Good, impartial and accessible advice and guidance free from stereotyping prospectus Individual Learning Plans

7 Priorities (3) Progression Schools need to track student achievement at levels 2 and 3 beyond their institution a system where the individual learner can demonstrate to another institution, an employer, or to a parent, what they have done, how they are succeeding and who they are Michael Stevenson DfES

8 Priorities (4) Partnership Education Improvement Partnerships, Area Strategy groups only way to deliver agenda management of increasingly individualised learning, in a variety of institutions and the workplace through e-learning and other methods White Paper

9 Priorities (5) Achievement A pupil profile recording achievement Unitisation of qualifications, credit framework to bank over time – will need accurate tracking Strengthening of vocational skills programmes Integration of e-assessment into public exam system

10 Priorities (6) Improving transition More ongoing transitions as personalisation takes effect Government targets for recruitment and retention 90% of 17 year olds in education by % more young people completing apprenticeships by 2007/08 72% achieving level 2 qualifications by 2008

11 E-portfolios Definitions Not a new product or process Vary greatly, from an electronic file store to a virtual model of the learning process Usually relate to a learning process e.g. transition, personalisation, accreditation, reflection Ties other functions and systems together

12 E-portfolio BECTA Definition The electronic process and services through which outcomes of learning and assessment are recorded The process and services through which outcomes and evidence are used to support transitions between phases of learning and career development across a lifetime

13 E-portfolio BECTA Definition A process of presenting digital evidence of progress and achievement to self and others A process to support reflection on learning through creating a personal narrative of progress

14 Functional Definition A collection of authentic and diverse evidence (drawn from a larger archive) Representing what a person/organisation has learned over time (after reflection) Designed for presentation to one or more audiences for a particular purpose Process and Product

15 The Vision A Passport designed to fit and influence national context but created through local partnership An electronic Passport for Progression managed by the student A Passport which supports individual planning and achievement across the curriculum The beginnings of a lifelong e-portfolio used to make applications electronically at key transition points

16 Passportfolio Learners Achievement Zone Reviewing Zone Presenting Zone Teachers Information Zone Monitoring Zone

17 Achievement Zone Personal data Work Related Curriculum Work Experience Achievement Transcript Reviewing Zone Student Self Review CEG Programme Skills Assessment Individual learning plan LIFELONGLIFELONG L I F E W I D E Presenting Zone Application forms Transcript Curriculum Vitae EnquiryApplication Induction

18 Passportfolio Messages Work Diary Research Reminders Ask Aardvark





23 Reviewing Zone STEP 1: About Me STEP 2: My Skills STEP 3: My Learning Styles STEP 4: My Ambitions STEP 5: Getting Started STEP 6: Getting There STEP 7: Setting Goals Individual Learning Plan


25 Interoperability The application form is marked up as UKLeaP (UKLeaP is a relational XML format, British Standard BS8788) The local PDP system connects to the Web Service on the destination system The data is transferred The destination system parses and stores the data

26 Success factors Identifying institutional priorities and offering to solve problems Recognising cultural differences Championing and enabling partnership and collaboration within an independent framework Supporting the varying levels of awareness and technical knowledge

27 Current thinking Nottingham Reference Model A modular model to deliver the personalisation agenda A thin e-portfolio drawing on a range of expanding web services Orchestrated and prioritised by the learner?

28 ePortfolio: ILP

29 References The original e-portfolio can be found at Details of the Centre for International e- portfolio Development at Nottingham at An article giving more detail on Passportfolio National policies at Definition at

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