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									                          e-Portfolios: an overview of JISC activity
                                                                   Lisa Gray

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 Why e-portfolios?
      – Policy context
             • Personalisation
             • Widening participation
                    – DfES review of fair admissions to HE (2004)
                    – 14-19 Diploma developments – learners working with a number of providers
             • Lifelong learning
                    – DfES e-Strategy (2005)
                    – Bologna
             • Skills and employability
                    – Leitch Review of Skills (2006)
             • Achievement and attainment
                    – Burgess Scoping Report (2004) and Final Report (2007)
                    – QCA Blueprint for e-Assessment – 2004

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 Why e-portfolios?
     – Additional institutional drivers
            • Retention of students issue
            • Reflective learning – developing independent and autonomous learners
            • Commitment to personal development planning processes in HE
            • Lifelong learning and CPD
            • Subject agendas and subject differences
     – Pre-HE
            • A developing curriculum with a skills emphasis
            • Awarding of credits for units and qualifications – Qualifications and Credit
            • MIAP – Learner Record

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                   Exercise: What is an e-portfolio?

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                                                                           Some definitions:

               ‘The research team worked from an understanding of e-portfolios that
               incorporates both process and product, and includes a range of tools
               within a system that links with other systems. Broadly, the product (e-
               portfolio) is a purposeful selection of items (evidence) chosen at a point
               in time from a repository or archive, with a particular audience in mind.
               The processes that are required to create e-portfolios for any purpose
               include capturing and ongoing storage of material, selection, reflection
               and presentation.’

                   Hartnell-Young et al (2007): The Impact of e-Portfolios on Learning.
                     Coventry. Becta

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                                                                       Some definitions:

               ‘Definitions of an e-portfolio tend to include the following elements:
            • A collection of digital resources
            • That provide evidence of an individual’s progress and achievements
            • Drawn from both formal and informal learning activities
            • That are personally managed and owned by the learner
            • That can be used for review, reflection and personal development
            • That can be selectively accessed by other interested parties e.g.
              teachers, peers, assessors, awarding bodies, prospective employers’

               Helen Beetham, 2005

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                                                     Working to a consensus…

 An e-portfolio is the product, created by learner, a collection of digital
  artefacts articulating learning, experiences and achievements…

    ‘An e-portfolio is a purposeful aggregation of digital items –
    ideas, evidence, reflections, feedback etc., which ‘presents’
    a selected audience with evidence of a person’s learner
    and/or ability’
                                           CETIS SIG mailing list discussions

 Learners create ‘presentational’ e-portfolios through the use of tools or
  systems, and in the process can be inherently supported to develop one
  or more key skills such as collecting, selecting, reflecting, sharing,
  collaborating, annotating and presenting (e-portfolio related processes)

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                  Purposes & Tools
                                                               Celebrating learning
                                                               Personal planning
                                                               Transition/entry to courses
                                           E-portfolios to     Employment applications
                                      present for different    Professional registration
                                                              Capturing & storing
                                        Tools to support      evidence
                                        processes             Reflecting
                                                              Giving feedback
                                                              Presenting to an audience
                                       Space (local or remote) to store
                                      resources and an archive of evidence

                                                           From Elizabeth Hartnell-Young
                                                           (2007), ‘Developing an ePortfolio
                                                           culture from the early years’
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      ‘.like a filing cabinet online, but it’s got a dialogue with it as well…’
 ‘The fact you can put video and tell your story …’
                       ‘It’s an addictive thing to use both academically and socially’
 ‘The VLE are owned by the institution and the e-portfolio is owned by me’

                                ‘It takes the CV into the modern era’
 ‘e-Portfolio tools enable students to make the all-important connections
  between the curriculum and the other things they do’
 ‘An e-portfolio should be your opportunity to draw on everything you have
                    already created to make your own story’
                                        ‘a lifeline of communication’

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 Exercise: To what purposes might you put an

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                                                    Overview of JISC work

 Learners create different kinds of presentational portfolio, for a range of
  purposes, e.g.:
     – Application and transition to study or job
     – Assessment – both of learning and for learning
     – Personal development planning (PDP), continuing professional
       development (CPD), appraisal, professional accreditation
 e-Portfolio tools can support a number of processes including reflective
  learning and personal development planning
     – Guiding and developing learning over time, in formal education,
       training and employment
 …and support the representation of identity (persona), development of
  self-esteem, self-awareness and self-confidence

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                             Supporting application, transition, assessment….
 Presenting to others:
     – A number of projects are investigating issues around application to
       university and supporting transition:
            • Direct support from local schools and colleges
            • Supporting the development of key skills and study skills on transfer
              to HE
            • Link with ‘taster’ and preparatory mini-courses
            • National UCAS entry system
     – Portfolios for use in applying for jobs or work placements – including a
       CV builder
     – Presentation of work for professional accreditation
     – Presentation of work for assessment
     – Showcasing work in traditionally reflective/evidence-based disciplines
       such as education and healthcare
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                                          Supporting learning processes

“The use of e-portfolios with this group has been effective in encouraging
   the development of student reflection. Learners feel that they have
   benefited from reflecting on issues such as their personal experiences,
   their behaviour, events in their lives, their thoughts and feelings, their
   writing, and their personal development in general.”
“The use of e-portfolios with this learner group resulted in a greater
   appreciation of collaboration and collaborative learning.”
                                                             File-Pass Final Report

“…I find doing this quite useful because it made me think about a much
  more structured way whether I was going to long term be happy in a
  vineyard or would I be happy in a winery”
                                                             MyWorld Final Report

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 e-Portfolio systems and tools interface with a range of systems for a number of
  reasons at various points in the lifelong learning journey
      – MIS systems, VLEs, personnel databases, repositories, Web 2.0…..
 Issues:
      – Interoperability and data transfer
             • Development of middleware to enable transfer of data between otherwise
               incompatible systems;
             • Development of technical standards for describing learner data – IMS
               LIP, IMS ePortfolio, HR-XML, UKLeaP, LEAP 2.0…….
      – Authentication – permissions and identity
             • Exploration of Shibboleth-based authentication for e-portfolio systems
             • Study on ID management in the lifelong learning context

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 Issues:
     – Verification
            • LIPID project worked to provide verified data from the student
              record system into the e-portfolio
     – Modular approach
            • JISC e-Framework - working towards a service-oriented approach
            • e-Portfolio domain map – mapping the processes involved in

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 Guidance for institutions on questions to ask when looking at e-portfolio systems
      – Purpose: Who is it for? What is it for? What do we want it to do?
      – Information managed, functionality, support and guidance, form and feel.
 Legal guidance
 EPICS Toolkit
      – Helps to think through the main issues in planning, implementing and
        planning an e-portfolio project
 ePistle guidance:
      – on embedding, entry to HE, storage and access, use and non-use of e-
 Case studies and stories:
      – Learner voices video, stories from regional pilot projects, and case studies
        demonstrating tangible benefits

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 Working with others:
            • Portfolio SIG
     – Becta
     – HE Academy / Centre for Recording Achievement
            • Survey of e-portfolio use
            • Subject centre projects – working with professional bodies

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 Think about requirements
      – All stakeholders
 Staff engagement is key to learner engagement
 Timing – staff need time to think about how to best use the tools before learners
  are introduced to it
 Embed into the curriculum – activities need to be meaningful and purposeful
 Personalisation is key
 Reflection is hard – providing some structure helps
 Win hearts and minds – think about the benefits to all groups
 Listen to the learner and staff voices
 Training – not just technical

“e-portfolios are as diverse and unique as the individuals that populate them…”
ePistle Final Report

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              Brainstorm – issues and challenges

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 Guidance needed on effective implementation
 Audiences
 e-Portfolios for assessment
      – Study underway
 Institutional systems and learner technologies – Web 2.0
 Issues of post-institutional use of e-portfolios to support lifelong learning
      – Learners are concerned about taking their e-portfolio with them
 Technical interoperability development – standards, repositories and identity
      – Mini-project in the standards area; study underway around repositories and
        ID management
 And mobile technologies, work-based learning, HEAR, MIAP, Bologna...

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                                      Next steps

 Guidance:
     – infoKit and publication
            • September 08
     – Workshops
 CETIS Portfolio SIG
     – Interoperability issues

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                                                           Further information

 Overview of JISC work around e-portfolios:
 Guidance for institutions, case studies and other resources:
 JISC e-Learning programme:
 infoKit (September 08):
 Becta Impact Study on e-Portfolios on Learning:
 Centre for Recording Achievement:
 JISC-CETIS Portfolio SIG:
 Contact:

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