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									e-Portfolio Reference Model
        Dr Angela Smallwood
  Centre for International e-Portfolio
Development, University of Nottingham

    Peter Rees Jones JISC-CETIS
     e-Portfolio Feasibility Study

             V2 2006 07 17 PRJ/AJS
Background
• JISC funds UK colleges, universities and their partners
  to undertake strategic innovative technical work that they
  could not otherwise afford.
• 2003: UCAS became a partner in the Specifying an e-
  portfolio Project led by the University of Nottingham
• This differentiated 2 key types of e-Portfolio used by
  every learner:
   – 1) Personal e-Portfolio for collecting learning evidence
   – 2) Presentational e-Portfolio developed by the learner for a
     particular audience and purpose
• The UCAS application of the future can be regarded as a
  presentational e-Portfolio
2004 - Schwartz on the
first Nottingham Project
“The JISC project…. is reviewing how admissions staff use
information and evidence. The project aims to make information
and evidence available in an accessible electronic form that can
be customised to support the admissions process and give
feedback to the applicant. The Project is specifically examining
the potential of entry criteria and course information to structure
the personal statement. This would allow academic staff to set
prompts for their own courses….UCAS and other admissions
services should also consider the inclusion of additional
information to produce a fuller transcript of applicants’
achievement. A more informative application form may in itself
reduce the need for additional testing”

(Stephen Schwartz Fair Admissions to higher education: recommendations
for good practice p. 48; E9; 2004 09 00)
 Key Project Propositions
• High quality course entry profiles should function
  within new web-based systems to
  – Provide structure and guidance for customised
    personal statements – Fair admissions
  – Enable admissions staff to provide feedback
• Ability to hot-link assertions in the personal
  statement to evidence in the Personal ePortfolio
   richer information about borderline candidates
   reduced need for tests / interviews
• Application for transition will express prior
  learning and inform post-admission learning
E-Portfolio for Lifelong Learning
Reference Model Project
• 2005: UCAS was a partner in the e-Portfolio
  Reference Model Project which led to…
• discussion of a UCAS – JISC partnership
  agreement
• 2006: Consultants advised DfES to prioritise the
  implementation of e-Portfolio for transitions (from
  school to college, to university/employment)
• September 2006: JISC to publish ITT for
  projects on aspects of e-Admissions to HE
Framework for technological
innovation, including admissions
• eFramework – JISC + DEST (Australia)
• Set of generic web services capable of
  many different combinations to support a
  wide range of processes in learning,
  research and administration
• Impact on approach to supporting
  transitions along lifelong learning pathway
  = simplification and affordability
• Via reusability and repeating patterns
Formative use of Course Entry
Profiles for the Personal Statement
                                                                  Either
                                                                Progress to
                                   (IAG)                        Application


                                   WS 4
         WS 3                   comments
       evidence                 /Reference
        claims                                       Decision                                 WS 1 calls the entry
                                                                      Or
                                                                  Repeat Loop
                                                                                              profile for a particular
Text   The Personal Statement Service Loop Pattern              Text                          course at a particular
                                                                                              HEI into a blank
        WS 2
                                            WS 1                                              Structured Personal
                                           Select
       Person
       Profile
                                           Entry                                              Statement
                                           Profile


                                    Course Entry Profile                               Student Personal ePortfolio
                                     Web Service 1
                                                                                Presentational ePortfolio
                                        Course entry
                                        requirement

                                        Course entry
                                        requirement

                                           Integrative
                                            statement
Formative use of Course Entry
Profiles for the Personal Statement
                                                                  Either
                                                                Progress to
                                   (IAG)                        Application


                                   WS 4                                                     WS 2 helps me link
         WS 3                   comments
       evidence                 /Reference                                                  assertions and
        claims                                       Decision
                                                                      Or
                                                                                            activities to evidence
                                                                  Repeat Loop               in my e-P to create a
Text   The Personal Statement Service Loop Pattern              Text

                                                                                            Personal Profile in
                                                                                            terms of the entry
                                            WS 1
        WS 2
       Person
                                           Select                                           requirements
                                           Entry
       Profile
                                           Profile

                                    Course Entry Profile                                 Student Personal ePortfolio
                                     Web Service 1
                                                                       WS 2     Presentational ePortfolio
                                        Course entry
                                        requirement
                                                                                Assertion            Activity
                                        Course entry
                                        requirement
                                                                                Assertion            Activity
                                           Integrative
                                            statement
                                                                              Self evaluation
Formative use of Course Entry
Profiles for the Personal Statement
                                                                  Either
                                                                Progress to
                                   (IAG)                        Application


                                   WS 4                                                 WS 3 helps me link
         WS 3                   comments
       evidence                 /Reference                                              assertions and
        claims                                       Decision
                                                                      Or
                                                                                        activities to evidence
                                                                  Repeat Loop           in my e-P such as a
Text   The Personal Statement Service Loop Pattern              Text

                                                                                        section of a project
                                            WS 1
        WS 2
                                           Select
       Person
                                           Entry
       Profile
                                           Profile

                                    Course Entry Profile                                   Student Personal ePortfolio
                                     Web Service 1                                                                       Web Service 3
                                                                         WS 2     Presentational ePortfolio
                                           Course entry
                                           requirement
                                                                                  Assertion            Activity            Evidence
                                           Course entry
                                           requirement
                                                                                  Assertion            Activity
                                            Integrative
                                             statement
                                                                                Self evaluation
       Formative use of Course Entry
       Profiles for the Personal Statement                         Either
                                                                 Progress to
                                    (IAG)                        Application
                                                                                                    WS 4 allows my adviser to
          WS 3
                                    WS 4
                                 comments
                                                                                                    formatively assess the
        evidence
         claims
                                 /Reference
                                                      Decision                                      statement and give me
                                                                       Or
                                                                   Repeat Loop
                                                                                                    feedback. I repeat the
Text    The Personal Statement Service Loop Pattern              Text
                                                                                                    process to make a formal
                                                                                                    application to this course.
                                             WS 1
         WS 2
                                            Select
        Person
                                            Entry
        Profile                                                                  Course Entry Profile
                                            Profile                                 Web Service 1                          Student Personal ePortfolio
                                                                                                                                                                  Web Service 3
                                                                                                         WS 2     Presentational ePortfolio
                                                                                     Course entry
                                                                                     requirement
                                                                                                                  Assertion            Activity                      Evidence
                                                                                     Course entry

       The Structured Personal                                                       requirement

                                                                                      Integrative
                                                                                                                  Assertion            Activity


                                                                                       statement

       Statement could be
                                                                                                                Self evaluation
                                                                                                                                                                   Student



       presented to an HEI as a                                                                                            Reference

       single block of text … OR
                                                                                                                                                        Web Service 4


                                                                                                                      Testimonial                 Evaluation




                                                                                                                                                               Advisor / Referee
 Structured Personal Statement
 assessed by admissions staff
  …the HEI may follow common HR practice and summatively
  assess the Stuctured Personal Statement:
                                                                                               Applicant

. Other web services will     Course Entry Profile
                                      WS 1
                                                                                      Student Personal ePortfolio

                                                                          Presentational ePortfolio
                                                                                                                                 WS 3
                                                                   WS 2

  be specified to                  Course entry
                                   requirement
                                                                          Assertion              Activity                       Evidence



  repurpose the                    Course entry
                                   requirement
                                                                          Assertion              Activity




  information so that an
  admissions officer can                             Message1

                                                                                  Reference                              WS 4

  make effective use of        Admissions Officer
                                                                             Testimonial                    Evaluation


  richer information at     Qualifications                                                                                         Referee



  no extra cost in terms           MOSAIC data



  of staff time                                      School data
   Structured Personal Statement and
   feedback to unsuccessful candidate
  In HR the formal assessment of a structured application against a
  person spec may be scored by a panel.
                                                                                                  Applicant

. This pattern allows HE         Course Entry Profile
                                         WS 1
                                                                                         Student Personal ePortfolio

                                                                             Presentational ePortfolio
                                                                                                                                    WS 3
                                                                      WS 2

  staff to give feedback              Course entry
                                      requirement
                                                                             Assertion              Activity                       Evidence



  to unsuccessful                     Course entry
                                      requirement
                                                                             Assertion              Activity




  applicants on areas in
  which they can                                        Message1

                                                                                     Reference                              WS 4

  improve their profile of        Admissions Officer
                                                                                Testimonial                    Evaluation


  themselves – in              Qualifications                                                                                         Referee



  addition to formal                  MOSAIC data



  qualifications & tests.                               School data
Successful candidate: Structured
Personal Statement as Induction Profile
• Induction and retention
• Incoming student and adviser use
  personal statement to optimise
  personalisation of programme of study and
  fit of option choices to student, ref:
  – any areas of relative weakness e.g. WP
    students
  – Special interests e.g. of high achievers
Service Use Case for UCAS
   UCAS Business Process (WS iii is identical to stage 4 of the Personal Profiling Service)


                                                                 Filter by
                                             Apply                                                                 Summative
                                                               qualifications
                                                                                      2                   3                                             5
         <Function>




                                          weightings to                                                            Assessment
        <Function>




                            1             qualifications                            Reject                          of Profile                     Offer Place
                                                                                                       Shortlist
                      Submit Formal
                       Application,            WS i                   WS ii                  Decision                  WS iii              Decision
                       Reference &
                      qualifications


                                                                                 WS iii
                            A                                                 Summative
                                                                                                            4
                                                                              Assessment      WS iii     Reject
                       First cycle:
 Text
                 Formative development       Text                             of Personal
                                                                                                           WS iv                           Student
                  of Personal Statement                                        Statement                                                   accepts
                                                                                                         Formative
                         WS 1 - 4                                                                       Feedback on    WS iv
                                                                                                          Personal
                                                                                                         Statement
                                                                                              WS iv                                                       WS v
                                                    Decision                                                                                           Diagnostic
                                                                                                                                            WS v      Feedback on
                                                                                                                                                        Personal
                                                                                                                                                       Statement
                                                                  (IAG)
                                                                                                                      (IAG)

                                                                 WS 4                                                 WS 4
                                                                                    B                                                  C
                                                                              Feedback cycle                                Induction Cycle WS 1 – 4
                                                                                                                             Text                                   Text
                                                               Text
                                                                        WS 1 – 4 Formative review         Text                Formative refactoring of
                                                                        of Personal Statement in                          Personal Statement in light of
                                                                           light of assessment                                     assessment
JISC ITT will seek proposals from
colleges & universities for work on:
 •   Course Information
 •   The Structured Personal Statement
 •   Feedback
 •   Testing processes
 •   APeL
 •   The relevance of established practice in other
     domains, in particular HR, to HE.
     A formal partnership agreement between
         JISC and UCAS is being negotiated.

								
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