E-Apel: Electronic Accreditation of Prior Learning To what extent can the Accreditation of Prior Learning (APEL) process be facilitated through the use of technology?. LTW - APEL process.
E-Apel: Electronic Accreditation of Prior Learning To what extent can the Accreditation of Prior Learning (APEL) process be facilitated through the use of technology?
Two factors are placing a strain on this process:
Guidelines on the accreditation of prior learning. . . . . . The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, September 2004.
Key common requirements of existing APEL claims processes
“There is relatively little explicit, transferable knowledge on qualifying and quantifying experiential learning. As a result a lot of institutes tend to steer clear of the more complex cases, which is not desirable. Where they don\'t, assessment is usually based on a very high degree of personal experience of the advisers involved. An important implicit goal of this project is to make APEL more manageable. Not just by automating the process, but by actually defining the process more explicitly in the first place.”
Meijer, R 2007
E-APEL is an 18 month project, funded by JISC as
part of their eLearning Programme. The project will run to
September 2008 with partners;
The e-APEL project will use e-learning technologies to
automate aspects of the process and enhance the service
offered to LTW students.
Specifically it will:
Define prior learning
Estimator and Advisor Tools can be used at pre entry stages
By allowing potential students to self assess their prior
experiential learning, the cost of advising individuals on the
likely outcome of an APEL claim are largely alleviated. They
will also gain knowledge and understanding of how APEL
E-APEL has already generated significant enthusiasm from a wide
range of actors in the education system, including :