The developing UK agenda Progress and potential Dr Angela Smallwood Dr Paul Rodaway
UK Progress File • Transcript + PDP • PDP definition: ‘A structured and supported process undertaken by an individual to reflect upon their own learning, performance and/or achievement and to plan for their personal, educational and career development’May 2000 CVCP, LTSN, QAA, SCoP policy recommendations
eProgress File to ePortfolio • eProgress File: institutionally-provided (structured and supported) • Transition calls for use of interoperability standards • Lifelong learning ePortfolio privileges learner ownership, ongoing PDP in self-managed space, with voluntary dialogues
Institutional systems - gains • Developing new practice: reflective review and planning for all, not just a few • QA: equal access to consistent institutional support for learning and development standardisation • Gains for the learner?
Lifewide learning • Lifelong and lifewide learning • DfES eLearning Strategy 2005 • Personal learning space, containing ePortfolio • Integrating personalised programmes of study, possibly involving multiple institutions
CETL for Integrative Learning • University of Nottingham 5-year development 2005-2010 • Pilot ePortfolio implementations in range of study/employment contexts for students • Parallel initiative by University to develop ePortfolio for staff • Overarching ePortfolio dev group
A broader ePF reference site • JISC DeL project: regional partnerships with LEAs (Passport), Nottingham Trent University, FE colleges and employers • ePortfolio Reference Model project
Wider range of learners • Students in HE relatively independent learners • ePortfolio and less advanced learners? • Structure and support? • ePortfolio and adult learners • What models of ePortfolio do we need?
Accelerating activity in UK • Progress Files across HE 2005-06 • DfES eLearning Strategy • N.Ireland – NIIMLE • Wales – Careers Wales • Scotland