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Exploring issues around e-portfolios firstname.lastname@example.org
ICEBREAKER • Find a partner – someone new to you! • You have 2 minutes to swap ideas about what the term ‘Personal development planning’ means to you. • When the whistle blows, move on to your next partner.
CONTEXT • Report of the National Committee of Inquiry into Higher Education (Dearing, 1997) • QAA accepted recommendations and set lead in time of 5 years (2005/06 start date) for institutions. • HEFCE (2005) Strategy for e-learning • Leitch Report (2006) Partnership between the government, employer and individual • Burgess group final report (2007) (HEAR) • QAA review – Progress File Implementation Group
What does PDP mean? Definition: “structured and supported processes to develop the capacity of individuals to reflect on their own learning and achievement, and to plan for their own personal and educational and careerdevelopment.” (QAA 2001)
“e-portfolios are simply evidence-based stories.” (Sutherland, 2007) • What stories do we want our learners to tell? • How will these stories be used? • What skills do the story tellers need?
Purposes of e-pdp and e-portfolio in UK HE practice (Strivens, 2007)
Students are not just users but authors of the system! • How can we enable them to create ‘profoundly interconnected expressions of their learning’ and become ‘effective digital communicators’ (Kimball, 2005)