December 19, 2012
The wider CETIS community has often appreciated meeting up, with others sharing the same "special interests", in "SIG" meetings. That kind of meeting took place, including old "Portfolio" SIG participants, on 11th Dec in Nottingham, and many interesting points came up.
September 29, 2012
Is there a good term for my specialist area of work for CETIS? I've been trying out "technology for learner support", but that doesn't fully seem to fit the bill. If I try to explain, reflecting on 10 years (as of this month) involvement with CETIS, might readers be able to help me?
July 31, 2012
I picked up a tweet yesterday via Paul Chippendale from an HBR blog called "You Are (Probably) Wrong About You" by Heidi Grant Halvorson. This seems to me a useful tying together of several important things: (e-)portfolios, reflection, critical friendship, and how to run P2P organisations.
May 2, 2012
The Leap2A review report has now been published. It is available along with other relevant materials from the e-Portfolio interoperability JISC page. For anyone following the fortunes of Leap2A, it is highly worthwhile reading. I'd like to take up some unasked questions, with implications for the future direction of Leap2 more generally.
November 30, 2011
Badges can be seen as recognisable tokens of status or achievement. But tokens don't work in a vacuum, they depend on other things to make them work. Perhaps looking at these may help us understand how they might be used, both for portfolios and elsewhere.
November 17, 2011
We've done a great job with Leap2A in terms of providing a workable starting point for interoperability of e-portfolio systems and portability of learner-ownable information, but what are the next steps we (and JISC) should be taking? That's what we need to think about.
July 15, 2011
The one annual e-portfolio (and identity) conference that I attend reliably was this year co-sponsored by CRA, on top of the principal EIfEL — London, 11th to 13th July. Though it wasn't a big gathering, I felt it was somehow a notch up from last time.
February 10, 2011
This review of the JISC-funded CPD-Eng project was done in conjunction with the JISC "Benefits Realisation" work, because this project in particular has a lot to do with portfolio technology and interoperability, and then with skills and competences in professional development. Recommendations involving Leap2A come partly from PIOP 3 work.
January 18, 2011
At this useful meeting, on the premises of European Schoolnet, the question of e-portfolio information was introduced, and other business carried forward. Many of the familiar people were there. I turned out to be the only UK person. A bright new face was from Q&R, a Greek company contracted to CEDEFOP to do interesting things with their Europass web site.
September 10, 2010
The Scottish e-portfolio scene seems to have comparatively many colleges, many of which use or are interested in Mahara. It may be even more promising than England for exploring company e-portfolio use, and we should try to ensure Scots are represented in any work on skills frameworks for e-portfolio tools.