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?
December 13, 2011
Several of us in CETIS have been to the CEN Workshop Learning Technologies (WS-LT), but as far as I know none yet to a closely related Workshop on ICT Skills. Their main claim to fame is the European e-Competence Framework (e-CF), a simpler alternative to SFIA (developed by the BCS and partners). It was interesting on several counts, and raises some questions we could all give an opinion on.
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.
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.
March 30, 2010
Rather worrying to read a recent post from the CIPD, pointing out the great discrepancy between what people have studied recently and the jobs they get (or don't get). Significant enough to get other people quoting it. These facts might reasonably lead one to the conclusion that we ought to have:
effective personal development planning as [...]
February 18, 2010
The concept of the personal learning environment could helpfully be more related to the e-portfolio (e-p), as both can help informal learning of skills, competence, etc., whether these abilities are formally defined or not.
Several people at CETIS/IEC here in Bolton had a wide-ranging discussion this Thursday morning (2010-02-18), focused around the concept of the "personal [...]
January 6, 2010
eCOTOOL – eCOmpetences TOOLs – is a 2-year European project in which Bolton / CETIS are collaborating principally through me. We are producing an information model for the Europass Certificate Supplement (ECS), applied to training in the agricultural sector.
The kick-off meeting was in Essen, December 14th to 16th, and this post is an attempt to [...]
October 2, 2009
I spent 3 days in Lyon this week, in meetings with European project colleagues and learning technology standardization people. This model had a good airing, and there was lots of discussion and feedback. So it has developed quite a lot over the three days from the previous version.
So, let's start at the top left. The [...]
September 28, 2009
As promised, the model is gently evolving from the initial one posted.
Starting from the left, I've added a "creates" relationship between the assessing body and the assessment specification, to mirror the one for learning. Then, I've reversed the arrows and amended the relationship captions accordingly, for some of the middle part of the diagram. This [...]
September 22, 2009
First of an projected series setting out a conceptual model including learning, evaluation and awarding, in time showing the evolution of a conceptual model and the reasons and motives behind that.