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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Having verified information included in learner-owned portfolios looks attractive to employers and others, but perhaps it would be better to think in terms of verifiable information, and processes that can arrange verification on demand.
Along with Scott Wilson and others, I was at a meeting recently with a JISC-funded project about doing electronic certificates, somewhat differently [...]
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 [...]