Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Australian E-portfolios Trials

Australian Flexible Learning Framework (Framework) has announced the results of three E-portfolio Implementation Trials (EIT2010):

e-Pathways – Centre for Adult Education (CAE), Victoria:

Disengaged and at-risk young people used Mahra e-portfolios for personal and academic goals:

Regional RPL – Polytechnic West, Western Australia:

RPL (recognition of prior learning) tool for regional and remote laboratory technicians undertaking a Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques for the AQTF (Australian Quality Training Framework) standards:

E-portfolios for nursing – Royal District Nursing Service, South Australia

In this trial, Diploma of Nursing students used the PebblePad e-portfolio system to compile and present evidence to support a range of course and professional competencies, including those required by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council.

The use of an e-portfolio system helped to overcome the complexity in integrating, applying and translating evidence of competencies required under both course and professional frameworks and to meet increased regulatory requirements around learning evidence.

Learners, many of whom are following study pathways to university, completed activities that required them to reflect on their work placements, in a bid to facilitate a smooth transition between learning and work.

2010 E-portfolios Implementation Trials - General Observations and other resources

A mid-way report and some key general observations about these trials at September 2010 can be found on the E-portfolios blog.

A recording of the Trial Project Leaders’ presentations about their 2010 EITs for the VET E-portfolios Community of Practice Online Event, on 29 November 2010, is available available.

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