EPICS-2: North East regional collaboration for personalised, work-based, and life-long learning

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The EPICS-2 project built on the considerable success and deliverables of the First EPICS project which has helped develop a strong regional collaboration in the North East around technology, pedagogy and governance of ePortfolios and PDP. EPICS-2 Overview Poster

Start date: September 2007
End date: March 2009
Funding: JISC (01/07 Call)
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See the project at a glance

The project made a significant impact on the support for personalised learning, work-based learning, and life-long learning. This was achieved through large-scale pilots and evaluation of ePortfolios and related-systems to support personalised learning pathways in undergraduate and postgraduate education, development of mobile solutions to add text messages to ePortfolio/blogs, large-scale pilots of ePortfolios, blogs, social publishing and other Web2.0 features, and the transfer of learners' portfolio data (FE & HE). In addition, there was a review of technologies to support work-based learning, drawing on the considerable expertise in this area within the region. This will help meet the agendas for employability and employer-led training.

Regional Forum

As well as regional impact, the project deliverables (including technical developments, case studies from large-scale pilots, evaluation, reports and reviews, dissemination events etc.) will have applicability to the wider JISC community and other sectors. It will also further develop the ePET portfolio, which is currently being used at 10 institutions with approximately 15,000 users.

Project Structure

The project is organised into a number of 'work packages':

Project partners

Newcastle University (Lead institution), Durham University, University of Northumbria, University of Teesside and University of Sunderland, CETL4HeathNE, Gatehead College/COMPORT project

Regional stakeholders: UnisNE, NorMAN and the JISC Regional Support Centre (RSC)

Project Director: Geoff Hammond
Project Manager: Simon Cotterill
Further Information

Related Links

City of Sunderland College
Gateshead College
JISC Regional Support Centre Northern
Newcastle College
North East Metropolitan Area Network (NorMAN)
Northumbria University
South Tyneside College
Stockton Riverside College
Tyne Metropolitan College
Universities for the North East
University of Durham
University of Newcastle upon Tyne
University of Sunderland
University of Teesside

See also: Higher Education Links

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