ePortfolios and PDP in the North East
EPICS-2: North East regional collaboration for personalised, work-based, and life-long learning
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.
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.
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.
The project is organised into a number of 'work packages':
- Project Management and Set up (WP1)
- Developing expertise and capacity through partnership and collaboration (WP2)
- Large-scale pilots of ePortfolios, blogs and social publishing (WP3)
- Review of technologies and associated pedagogy used to support Work-Based Learning(WP4)
- Supporting personalised learning pathways for Postgraduate Students in a regional context (WP5)
- Supporting life-long learning (WP6)
- Identity management exemplars (WP7)
- Personalised learning environments – Mobile technologies (WP8)
- Evaluation (WP9)
- Dissemination and Documentation (WP10)
- Updated version of the ePET portfolio freely available to FE/HE community (WP11)
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
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