[LINK] Australian E-portfolio Plan

Tom Worthington Tom.Worthington at tomw.net.au
Mon Jun 29 09:43:35 EST 2009


A "VET E-portfolio Roadmap: A strategic roadmap for e-portfolios to 
support lifelong learning" has been released by the Australian 
Flexible Learning Framework (640 kbytes PDF, 16 June 2009): 
<http://pre2005.flexiblelearning.net.au/newsandevents/FLEXENEWS_2009/JUNE_09/VETePortfolioRoadmap_web.pdf>.

This provides a useful 26 page overview of what electronic portfolios 
are, how they are useful in education and how they can be applied in 
Australia. Unfortunately AFLF published the plan as a difficult to 
read PDF document, rather than web format. They have more on 
e-portfolios at: <http://www.flexiblelearning.net.au/flx/go/home/pid/494/>.

AFLF is a state and federal funded body to support e-learning and has 
issued a call for participation in a VET E-portfolios Showcase in 
October 2009: <http://www.flexiblelearning.net.au/flx/go/home/op/edit/pid/625>.

Unfortunately the VET and higher education sectors are not 
coordinating their e-learning initiatives in Australia, with the 
federal government funding the wasted duplicated effort resulting 
from this. This is mostly the fault of the universities, who have 
difficulty accepting that the TAFEs are more advanced in e-learning 
than the universities are. This creates problems for organisations, 
such as ACS, which are involved in both vocational and masters level 
postgraduate education.

ps: I blogged the Summary of the VET E-portfolio Roadmap at: 
<http://www.tomw.net.au/blog/2009/06/australian-e-portfolio-plan.html>.



Tom Worthington FACS HLM tom.worthington at tomw.net.au Ph: 0419 496150
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