10 mars 2016

The role of language in portfolio learning

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningWithin the practice of recognizing prior learning (RPL), language issues –writing, the act of capturing language – are critically important facets of portfolio development. Using data drawn from a study of several postsecondary institutions in three countries, this paper examines the role and impact of language in portfolio development processes. More...

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An application of PLAR to the development of the aboriginal self: One college’s experience

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningSome forms of prior learning assessment and recognition (PLAR) invite self-reflection and the generation of new knowledge leading to self-growth in granting credit for past experiential learning. This paper examines the experience of a northern Canadian community college using PLAR portfolio development to assist in individual self-growth among people of aboriginal ancestry. More...

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Language of evaluation: How PLA evaluators write about student learning

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningVery few studies (e.g., Arnold, 1998; Joosten-ten Brinke, et al., 2009) have examined the ways in which evaluators assess students’ prior learning. This investigation explored the ways that evaluators described students’ prior learning in final assessment reports at a single, multiple-location institution. Results found four themes; audience, voice, presentation of the learning, and evaluation language. More...

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Creating a positive prior learning assessment (PLA) experience: A step-by-step look at university PLA

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningA prior learning assessment (PLA) can be an intimidating process for adult learners. Capella University’s PLA team has developed best practices, resources, and tools to foster a positive experience and to remove barriers in PLA and uses three criteria to determine how to best administer the assessment. First, a PLA must be motivating, as described by the ARCS model. Second, it must enable success. Finally, it must use available resources efficiently. More...

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Validation of competencies in e-portfolios: A qualitative analysis

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThis paper uses the example of an Internet-based advanced studies course to show how the portfolio method, as a competence-based form of examination, can be integrated in a blended learning design. Within the framework of a qualitative analysis of project portfolios, we examined which competencies are documented and how students reflected on their competence development process using portfolios. More...

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Preconditions for post-employment learning: Preliminary results from ongoing research

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThis article describes the first phase of a two-phase, mixed-method study. The study, now in progress, explores how and to what extent willingness to engage in learning in mature adulthood is influenced by prior experiences and specific individual personality variables, such as perceived locus of control and degree of self-efficacy. Study participants in this phase are 20 active adults over the age of 50 who participate in various formal and informal programs at a YMCA in a suburb of Seattle, Washington. More...

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Dwell in possibility: PLAR and e-portfolios in the age of information and communication technologies

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningEmily Dickinson wrote, “I dwell in Possibility—A fairer House than Prose—More Numerous of Windows—Superior—for Doors” (p. 657). Dickinson’s simple yet profound reference to the expansive nature of poetry over prose may be taken as a metaphor for the possibilities of information and communication technologies (ICTs) over written modes of expression. More...

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IRRODL (International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning) - Vol 12, No 1 (2011)

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningSpecial Issue - Prior, Experiential and Informal Learning in the Age of Information and Communication Technologies

Table of Contents

Editorial

The landscape of prior learning assessment: A sampling from a diverse field
Dianne Conrad
i-iv

Research Articles

Judith O. Brown
1-23
Linda Salter
24-41
Olaf Zawacki-Richter, Eva Maria Baecker, Anke Hanft
42-60
Sara M. Leiste, Kathryn Jensen
61-79
Nan L. Travers, Bernard Smith, Leslie Ellis, Tom Brady, Liza Feldman, Kameylah Hakim, Bhuwan Onta, Maria Panayotou, Laurie Seamans, Amanda Treadwell
80-95
Lloyd Hawkeye Robertson
96-108
Dianne Conrad
109-123

Field Notes

Michelle Gordon, Martha Ireland, Mina Wong
124-127
Elaine Elizabeth Santa Mina, Carol Eifert, Martha Ireland, Carol Fine, Gail Wilson, Vaska Micevski, Ruth Wojtiuk, Martha Valderrama
128-138
Cathy Brigham, Rebecca Klein-Collins
139-143
Christine Wihak
144-150
Nan L. Travers, Marnie T. Evans
151-160

Full Issue

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IRRODL Volume 12, Number 1; Special Issue: Prior, Experiential, and Informal Learning in the Age of Information and Communication Technologies
 
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Lancement d’une formation digitale pour agir face aux situations d'illettrisme

http://www.arftlv.org/images/logos/logo.jpgL'ANLCI et le FPSPP lancent, avec le soutien de l’agence Erasmus+, une formation digitale gratuite et ouverte à tous, sur les enjeux de l’illettrisme, sur la manière de déceler des indices révélateurs et sur la façon d’aborder cette question avec les personnes concernées pour leur proposer des solutions efficaces. Voir l'article...

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L’économie sociale et solidaire : au cœur du développement socio-économique des territoires

http://www.arftlv.org/images/logos/logo.jpgL'AVISE, l'Association des régions de France (ARF) et la Caisse des dépôts ont publié, en février 2016, un guide, destiné aux élus et aux acteurs de l'accompagnement et du financement dans les conseils régionaux, qui vise à encourager le renforcement des politiques régionales en faveur du secteur de l'économie sociale et solidaire (ESS). Voir l'article...

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