VERSATILE TOOL FOR COMPETENCE MANAGEMENT - An e-Portfolio Management System for Higher Education in Applied Sciences

Jouni Huotari, Mirja Pulkkinen, Annu Niskanen

Abstract

In the line of outcome based education and transferability of credits, we study a Higher Education case and propose an e-Portfolio solution as a versatile tool for assessment tasks. The solution tackles the problems firstly, of accreditation of prior achievements from both institutional and experiential learning. Secondly, the developed tool carries the process of learning outcome definitions management (derived from the real employment world), and the learner self-assessment and self-reflection as well as the guidance and support for these. From the areas where the tool is applied, we present the learning unit Project management given at the ICT department in a university of applied sciences. The e-Portfolio management system, ePofo, supports the identification, assessment, recognition and accreditation of prior learning achievements and learning outcomes. Additionally, it is a tool to present the sectoral qualification requirements to the students, to derive learning needs and define the learning outcomes, thereby structuring the teaching. It also provides support for the learner’s own management of achievements and competences, and finally for presenting the profile to potential employers.

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Huotari J., Pulkkinen M. and Niskanen A. (2011). VERSATILE TOOL FOR COMPETENCE MANAGEMENT - An e-Portfolio Management System for Higher Education in Applied Sciences . In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: ATTeL, (CSEDU 2011) ISBN 978-989-8425-50-8, pages 438-448. DOI: 10.5220/0003481704380448


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@conference{attel11,
author={Jouni Huotari and Mirja Pulkkinen and Annu Niskanen},
title={VERSATILE TOOL FOR COMPETENCE MANAGEMENT - An e-Portfolio Management System for Higher Education in Applied Sciences},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: ATTeL, (CSEDU 2011)},
year={2011},
pages={438-448},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003481704380448},
isbn={978-989-8425-50-8},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: ATTeL, (CSEDU 2011)
TI - VERSATILE TOOL FOR COMPETENCE MANAGEMENT - An e-Portfolio Management System for Higher Education in Applied Sciences
SN - 978-989-8425-50-8
AU - Huotari J.
AU - Pulkkinen M.
AU - Niskanen A.
PY - 2011
SP - 438
EP - 448
DO - 10.5220/0003481704380448