Using an eportfolio for work-based learning
The University of Wolverhampton is developing new opportunities for people who are working (work-based learners) to be able to study for a university qualification (for instance, Foundation Degree, BSc, BA, MSc, MA), or part of it (HE credits).
The University wants to support and enable learners to access higher education (HE) throughout their lives (lifelong learning) and to develop opportunities to gain credit for a range of experiences where learning has occurred (life-wide learning).
An e-portfolio is an important tool that supports the reflexive and transformative learning required of work-based learning. It allows learning to be flexibly delivered and affordable through and on-line environment. An e-portfolio enables learners to articulate, record and reflect on formal and informal learning
experiences. It also provides a safe and supportive environment for learners to stitch together episodes of learning to better enable them to make sense of their learning from an holistic viewpoint. An e-portfolio is especially able to support learners through transitions (starting a university course, progressing from module-to-module and year-to-year, changing courses, returning to studies, and so on).
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