For those of you unfamiliar with how the JISC Regional Support Centres work we have a national network of 13 centres (What we do JISC RSCs). So around the UK there are 12 other people like me advising our supported HEIs. As part of our role in ‘brokering support and advice’ we occasionally call on upon each other for some ‘collective intelligence’.
A recent case in point was a request from an advisor for resources on APEL (Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning). Here’s what we came up with:
- University of Derby E-APEL Pathfinder project and associated paper for the Work-Based learning Futures conference: To What Extent can the APEL Process be Facilitated Through the Use of Technology?
- JISC funded NIACE report which looked at the APEL landscape: Accreditation and Recognition of Prior Experience and Learning
- The JISC funded PINEAPPLE project which is “aims to investigate, implement and evaluate methods, technologies and associated interventions and policies that will assist in the embedding and widespread acceptance of APEL”
From further afield the Flexible Learning Framework (Australia) have some other resources (highlighted in information for a past online event on using technology for RPL):
- The Framework’s E-portfolios web page: access the latest e-portfolio news and resources, including the recent E-portfolios for RPL Assessment report. This report identified e-portfolios as a key tool to support timely and client focused RPL processes, in line with COAG’s (Council of Australian Governments) RPL initiative.
- The South Australian Department of Further Education, Employment, Science and Technology’s paper: ICT Tools for RPL Assessment.
[I also mentioned a recent RSC-MP3 podcast which I recorded with RPL expert Ruth Whittaker ;)]
If we have missed any other resources or projects let us know about them using the comments section below.