National Program Leaders' Forum Melbourne, 22 September 2014
On September 22nd, 2014 in Melbourne, we welcomed over fifty participants to the National Program Leaders’ Forum on ePortfolios in business education. This invitation‐only event was funded by the Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT). Participants included Business ADTLs, Program/Major Directors/Coordinators, Graduate Employers, students and OLT representatives.
Assessing generic/employability skills in business education is a constant challenge. While knowledge or problem solving may be explicitly assessed, assessment of other important skills that we know are highly valued by graduate employers, like teamwork or self-management, are more problematic. As we learn more about the value of students creating their own evidence of achievement for skills of this type, we look to different approaches and methods to capture that learning. ePortfolios are one approach that assists educators as facilitators of learning, and students as potential employees, in this complex task.
At the event we were able to share our project learning, including case study insights to date. Importantly we received constructive feedback on a set of principles to underpin ePortfolio implementation. These principles are an important part of the assessment framework being developed in this project.
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