It has been put together by a group from the VET E-portfolios Community of Practice (EpCoP) to help vocational education and training (VET) practitioners build their e-portfolio knowledge and skills by developing their own professional e-portfolio.
The e-portfolio will enable teachers and trainers to demonstrate their industry and professional VET currency as required under the AQTF Standard 1.4, while helping them establish a professional e-portfolio learning network.
The MOOC supports the findings from the 2009 and 2010 E-portfolios Implementation Trials, funded and supported by the Australian Flexible Learning Framework (Framework).
The trials found that teachers and trainers wanting to use e-portfolios with their learners need support to build their digital literacy skills.
This could be achieved through developing their own professional e-portfolio and by participating in professional learning networks, such as EpCoP, to support their understanding of using e-portfolios.
EpCoP facilitator Carole McCulloch said the MOOC will provide participants with an opportunity to collaborate while developing e-portfolio skills.
“MOOC is not just a course, it is a way for people to connect and learn from each other in a structured away.
“It is an excellent method to engage the participants in the learning process.”
The EpCoP MOOC will be conducted between 1 August and 30 September and will address the What?, Why?, Where? And How? of e-portfolios.