ERIC Number: EJ746074
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Nov
Reference Count: 22
Joining up the Episodes of Lifelong Learning: A Regional Transition Project
Hartnell-Young, Elizabeth; Smallwood, Angela; Kingston, Sandra; Harley, Philip
British Journal of Educational Technology, v37 n6 p853-866 Nov 2006
In this paper, we explore the rationale, process and outcomes of the Regional Interoperability Project on Progression for Lifelong Learning, a project that established a model of cross-sector collaboration in personal development planning technology in the UK. With specific reference to the widening participation agenda, and grounded in the perspective of lifelong learners, the project tested an approach in which discrete nodes of an individual's learning journey are joined up through technology services. The paper describes the development of conceptual and practical tools to assist transitions between various communities of learning. A set of scenarios was developed, involving study to study and study to employment, while practical tools included development of UK LeaP draft interoperability standard (BS8788)-compliant links between ePortfolio software, and the actual test transfer of data. The results indicate that recognizing the smallest individual elements in the process is important, both in a technical sense and as a means of personalizing learning and assisting transition between sectors. Through developing connections between these elements, the project partners engaged in lifelong learning.
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Lifelong Learning, Regional Programs, Models, Individual Development, Foreign Countries, Standards, Transitional Programs, Program Effectiveness, Educational Environment
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom