New Tools for Old Hands: E-Portfolios for Career and Professional Development in Remote Education Workforces

Alicia Boyle

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Paper published in Proceedings

    Abstract

    Increasingly, federal government policy has dominated the way public education agencies perform and execute their responsibilities. This has been most acutely felt in the Northern Territory (NT). Under the Quality Teaching Package and Enhancing Literacy measures of the Closing the Gap in the Northern Territory National Partnership Agreement, the Australian Government ha s committed $44.3 million over three years (2009/10 to 2011/12) to Northern Territory education providers to develop career pathways for Indigenous 1 staff, increase the number of Indigenous staff with education qualifications and provide support and pr ograms to enable teachers and students achieve improved outcomes in literacy and numeracy in 73 targeted remote communities. By presenting the outcomes-to-date of a suite of projects conducted with the Northern Territory Department of Education and Training over 2010, this paper describes and demonstrates the potentially significant role that ePortfolios can play in the continuing education of remote education workforces. The discussion considers both the opportunities and challenges for remote learners/employees, vocational education and training (VET) providers and public agencies considering the adoption of  ePortfolios for professional development. 
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of AVETRA 14th Annual Conference
    Place of Publicationonline
    PublisherAustralian Vocational Education and Training Research Association (AVETRA)
    Pages1-12
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Print)987-0-9805275-3-7
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    EventAustralian Vocational Education and Training Research Association Annual Conference (AVETRA 2011 14th) - Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Duration: 28 Apr 201129 Apr 2011
    Conference number: 2011 (14th)

    Conference

    ConferenceAustralian Vocational Education and Training Research Association Annual Conference (AVETRA 2011 14th)
    Abbreviated titleAVETRA
    CountryAustralia
    CityMelbourne
    Period28/04/1129/04/11

      Fingerprint

    Cite this

    Boyle, A. (2011). New Tools for Old Hands: E-Portfolios for Career and Professional Development in Remote Education Workforces. In Proceedings of AVETRA 14th Annual Conference (pp. 1-12). [74] online: Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association (AVETRA).