It is generally acknowledged that learning and education plays a prominent part throughout employees’ careers across their entire lifespan. In our era of lifelong learning Assessment of Prior Learning (APL) is a powerful means for enhancing employees’ further professional development and learning, formally and informally. Though there is a growing attention for APL, the procedures, design, development and maintenance of APL remain a quite costly and time-consuming experience. After a description of the background and features of APL, this chapter examines the possibilities for re-using and interoperability by means of e-technologies. The chapter discusses the major components of the APL procedure, including the current possibilities for exchange and operability (e.g. specifications of QTI, IMS). The chapter concludes with a description and validation of an educational model of assessment for APL.
|Title of host publication||E-Infrastructures and Technologies for Lifelong Learning|
|Subtitle of host publication||Next Generation Environments|
|Editors||George D. Magoulas|
|Number of pages||21|
|ISBN (Print)||9781615209835, 1615209832|
|Publication status||Published - 28 Jun 2011|
- Assessment of prior learning