Technological aids to the efficient assessment of prior earning

Desirée Joosten-ten Brinke, Marcel van der Klink, Wendy Kicken, Peter Sloep

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    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationE-Infrastructures and Technologies for Lifelong Learning
    Subtitle of host publicationNext Generation Environments
    EditorsGeorge D. Magoulas
    PublisherIGI Global
    Chapter13
    Pages316-336
    Number of pages21
    Edition1
    ISBN (Electronic)9781615209842
    ISBN (Print)9781615209835, 1615209832
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 28 Jun 2011

    Keywords

    • Assessment of prior learning

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