Work of the Project (32)
A major component part of the work of the project was the design of an Information Architecture Model to support the engagement of higher education, employers and employees. It is designed to explore the role of e-portfolio and related tools in the context of other information systems which can or may play a part in some engagement process. The diagrams are based on existing practice, plus a little extension.
This Information Architecture Model is presented by its designer, in a short video (available via the link below).
View the Information Architecture Model video (with audio commentary)
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Download the Information Architecture PDF
To supplement the evidence from the project partners (see here), the project team wrote and field-tested a range of seven scenarios. Each offers more than one perspective: employer; employee/learner; and institution.
Each scenario is cross-referenced to the Information Architecture Model (IAM). This process of cross-testing and annotating the scenarios provided an additional layer of ‘proof-of-concept’ testing for the IAM. From this process we created the following scenario documents, each of which is cross-referenced to its own specific IAM.
The bracketed red text in each scenario refers to elements within its specific Information Architecture Model, which can be found on the final page of each document.
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