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Title: Increasing the visibility of graduate students' employability skills: An ePortfolio solution addressing the skills gap
Author: Guàrdia Ortiz, Lourdes  
Maina, Marcelo Fabián
Mancini, Federica
Others: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)
Keywords: computer-assisted instruction
competence-based assessment
blended learning
active blended pedagogies
stakeholders cooperation
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: IGI Global
Citation: Guàrdia, L.; Maina, M. F.; Mancini, F. (2021). Increasing the visibility of graduate students' employability skills: An ePortfolio solution: addressing the skills gap. In: Padilla Rodriguez, B. C.; Armellini, A. Cases on Active Blended Learning in Higher Education (253-275). IGI Global. doi: 10.4018/978-1-7998-7856-8.ch013
Also see: http://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-7998-7856-8.ch013
Abstract: This chapter highlights the contributions of the EPICA project in reducing the skills gap of graduate students in sub-Saharan Africa. It presents the solution designed and implemented to improve the quality of employability skills development and visibility to prospective employers. The first part of this chapter provides an overview of the skills gap between higher education institutions and the workplace in sub-Saharan Africa. It includes the description of the specific eAssessment pedagogical framework and methodology supported by the EPICA ePortfolio as a transition tool designed to address this gap. The second part of the chapter outlines the challenges that could hinder the solution's implementation and the full exploitation of its benefits. Solutions and recommendations are also discussed with the aim to increase the impact in the EPICA stakeholder community and encourage the implementation of the proposed solution in other universities, especially those adopting blended and online learning models.
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10609/129986
ISBN: 9781799878582
ISSN: 2326-8905MIAR
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