I deliver via distance education veterinary nursing training in Australia. currently delivery all my theory in Moodle 2.1, with students also receiving a printed learners guide to assist them.
For the practical skills assessment part of the course they complete practical skills assessment sheets in their workplace and their workplace supervisor signs them off. These are then posted into me and placed into their file.
I was wondering if anyone is using or looking at using an a-portfolio system for this?
I essentially want my students to be able to log in and look at the practical tasks they need to master. Select those they think they have mastered. This then lets their supervisor know (say as a daily digest), and the supervisor can log in, review the task the student selected, and then confirm that the student can perform it satisfactorily or not as the case may be. As the assessor I then can see this and mark the student of as completing that task. An added benefit would be requiring the student to perform and have the task verified multiple times.
I looked briefly at the mahara software but it doesnt seem to have this functionality and has a myriad of other functions I dont need.
Any suggestions, or ideas that you are currently using would be great. Happy to pay for a commercial option if it suits my needs.