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Transformative eLearning and Portfolio Careers in Higher Education
chapterposted on 2021-01-01, 00:00 authored by Karen Le RossignolKaren Le Rossignol, Meghan KellyMeghan Kelly
Distance learning has become a mainstream reality with the disruptive impact of the global pandemic COVID-19, pivoting to online delivery of learning across all sectors of teaching and learning. Within work-integrated learning (WIL) contexts, the digital storytelling program outlined in this chapter provides transformative and immersive digital workplace contexts and narratives to position student projects as professional work-oriented learning. The value of using a digital storytelling strategy is its capacity to give learners agency in skills acquisition and personal growth, preparing graduates for curating their stories across lifelong change and uncertainty. This chapter has positioned the digital narratives of work-oriented learning as contexts for learners to develop portfolio career mindsets best suited to a future world of work. This mindset will lead graduates to the concept of a portfolio career which is adaptable to disruptive change and flexible in transferring skills and knowledge across a range of positions and tasks.