The products – currently known as ‘eXact Portfolio’ – are being unveiled for the first time at the ePortfolio conference being held in London from 22nd to 24th June.
Fabrizio Cardinali, Giunti Labs’ CEO, will discuss ePortfolios during his keynote speech to the conference on 22nd June. The speech covers ‘Blending new generation skills, portfolio and learning content management systems for personalising learning in Europe - and surviving both the global crisis and increasing competition’.
Developed by Giunti Labs Scandinavia, the new system includes a full skills management application and deals with topics such as apprenticeship, validation scenarios and peer ratings. According to Ola Badersten, Managing Director of Giunti Labs Scandinavia, the new eXact Portfolio software has been successfully trialed in 30 municipalities in Southern Sweden and is now also in use in a leading mobile telecommunications company.
“For corporates, eXact Portfolio provides a system for traditional skills management, gap and training analysis, succession planning and performance management,” said Badersten. “The academic sector uses the ePortfolio methodology for students as well as for skills management of staff.
“Local government uses the software’s capabilities for skills management, ePortfolio methodology, skill validation processes, monitoring apprenticeships, monitoring employability, lifelong learning perspectives and even Swedish language training for immigrants,” he added. “The software is also enabling various bodies such as employment agencies, social welfare, educational bodies and the immigration agency to communicate with each other, to monitor learners’ progress.”
According to Andrea Gentili, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer for Giunti Labs: “Already, we are seeing a great deal of interest in the new eXact Portfolio product. Corporates appear to be more interested in using the system for gap analysis, training needs analysis, assessment, peer review, job appraisals and succession planning; the education sector sees it as helping with accreditation and storing learners’ grades as well as managing staff’s skills and competency portfolios; while the public sector is majoring on lifelong learning, skills validation, local and regional training needs analysis, employability perspectives and communications between various agencies to monitor learners’ progress.
“On a strategic level, eXact Portfolio is about identifying, charting and monitoring personal skills,” he added. “Ultimately, the vision is for each person to have one ePortfolio account which is used from that person’s first day in school until their retirement – and, perhaps, beyond.”
Giunti Labs’ new eXact Portfolio is:
• An ‘enterprise class’ system – built on the key principles of modularity, scalability, integration, interoperability and so on.
• Highly configurable – without any previous programming experience. This allows users to configure the system to different workflows and target information.
• Able to deal with any kind of ‘learning entity’ such as apprenticeships and skills/ job profiles.
• A ‘Rich Internet Application’.
• Compliant with international standards.
• Fully SaaS enabled.
• Multilingual in the sense that its localisation engine can produce ePortfolios in any language.
About eXact Portfolio
eXact Portfolio is the new ePortfolio Management System of the learn eXact suite. It can be integrated with other components of the learn eXact suite for skills gap analysis, competency management, digital repository and learning content management and mobile learning.
eXact Portfolio can be used alone or interfaced with any third party eLearning LMS/VLE, HR and recruitment software to achieve high degrees of personalisation in students’ and employees’ e-learning experiences.
eXact Portfolio provides powerful tools for collecting personal information and demonstrating individual growth, achievements and learning performance over time and within organisations.
eXact Portfolio empowers learners to record, edit and share:
• Competencies and skills
• Current or planned personal development activities
• Personal media and content.
eXact Portfolio provides tools to customise the creation of ePortfolios and create dynamic views to be shared for supporting professional development, planning personalised learning paths or applying for a job.
eXact Portfolio is based on the IMS specification for ePortfolios (IMS ePortfolio) and the guidelines of the EPICC (European Portfolio Initiatives Co-ordination Committee) Project.
About Giunti Labs
Giunti Labs (giuntilabs.com) is a leading Online and Mobile Learning Content Management Solutions provider with global headquarters in Italy and offices in London (UK), Frankfurt (Germany), Lund (Sweden), Boston (US), as well as Perth (Australia).
Giunti Labs provides a wide range of solutions, in response to any content, learning and knowledge management need, covering:
• 24/7 multi language learning content production
• LCMS and Digital Repository Platforms
• Delivery solutions for mobile & wireless
• Consulting and professional services.
Giunti Labs is part of Giunti Group, a leading educational and cultural heritage publisher with roots back to 1841. Over the years Giunti has built a catalogue of huge dimensions (over 7.000 titles) and acquired new brands in Italy and worldwide.
In 2008, Giunti Labs acquired the HarvestRoad Hive digital repository system, which manages any form of content used in online learning, corporate training and knowledge management initiatives. HarvestRoad Hive can interface with practically any ERP, Learning or Course Management System and is already integrated with several commonly used course management systems, authoring and content assembly tools.