The LearningLog™ (S4iHub.io) Assessment
Overview: Skills4Industry organizes the world’s competencies to ensure durable competencies throughout individuals working life. S4iHub.io LearningLog™ technology is based on 78 core features and over 200 sub-features to ensure success for Skills4Industry Foundation Learning Support Orchestration programs. Through four work preparation services – the Edge, the Pledge, the Gantry, and Chasm Programs. Skills4Industry Situated Learning model is operated by Skills4Industry Foundation, a company established in 2008 to ensure durable work competencies throughout individuals’ work life. The foundation orchestrates the human side of peer-to-peer learning that is powered by Edge Data. The four programs target four different groups that are empowered with their own data using the LearningLog to learn like “Swarms.”
This page is a guide to Skills4Industry institutions students, partner institutions, and individuals on how our work readiness or preparation for work is organized and assessed using the LearningLog on S4iHub.io for peer-to-peer learning using data. Mentors, coaches, and professionals are organized under the research administration group at the Institute of Integrative Education and Skills (IIES).
The verification of content collected as part of the evidence of practical work that is stored, labeled, and linked within the LearningLog™ by students, is used by mentors, coaches, professionals to assess performance based on quality, sophistication, and the complexity of the tasks. IIES research administrators conduct verification of all submitted evidence of integrative competencies as part of quality assurance for validity, transparency, and articulation. IIES appoints faculty and professionals to ensure the mentors, coaches, and professionals judge submitted content using the Benchmarks of Competence Concepts of the relevant work tasks through cross-references to the concepts of academic knowledge, work, and Skills4Industry. The points awarding application posts each students’ SkillScore™ in the Evidence Records location within the LearningLog™ that is only accessible to each student and program administrators.
The following is a guide to students on how to use the LearningLog to collect evidence for learning reinforcement and assessment:
Content Collection & SkillsScore™
Students must be careful in managing their SkillScore™ by posting and linking content they have determined to be good enough for evidence of their work. Although you can click the undo button at the end of the line it will remain and constitute spam on the network. As a rule, use your website by creating a table with the table tool to record the functional titles, Benchmark of Competence Concepts, Academic Knowledge, Work Skills Concepts, and Skills4Industry Concepts as it appears on your student’s profile. Remember each task concept is weighted so if the evidence undo button fails to effectively undo your submission it may count against you because the system will not allow you to submit new evidence for the same work task concept.
Back to the approach for using a table created on your website to record evidence for transfer to the LearningLog – you must record your evidence with links to where the artifacts of products, knowledge, and skills can be found within the LerningLog™ before transferring the information to S4iHub.io. There are no cookies or any other trackers associated with the SkillScore™, as a result, the content does not affect your learning reinforcement in your daily learning support. You may continue your daily record-keeping on your container application also until advised to provide your evidence by the mentor, coach, and professional you are working with. Here is an opportunity to also showcase your mastery of the Excel Spreadsheet from your technology class using the weighted average formula you were provided to manage your evidence while demonstrating your proficiency in the Skills4Industry (soft skills) Self-management course.
A Guide to Students & Learners
Students are expected to be guided by the following when collecting evidence:
- This is about your future career, take it seriously and remember the employers you work with during your practical work experience have access to your SkillScore following the waiver you provided
- Your LearningLog tracks and records your interactions daily, please leave it on, for example, when in an argument it will be great to see how you handled slippery slope arguments (critical thinking – argument), false dichotomy (critical thinking – reasoning), communication skills – reference different mode and channels of communition used to deliver information, and other elements of Skills4Industry. Even when buying a piece of Sandwich or fixing your flat tire
- Evidence shows that 16 – 18 years hold who worked as waiters and waitresses do better in the application of Skills4Industry in work settings. A good example, is handling the stress from engaging individuals using mindfulness to acknowledge their view point with feelings even when it is contradictory to yours in a workplace. These skillsets are at the heart of Skills4Industry institutions service learning
- Start daily by thinking about your activities and match them to the functional responsibilities tasks concepts with enough time on understanding the Benchmarks of Competence Concepts which averages ten across all courses. Conduct reviews with your mentors, coaches, and professionals while they are imparting the academic knowledge concepts, work skills concepts, and Skills4Industry concepts by asking questions. Use your spreadsheet to calculate the weighted averages of each applied capability on the bases of academic knowledge, work, and soft skills every week to ensure a balance using the formula given to you by your mentor, coaches, and professionals
- Several Skills4Industry evidence can be collected daily at work, home, and play it pays to capture them live. Ensure the evidence are cross-referenced with the Benchmarks of Competence Concepts of each task within the functional responsibility you are referencing with their appropriate code numbers. Use the dictionary and search engines to query the meaning of the concepts and define them in a robust 360 degree manner. Start your evidence references with the keywords applying the mastery of category and tags creation in your classification technology class. Your mentor, coach, and professional is a certified Skills4Industry delivery professional and are there to adequately prepare you for evidence collection, referencing, and reporting.
- You can use one task concepts to reference other tasks as evidence. However, be careful by recognizing that this process demands more contextualization competencies. You will need to provide the specific functional responsibility, occupation, industry, and trades practices and where the referenced task is located if you go this route. Again apply your proficiency in pattern mapping across occupations using competence concepts. Although it results in higher grade awards based on creativity, innovation, and invention, you are not punished if you leave it alone for your advanced Pledge Program courses
- Going for quality rather than quantity: The last point of contextualization above brings us to this and it is meant to help focus you on quality evidence collection instead of quantity. Again, this is why you have a personal microservices container to yourself, to gather the whole world and establish a personal filter to distil your content. In demonstrating mastery of digital transformation across several courses and communication strategy within Skills4Industry filtering appears in many tasks performances. For example, tags are common filters used to establish keywords within categories of subject matter
- Evidence mixing: Remember we have gone through evidence matching, filtering, and now mixing. This systemization are important steps taken to help you understand the structure of Skills4Industry integrative competence parcel of learning to improve your work, entrepreneurship, and academic competencies. Mixing is based on authenticity, the most authentic is video capture, work product, observation by a willing witness that can be cross exermined by both your mentors, and IIES Situated Learning Orchestration (SLO) research administrator. These practices in the order provided make for a logically balanced LearningLog evidence
- Focus evidence on current competencies based on the functional tasks agreed to with your mentor, coach, and professional advisers. Your past is an experience that reinforces current learning and can be shown as such. However, if used as current evidence it opens you up to more logical scrutiny of your understanding; (1) of the academic, work, and life skills you are providing evidence from. (2) that you understand how your present skills can be tailored to future changes in careers, work tools capabilities, and capitalize on new patterns across all occupations daily. In a nutshell, I will not take the risk unless it aligns perfectly with today. Resumes and portfolios speak in past tense, while a LearningLog in acting like a progress file speaks in the present and future
- It is perfect to use a witness (parents for example) and a mentor’s records as evidence. We encourage parental involvement, here is what we have done to ensure its real-time. Your parents can stream data from wherever they are daily to your S4iHub.io LearningLog™ if you grant access and to your container. This is not the content you interact with daily and we have no way of knowing what you received, because it is setup at the backend they can even use your container for family content management and LearningLog™ activities to help you learn Skills4Industry, for example meeting management using the minutes of their mock meeting you participated in
- Not All Evidence Must Be in Your LearningLog™. Evidence exemption form is completed by your supervisors, mentors, and parents if they are listed as witnesses to the competence performance. We will provide insurance or a bond if that is what is required to do the job and collect evidence in an employer location. But, we go with employers decisions when deciding what eveidence to capture and show. This include video recording of evidence, screenshot, screen recording and the like may be prohibited by businesses. In these instances the description of what you did, the skills applied, and the tasks the employers and mentors provided will be taken as evidence and weighted.
- Resume: The LearningLog was created because we do not believe in resumes. It will be counterproductive to create a resume and reference your LearningLog™ from the resume, because we will not grant access to your data, especially when Skills4Industry has not verified the data handling practices of such organizations or individuals.