The project has used Ufi funding to extend an existing, free, lifelong evidence portfolio service Myshowcase.me.
This stage of development has delivered an open application interface that connects to third-party systems, enabling evidence of learning achievements to be pushed into an individual’s portfolio. A wide diversity of third-party systems are being used in vocational learning and to enable such systems to capture learner evidence and data for storage in their portfolio, the solution requires “open”, freely available and well documented APIs. Among Evidence4Life’s functionality, our API services support an “event” notification from an external system that can trigger badges being issued within their existing badge system. The advantage of this approach is that small scale achievements such as the completion of a short course, a video recording demonstrating the achievement of a particular vocational skill as well as formal qualifications can be captured. The process will also link to the generation of open badges.