Introduction

Welcome… to your Maturity Framework Self-assessment Tool!

Developed by the Europortfolio Network of Experts and Practitioners, the Maturity Matrix has been designed to help you to:

  • Reflect on your own practice, and that of your organisation, their strengths and where they could be improved.

  • Widen your ideas on how technologies could improve learning and teaching.

  • Identify priorities to improve learning and teaching.

  • Formulate a long-term vision.

  • While it could be used by an individual, it is probably best used to informr a conversation with colleagues. That way priorities can be agreed, and collective approaches to action established.

    A pdf version of the Matrix is available for download at http://europortfolio.org/matrix.

    What is a Maturity Framework?

    The Maturity Framework is a set of eight matrices designed to help individuals, organisations, communities and public authorities to reflect on and improve on the use of technologies for learning, with a special focus on ePortfolios and Open Badges. The set of eight matrices that compose the framework is related to Learning, Assessment, People, Technologies, ePortfolios and Open Badges. Each matrix is organised in five maturity levels: Aware, Exploring, Developing, Integrated and Transformative.

    The Framework is inspired by a vision of the kinds of transformations required for the 21st century education landscape. It should respond to questions such as: Where to start? Are we ready for it? What should we do to maximise their benefits? How might these tools contribute to improving and transforming our teaching and learning?

    How can I use the Maturity Framework?

    The Maturity Framework should be treated as a support to conversations, with yourself (reflection) or with academic colleagues, managers, technologists and/or experts. You might want to start by using the Framework yourself and then invite colleagues to review your findings, or you could invite colleagues to do their own diagnosis and compare the results. You should be particularly attentive to the convergences and discrepancies between the different levels of maturity across the different matrices (for example, a high level of maturity with ePortfolios might not be compatible with a low level of maturity in learning!) You can then decide to build a consensus around a shared diagnosis or recognise that there are different views and use those differences as a trigger for further conversations eliciting areas of excellence and those that could be improved and agree on a plan for future developments.

    How does the self-assessment tool work?

    On the next page, you will get a detailed description of the five levels On the top left, you will find a progress bar and below, a navigation menu listing the different matrices. At the bottom of each page, you will find a “Next” button to take you to the next page. The Overview page displays a top view of the eight matrices with preset values. To change the preset values, you have a “+” and a “-“ button to move one level up or down — a description of the next/previous level appears when the mouse is over the “+” and “-” buttons. Once you have adjusted the values on the Overview page, you can navigate to the different matrices to adjust the different criteria. At the end, the Results page provides an overview with a graphical representation of the maturity for the height matrices/dimensions. Before printing the results, you have the option to add your comments in the textboxes — to adjust their size,drag the lower right corner.

    We wish you a beneficial self-evaluation!

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