ELLIment provides support for an online version of the mentoring that conventionally takes place face-to-face around ELLI profiles showing how learners see themselves as learners. The mentor and mentee have a shared view of the mentee’s ELLI spider diagram, set aspirational ‘stretches’ on one or more ELLI dimensions, and can record notes and agreed actions in a textchat.
ELLIment started as a student project at KMi, Open University, and following subsequent development by Bristol University, has been incorporated into the Learning Warehouse suite of tools.
It is now being used by students participating in the first Collaborative Enquiry Unit of the new MSc in Systems Learning and Leadership, who are using ELLI as a core part of their learning journey.
Students log in via the University of Bristol portal on Vital Hub:
The ELLIment application has a space for the mentee and mentor to share thoughts; it shows the ELLI profile of the mentee and details of their mentor, as well as a history of their conversation:
Students choose the mentor they would like to work with:
Mentor and mentee can both view the ELLI profile:
There is a text box for mentor and mentee to each record their thoughts:
Mentor and Mentee build up a shared conversation over time. This is recorded – along with private notes each has made: