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.
It was piloted 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. ELLIment started as a student project at Open University by Thomas Ullmann, and a number of options are being explored for subsequent development. See the OU page for more details.