On Friday the 9 March I attended a workshop that focused on the ways in which recognition of existing skills of learners could accelerate their progression to a qualification. Accelerating learners achievement of qualifications is seen as one way of addressing the skills shortage in NSW and Australia.
I had always viewed Web 2.0 tools as a vehicle for engagement, relevance and a new paradigm of learning, but the capacity to capture and store user generated content for the purpose of recognition of skills is also apparent.
Using Web 2.0 tools to support recognition processes is certainly a higher strategic priority in VTE in NSW than shifting the educational paradigm to embrace connectivism.
Practically, Web 2.0 has lots of applications for collecting and storing evidence for RPL. I haven't researched the current uses of Web 2.0 in RPL but it is clear that there is a place for challenge tests on wikis, and reflections and videos of student work on blogs, or even moblogs for the purpose of evidence of achievement of skills. Add Web 3.0 and 3D worlds like Second Life and it just gets sexier!