The ePortfolios Australia Organising Committee has already started planing the 2016 Eportfolio Forum (Eportforum )to be held on 28-29 September 2016 at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music at the University of Sydney.
The Organising Committee are cooking up a revised format for the Forum, offering Short (peer reviewed) papers session, 20×20 sessions, short and long workshop sessions, and posters, as well as lots of opportunities to networking and interactivity so everyone can make the most of these two days.
Please put these dates into your diary (28-29 September 2016) and start thinking about submitting in a proposal to present as submissions will open in early April.
2015 Eportforum resources
Don’t forget to check out the resources from the 2015 Eportforum which was held on 30 September-1 Octoberat Edith Cowan University, Joondalup Campus, Perth, Western Australia, , including:
- Keynote presentation by Tracy Penny Light, Executive Director, Centre for Student Engagement and Learning Innovation, Thompson Rivers University, Canada on The “Evidence of Experience”: Using ePortfoliosto Stand Out in the Crowd.
- Plenary Panel discussion – “Topic: How can an online profile help people stand out from the crowd?” – Panelists: Sonia Ferns, Curtin University; Mei Wood, WA Department of the Premier and Cabinet; Ashleigh Vaughan, Edith Cowan University; Sara Moore, Edith Cowan University
- Opening Address by Professor Ron Oliver, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Teaching and Learning, Edith Cowan University
The first day of the conference is offering hands-on workshops. The next two days will be packed full of great invited speakers, case studies, and lots more.
The theme is “Future Ready” and the focus is on learning from the practice of others and sharing ideas, approaches and challenges.
The conference is fully residential with a wonderful conference dinner planned for the historic town of Ironbridge. The cost for the three days, *fully inclusive*, will be around £500 (that is all meals, accommodation, and conference attendance) with various options for shorter involvement.
For more information contact Alison Poot: firstname.lastname@example.org
Understanding the essence(s) of portfolio-based learning seminar
This intentionally global Seminar, the first organised jointly by the Centre for Recording Achievement (UK)and the Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning (AAEEBL) (USA), will take place in the wonderful setting of the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
The seminar will provide a blended format, a purposeful mix of whole event working within a colloquium setting and conventional workshops and seminars grouped by themes. It will provide opportunities for:
- The sharing of innovative and evidence-informed practice
- The further development of a broadly-based international network to support and advanceeportfolio implementation
- The development of a shared agenda for practitioner-centred action research.
Taken together, over the three days, participants will be supported and enabled to purposefully extend their views of effective e-portfolio practice. The Seminar Dinner will take place in the National Gallery of Scotland, which houses one of the best collections of fine art in the world. And there is accommodation at discounted rates available to participants and those who accompany them.
ePortfolio and Identity Identity Conference (ePIC 2016)
The goal of the 14th edition of the ePIC 2016 conference is “Making learners and citizens the leaders of educational and social innovation”. ePIC 2016 will be held on 27-29 October in Bologna (Italy), at Opificio Golinelli, a citadel for knowledge and culture, a didactic lab in the fields of science and technology: a perfect host for the ePIC community of technologic and social innovators.
ePIC is a community of innovators who wants to open up technology and put it at the service of educational and social innovation. The ePIC community wants to think deeply about technology – not just its surface and trends but its newest ideas and applications – and technology to be the key to open up social innovation itself: open it up to new viewpoints and new paths.
ePIC 2016 intends to build on previous ePIC conferences (started in 2003!) to continue its original journey among conferences related to education and digital technologies. While previous conferences have led to the emergence of a number of interesting projects and initiatives, such as the Open Badge Passport (an outcome of ePIC 2014), the objective of this conference is to equip practitioners with the tools, intellectual, social and technical, to become active agents and leaders of educational and social innovation.
Other Eportfolio news
Here’s some other eportfolio news:
- “Approaches to embedding eportfolio across a course of study” webinar recording – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8RyaJh8r1Y
- Jennifer Rowley’s blog on ePortfolios to support creators and users of ePortfolios in higher education across disciplines where research and L&T discussion is generated http://blogs.usyd.edu.au/creative-eportfolios/
- The latest Mahara newsletter is available here: https://mahara.org/newsletter
- The latest issue of the International Journal ofePortfolio (IJeP), volume 5, number 2, is now available at http://www.theijep.com/current.cfm
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