2018 Eportfolio Forum – Call For Proposals Are Now Open!

The ePortfolios Australia Committee are pleased to announce that the 2018 Eportfolio Forum Call for proposals are now open.

2018 Eportfolio Forum (Eportforum) will be held on 9-10 October 2018 at Griffith University, South Bank Campus, Brisbane. This will be the seventh Eportforum.

A variety of interactive sessions will enable new and experienced eportfolio supporters to gain some ‘hands-on’ experience with using eportfolios, including hearing from our Keynote presenter – Prof Dawn Bennett.

Call for proposals are open until 4 June 2018.

Please contact Allison for more information or any questions regarding the 2018 Eportfolio Forum – 0400 732 270 or eportfoliosaustralia@gmail.com

The Developing Role of ePortfolios within the Digital Landscape: A Collaborative International Seminar  

23-25 May 2018 | Dublin City
University, Ireland.*

With proposals received from the UK, USA, Canada, northern and southern Europe and the southern hemisphere, together with plenary contributors from both sides of the Atlantic, this Dublin ePortfolio seminar is shaping up to be truly international.

In addition to plenary contributions this event will include over 40 workshop and discussion sessions, a Gala Reception and a Gala lunch for delegates and others who are accompanying them.

Earlybird booking offer expires on 27 April – https://eportfoliosandmore.wordpress.com/bookings
(Wording adapted from Rob Ward’s post to the https://mailman.stanford.edu/mailman/listinfo/epaccoplist)

AePR Call for Papers

Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning (AAEEBL) ePortfolio Review (AePR) invites you to submit articles and reports covering the broad area of eportfolio use.  AePR publish articles about pedagogy, research, technical, and organizational issues. Their readership includes eportfolio practitioners, administrators and students. Their mission is to serve the needs of the global eportfolio community and promote portfolio learning as a major way to transform higher education.

The AePR is a theme-based journal; therefore, acceptance is competitive. After a paper is accepted for a specific issue, the author(s) is(are) paired with one of our peer reviewers. Papers submitted for a current issue may be considered for a subsequent issue if the editorial board feel it is a better fit for a future theme..

Proposal submissions are due May 1 – Theme: Building Bridges with ePortfolios – https://aaeebl.org/2018/03/13/aepr-call-for-papers/
(Wording adapted from Wende Garrison’s post from https://aaeebl.org/2018/03/13/aepr-call-for-papers/)

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  • GET IN QUICK >>> PebbleBash proposals – Go to https://www.pebblebash.co.uk/2018/papers.aspx for information and to submit your proposal. If you are working on a submission and are worried that you cannot make the Friday deadline please email Alison Poot at alison@pebblepad.com.au to negotiate a few extra days. They are looking for as many of the AU/NZ community to be involved as possible at this year’s event (10-12 December 2018 – Lancefield, Victoria) – (via Alison Poot)
  • April Mahara Newsletter (including upcoming Mahara events) is available here (via Kristina Hoeppner): https://mahara.org/artefact/artefact.php?artefact=434837&view=36871
  • Save the Date: May Eportfolio Webinar –  23 May 2018 – 4.30 pm EST – ePortfolio Australia’s first of two Eportfolio webinars will be on Using eportfolios to support WIL placement – Stay tuned for more information shortly

Stay connected all year round – share any eportfolio news or ask questions via the Eportfolio Community of Practice Facebook page.

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Check out the bumper 2017 Eportfolio Forum Program (+ more)

The ePortfolios Australia Committee are pleased to share the bumper 2017 Eportfolio Forum (#eportforum) program.

 

Day One has an exciting Opening Keynote presenter, Professor Shelley Kinash, University of Southern Queensland, as well as Short Peer Reviewed Paper presentations, 20 x 20 presentations, posters and a Plenary Panel. Day One will finish with some networking.

Day Two has a thought-provoking Day Two Openinng speaker, Phil Loveder, National Centre for Vocational Education and Research (NCVER), as well as long and short workshops, plus a Ideas Exchanging Working Lunch.

DOWNLOAD THE PROGRAM HERE

Click here for any updated copies of the program.

Register now so you don’t miss out!

Please contact Allison for more information or any questions regarding the 2017 Eportfolio Forum – 0400 732 270 or eportfoliosaustralia@gmail.com

Contribute to some Australian eportfolio research 

The Australian Eportfolio Research Group will be facilitating an Ideas Exchange Working Lunch session at 2017 Eportfolio Forum entitled “Exploring the Functions of Assessment Driven ePortfolio use in the Context of Vulnerable Communities”.

During this session they will be sharing information about their research project which recognises that eportfolio practice in some tertiary education settings involves the necessary collection of evidence of learning involving vulnerable groups. Preservice teacher education in school settings and nursing student placements in hospitals and clinics are examples. The learning undertaken is necessarily authentic, situated, documented and shared. It is recognised there may be unintended consequences involved with the collection and sharing aspects of this phenomena that need to be understood and managed.

The aims of this research are to:

1. Understand current practice across institutions and related challenges,

2. Identify intended and unintended outcomes of ePortfolio practice relating to vulnerable groups, and

3. Develop guidelines to be used by faculty and students to address unintended negative outcomes.

Join in on the conversation about this research at the 2017 Eportfolio Forum.

PebblePad User Group – Perth Meeting

Centre for University Teaching and Learning (CUTL) at Murdoch University and PebblePad will be hosting the meeting of the PebblePad Users Group Perth at Murdoch University on 10 October.

This event has been scheduled to coincide with a visit to Australia by the PebblePad CEO Shane Sutherland and two lead developers, Aaron Kenny and Brad Rushton.

Click here for more information

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Phil Loveder: Preparing today’s learners for tomorrow’s workplace – Day Two speaker at 2017 Eportfolio Forum

Don’t miss Phil Loveder speak on Day Two of the 2017 Eportfolio Forum (#eportforum) about Preparing today’s learners for tomorrow’s workplace.

Phil is the Manager, Stakeholder Engagement & Director, International at the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), and will present on 21 September at Monash College and University, Melbourne.

Cengage have also sponsored a special lunchtime presentation on Day 1 (20 September) where Emma Collins and Mark Robertson will present “Would you like fries with that?” – extending ePortfolios

Draft program is now available – Check out the great peer reviewed paper and 20×20 presentations, posters, facilitated conversations and workshops.  Click here for any updated copies of the program.

Register now so you don’t miss out!

Click here for more information about Phil’s presentation

Please contact Allison for more information or any questions regarding the 2017 Eportfolio Forum – 0400 732 270 or eportfoliosaustralia@gmail.com

ePortfolios Australia webinar resources: Eportfolios to support capability frameworks and development

The resources from the Eportfolios can be used to support capability frameworks and development webinar hold on 8 August 2017 are now available.

Presenters:

  • John Mc Inerney and Ruth Druva, Monash University
  • Sam Harris, University of Queensland

Please share these resources with your colleagues and networks.

Click to access these resources 

PebblePad webinar resources: Embedding employability into the curriculum

The recording and presentation slides of the recent webinar on Embedding Employability into the Curriculum is now available from PebblePad’s webinar page.  Heather Pate and Katrina Strampel from Edith Cowan University shared their experiences to a university wide approach to eportfolios.

And, don’t forget to save the date for PebbleBash 2018 which will be held at Grange Winery, Victoria, Australia in 10-12 December 2018.

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Free webinar: Eportfolios to support capability frameworks and development

This free webinar will showcase how eportfolios can be used to support capability frameworks and development  – Tuesday 30 May 2017 – 4.30-5.30 pm.

Presenters:

  • John Mc Inerney and Ruth Druva, Monash University
  • Sam Harris, University of Queensland

If you cannot make the webinar, please register and we will send you the recording and resources.

Click for more information and to register

Don’t miss Professor Shelley Kinash’s keynote speech at 2017 Eportfolio Forum

Don’t miss Professor Shelley Kinash’s keynote speech at the 2017 Eportfolio Forum (#eportforum) entitled “What we know about Employability, Student Experience & Student Evaluation of Teaching from National Research and How ePortfolios can have Impact”.

Eportforum will be held on 20-21 September at Monash College and University, Melbourne.

Registration now!

Click here for more information

Please contact Allison for more information or any questions – 0400 732 270 or eportfoliosaustralia@gmail.com

Eportfolio and Identity Conference (ePIC) 2017 has been announced

ePIC (Eportfolio and Identity Conference) – the 15th conference on ePortfolios, Open Badges, Open Recognition, Identities, Trust, Blockchains will be held in Bologna on 25-26 October 2017.

The first International Open Recognition Day will happen on 25 October 2017 – a diverse schedule of events designed for a local Italian audience, the Open Badges technology community and for the international Open Badges community in locations around the world.

Call for Contributions based on the theme – “Alternative Credentials – Credentialing Alternatives​” are now open.

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Professor Shelley Kinash to keynote 2017 Eportfolio Forum (+ more)

Professor Shelley Kinash to keynote 2017 Eportfolio Forum  

The ePortfolios Australia Organising Committee are pleased to annouce that Professor Shelley Kinash will keynote the 2017 Eportfolio Forum (#eportforum).

Eportforum will be held on 20-21 September at Monash College and University, Melbourne.

Shelley will share “What we know about Employability, Student Experience & Student Evaluation of Teaching from National Research and How ePortfolios can have Impact”

Registrations are now opened.

Click here for more information

Please contact Allison for more information or any questions – 0400 732 270 or eportfoliosaustralia@gmail.com

2017 May Eportfolio Webinar Resources – Evidence based practice / reflection against outcomes eg professional standards

Resources for the first webinar on Evidence based practice / reflection against outcomes eg professional standards held on Tuesday 30 May 2017 are now available.

This webinar showcased how eportfolios can be used to evidence outcomes such as professional standards.

Presenters:

  • John Kertesz, University of Tasmanis
  • Terry Young & Kate Mitchell, La Trobe University

Click here to access these resources

Latest PebblePad webinar: Getting portfolio-based learning at scale: top-down and bottom-up approaches 

Thursday 22 June – 16:00 BST (London time) – Register here.

Presenters:

  • Joy Robbins, Lecturer in Academic Development (PDP), Centre for Educational Development, University of Bradford
  • Technology & Innovation (ASTI), Plymouth UniversityEmma Purnell, Senior Learning Technologist, Academic Support,

Emma will talk about the initial implementation of a university-wide project, the Plymouth Compass Portfolio (including reflections on HEAR extra-curricular activities), which aims to give every student the opportunity to engage in portfolio-based learning. She will present initial evidence outlining the extent to which this approach can push change in learning culture from the bottom up by encouraging the students to drive engagement.

Joy will talk about the creation and ongoing implementation of a faculty-wide policy on PebblePad use which aims to get every undergraduate programme to start or enhance their use of portfolio-based learning. She will present initial evidence on how this creates change from the top down by supporting and pushing staff to engage.

This webinar will encourage participants to broaden their focus from portfolios at a module or programme level to thinking about the larger landscape of the university, ideally incorporating a combination of these two approaches.

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2017 Eportfolio Forum – Call for proposal closes 22 May 2017 (+ more)

2017 Eportfolio Forum – Call for proposal closes 22 May 2017  

The call for proposals for the 2017 Eportfolio Forum on 20-21 September at Monash College and University, Melbourne closes on 22 May

This year’s theme is “Owning, supporting and sharing the journey

Get your submission in for:

  • Posters
  • Short (peer reviewed paper) presentations
  • 20×20 presentations
  • Short workshops
  • Facilitate a professional conversations
  • Long workshops
Click here for more information and to submit a proposal.

Please contact Allison for more information or any questions – 0400 732 270 or eportfoliosaustralia@gmail.com

2017 May Eportfolio Webinar – Evidence based practice / reflection against outcomes eg professional standards

Registrations are still being accepted for the first webinar on Evidence based practice / reflection against outcomes eg professional standards on Tuesday 30 May 2017 – 4.30-5.30 pm AEST

This webinar will showcase how eportfolios can be used to evidence outcomes such as professional standards.

Presenters:

  • John Kertesz, University of Tasmanis
  • Terry Young & Kate Mitchell, La Trobe University

Click here for more information and to register for this free webinar (or receive the recording of the webinar)

Your input is being sought by Mahara: Assignment submission via LTI 

In Mahara 17.04 you can connect to your LMS via LTI for single sign-on purposes. However, at the moment you can’t submit assignments via LTI.

Kristina Hoeppner from Mahara is seeking input into the requirements for the assignment submission functionality before Mahara looks into how to achieve it technically. Mahara would like to get the student and teacher requirements right first.

So, have your say by checking out the dedicated wiki page. You can comment on the page, add your own scenarios to the page by logging in with your mahara.org username and password (or you can register for these).

Alternatively, you can contribute to the conversation on this topic in this discussion thread.

Mahara would like to get some more functionality into Mahara 17.10 so all feedback is required by the end of May.

 

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2017 Eportfolio Forum – Call for proposal now open (& more)

2017 Eportfolio Forum – Call for proposal now open  

The ePortfolios Australia Organising Committee are calling for proposals for the 2017 Eportfolio Forum on 20-21 September at Monash College and University, Melbourne.

This year’s theme is “Owning, supporting and sharing the journey

Submissions are being called for:

  • Posters
  • Short (peer reviewed paper) presentations
  • 20×20 presentations
  • Short workshops
  • Facilitate a professional conversations
  • Long workshops

Call for proposal closes on 22 May 2017.

Click here for more information and to submit a proposal.

2017 Eportfolio Webinar – Evidence based practice / reflection against outcomes eg professional standards

Ensure you register for the first webinar on Evidence based practice / reflection against outcomes eg professional standards on Tuesday 30 May 2017 – 4.30-5.30 pm AEST

This webinar will showcase how eportfolios can be used to evidence outcomes such as professional standards.

Presenters:

  • John Kertesz, University of Tasmania
  • Terry Young & Kate Mitchell, La Trobe University

Click here to register for this free webinar (or receive the recording of the webinar)

Programmatic Assessment and Eportfolio

Panos Vlachopoulos (Associate Dean Quality & Standards, Faculty of Arts) and Sherrie Love, (Senior Learning Designer, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences) from Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, presented an outline of the design, development and implementation process of a pedagogically sound and technologically workable and sustainable solution to programmatic assessment using an eportfolio tool across an entire Faculty recently.

For more information and to view this recording (and others) go to the PebblePad webinar page.

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