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.

Some great eportfolio news and resources

Check out this great eportfolio news and resources:

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2017 Eportfolio News – There’s Lots Going On

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

The ePortfolios Australia Organising Committee are pleased to announce that there will be two free annual webinar events in 2017. The first webinar will be 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:

  • Terry Young & Kate Mitchell, La Trobe University
  • TBC

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

Other great 2017 Eportfolio Events happening soon

Get involved in some of these great eportfolio events:

 

2017 Eportfolio Forum will be about owning, supporting and sharing the journey

We hope you can join us at this year’s 6th Eportfolio Forum, as we will be focussing on owning, supporting and sharing the journey.  Just us at:

  • 2017 Eportfolio Forum
  • 20-21 September 2017
  • Monash College/University, Melbourne

Call for proposals will open in the week beginning 27 March 2017.

Some great eportfolio publications

Check out these great eportfolio resources:

  • Check out the first ever AAEEBL ePortfolio Review – Evidence-based learning – Designed to provide space for emerging thinking about ePortfolio research and practice, as well as a publication opportunity for those working in and with ePortfolio, the AePR focuses on timely, important topics written by leaders in the field.
  • Latest International Journal of ePortfolio (IJeP) is available here including an article from the University of Notre Dame Australia –  The Cart Before the Horse? Exploring the Potential of ePortfolios in a Western Australian Medical School by Frank Bate, Jean Macnish and Chris Skinner.
  • Call for Articles: for an edited volume of High Impact ePortfolio Practice – CATALYST in ACTION: Case Studies of High-Impact ePortfolio Practice, to be published by Stylus Books in 2018.  The deadline for manuscript submission is June 15, 2017.
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Joyce Seitzinger at 2016 Eportfolio Forum + more

Joyce Seitzinger at 2016 Eportfolio Forum 

Joyce Seitzinger, Director of Academic Tribe and a highly experienced educational technologist, learning designer and UX practitioner, will be at the 2016 Eportfolio Forum on 28-29 September at the .Sydney Conservatorium of Music, The University of Sydney.

Joyce will be doing a:

  • Long workshop – LX Design: Mapping the badge (l)earner journey
  • Ideas Exchange Lunch conversation – The role of experience design in eportfolios and education

The two day program also has the following Panel members discuss how collecting evidence and connecting it to criteria can demonstrate your professionalism / leadership:

  • Leanne Ngo, Deakin University
  • Nicole Jones, University of NSW
  • Stiofán Mac Suibhne, Ara Institute New Zealand
  • Jacob Gross and Hannah Alexander, University of Sydney students

Register now so you do not miss out on this great event and let your colleagues know about this event.

Supporting educators to use eportfolios – webinar resources now available

We are pleased to share with you the following resources from the “Supporting educators use eportfolios” webinar on 30 August:

  • Webinar Recording
    • Login is required = Your name and email address (even if you didn’t attend or register for the webinar)
    • Click on the downloaded file
    • It may take a minute or two to load
    • Press the > arrow along the bottom left hand corner to play
  • Presentation slides

Please feel free to share these resources with your networks and colleagues.

This webinar series will be run again in 2017, so please share your ideas for other webinar topics, as well as other eportfolio professional development and networking ideas via ePortfolios Australia, and/or please let us know if you would like to help with organising these events.

Transforming students through ePortfolio assessment webinar resources

Leanne Ngo (Deakin University) and Nicholas McGuigan (Monash University) presented the Transforming students through ePortfolio assessment webinar on 7 September as part of the Transforming Assessment program.

This session looked at how ePortfolios can provide students with a holistic, scaffolded, cohesive and integrated learning experience which represents a stronger preparation for their professional life, and in a form they can continue to access after graduation.

Click here to read more and view the webinar resources.

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2016 Eportfolio Forum Program now available + More

2016 Eportfolio Forum Program now available

2016 Eportfolio Forum Program
Eportforum will be held on 28-29 September 2016 at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music the University of Sydney with fantastic Keynote speakers:
  • Day One Keynote Speaker: Professor Geoffrey Crisp, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education) University of New South Wales – ePortfolios – one for all, all for one
  • Day Two – Opening Speaker: Ryan Tracey, E-learning Manager at AMP – A proposal to improve the efficiency of compliance training in the corporate sector through open badges

The two day program aims to engage participants in conversations about Connecting learning to the future.  One highlight of this event will be the many opportunities to network with presenters and participants.

Register now so you do not miss out on this great event.

Supporting educators to use eportfolios – webinar on 30 August

Our second free annual webinar event will be on the topic of ‘Supporting educators to use eportfolios’.

Our presenters are highly experienced in supporting others use eportfolios in their teaching / professional lives:


Andrew Hill, Australian Catholic University (ACU)


Marie (Bernie) Fisher, ACU 


Lynn McAllister, QUT 

Click here to register for this free webinar.

Tarleton launches new ePortfolio network to help students get hired

Adapted from original article:
Tarleton State University in Texas has introduced an eportfolio network which will help users go beyond the limits of the traditional resume to create a digital portfolio.

All students will gain have access to their free eportfolio to create a digital portfolio of academic and professional accomplishments, including projects, presentations and papers.

According to the eportfolio developers, employers will have direct access to Tarleton students’ ePortfolios through a powerful search engine and matching algorithm that streamlines campus-recruiting efforts.

Click here to read more.

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Keynotes: 2016 Eportfolio Forum + More

Keynotes: 2016 Eportfolio Forum 

The keynote speakers for the 2016 Eportfolio Forum (Eportforum) to be held on 28-29 September 2016 at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music at the University of Sydney are:

Day One Keynote Speaker: Professor Geoffrey Crisp, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education) University of New South Wales – ePortfolios – one for all, all for one
Day Two – Opening Speaker: Ryan Tracey, E-learning Manager at AMP – A proposal to improve the efficiency of compliance training in the corporate sector through open badges
 The two day program of presentations, workshops, facilitated conversations and networking will be released shortly.  One highlight of this event will be the many opportunities to network with presenters and participants.

Please share this information with your colleagues and people in your networks and encourage them to register now.

2016 Webinar Series: Supporting educators to use eportfolios

The ePortfolios Australia Organising Committee are pleased to announce that the second of our two free annual webinar events in 2016. The second webinar will be one the topics of ‘Supporting educators to use eportfolios’.

Our presenters are highly experienced in supporting others use eportfolios in their teaching / professional lives:

Andrew Hill, Australian Catholic University (ACU)
Marie (Bernie) Fisher, ACU 
Lynn McAllister, QUT 

Click here to register for this free webinar.

Recording: Health (PebblePad) User Group

The resources from the 22 June PebblePad in Health User Group are now available at http://bit.ly/OzHUG22June16.

Included are the full session recording, a link to the presentation, and a copy of the online chat from the session.

If you have suggestions for future User Group sessions (and these can include areas other than Health) please send them through to Alison Poot at alison@pebblepad.com.au.

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Call for proposals closes Monday 6 June: 2016 Eportfolio Forum

The call for proposals for the 2016 Eportfolio Forum closes on Monday 6 June so get in quick to submit your proposal.

The 2016 Eportfolio Forum (Eportforum) will be held on 28-29 September 2016 at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music at the University of Sydney.Submissions are being called for:

  • Poster – A0 static presentation which is pinned up at the Forum (both days)
  • Short (peer reviewed paper) presentation – 15 min presentation + 5 min Q&A – published peer reviewed paper on day one (28 Sept)
  • 20×20 presentation  6-7 mins presentation consisting of 20 slides which run for 20 secs each on day one (28 Sept)
  • Short workshop – 40 mins hands-on/interactive session on day two (29 Sept)
  • Facilitate a professional conversation – lead a group discussion around a topic during the ‘Ideas Exchange’ working lunch on day two (29 Sept) – no presentation slides permitted
  • Long workshop – 2.25 hr hands-on/interactive session on day two (29 Sept)

To review the submission themes and/or to submit your proposal go to the 2016 Eportfolio Forum Call for Proposals page.

Please also encourage your colleagues and people in your networks to put in a submission.

Types of eportfolios webinar recording and slides now available

The webinar recording and presentation slides from the Types of eportfolios webinar session hosted by ePortfolios Australia are now available

This webinar was held on Tuesday 24 May 2016.  Presenters included:

  • Kymberley Barbary, Associate Lecturer, La Trobe University
  • Paul Chandler,  Senior Lecturer, Australian Catholic University
  • Terry Young, Learning Technologist, La Trobe University
  • Thomas Bevitt, Lecturer in Occupational Therapy and Practice Education Coordinator, University of Canberra

Our next webinar will be on 25 August 2016 on the topic of “Supporting educators using eportfolios” – so watch this space for more information.

Latest International Journal of ePortfolio (IJeP) is now available 

Helen Chen and Tracy Penny Light have joined Eddy Watson as co-executive editors of the International Journal of ePortfolio (IJeP).  Peter Doolittle will continue to serve as the senior advisor for IJeP.

The latest issue of IJeP (volume 6, number 1),  a double-blind, peer-reviewed, open access journal,  is now available here: http://www.theijep.com/current.cfm.

Manuscripts are being sought for the forthcoming issue of the journal.  The current call for papers can be found athttp://www.theijep.com/,

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Call for proposals now open: 2016 Eportfolio Forum

The 2016 Eportfolio Forum (Eportforum) will be held on 28-29 September 2016 at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music at the University of Sydney.

Submissions are being called for:

  • Poster – A0 static presentation which is pinned up at the Forum (both days)
  • Short (peer reviewed paper) presentation – 15 min presentation + 5 min Q&A – published peer reviewed paper on day one (28 Sept)
  • 20×20 presentation  6-7 mins presentation consisting of 20 slides which run for 20 secs each on day one (28 Sept)
  • Short workshop – 40 mins hands-on/interactive session on day two (29 Sept)
  • Facilitate a professional conversation – lead a group discussion around a topic during the ‘Ideas Exchange’ working lunch on day two (29 Sept) – no presentation slides permitted
  • Long workshop – 2.25 hr hands-on/interactive session on day two (29 Sept)

To review the submission themes and/or to submit your proposal go to the 2016 Eportfolio Forum Call for Proposals page.

Please also encourage your colleagues and people in your networks to put in a submission.

Submissions close on 18 May 2016.

2016 Free webinar series is on again

The ePortfolios Australia Organising Committee are pleased to announce that they will be hosting two free annual webinar events in 2016. The first webinar will be: Types of eportfolios – which type of eportfolio is best for what type of activities? 

This webinar will be on Tuesday 24 May 2016 – 4.30-5.30 pm AEST

Our first presenter will be Kate Coleman discussing: (e)Portfolios: archived collections, curated spaces and place of reflection.  Further presenters to be announced.

For more information and to register for this webinar go to the ePortfolios Australia Other Events page.

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