Register ASAP: our final free webinar for 2020 – Employability, employers and eportfolios (+ more)

Register no later than Monday 10 August for our last webinar for 2020 being hosted in collaboration with Eportfolio Ireland on the topic of Employers, employability and eportfolios.

  • Australia: Tuesday 11 August 2020 – 7.30-8.30 pm Australian Eastern Standard time
  • Ireland: Tuesday 11 August 2020 – 10.30-11.30 am Dublin time

Topics and presenters include:

Australia – Beyond the Resume – Using eportfolios for demonstrating skills and gaining employment in learning design in Australia higher education:

  • Kate Mitchell
  • Tom Cotton
  • Dr Suneeti Rekhari

Eportfolio Ireland – Snapshots of eportfolio in practice to support employability and professional learning in Ireland:

  • Lisa Donaldson
  • Karen Buckley
  • Orna Farrell
  • Tom Farrelly

For more information and to register, go to: https://eportfoliosaustralia.wordpress.com/other-events/

(If you cannot attend but would like to receive the recording – please also register)

PebblePad Webinar Series: Portfolios in Professional Programs  

PebblePad are facilitating a series of webinars in August exploring the use of portfolio-based learning approaches in professional programs.  The webinars will focus on Midwifery, Teacher Education and Nursing.

The webinars will feature invited presenters from Australian universities who will demonstrate how an eportfolio approach is being used to support teaching, learning and authentic assessment in their programs, with particular focus on workplace-based assessment during placements.  PebblePad will also facilitate discussion about some of the key issues, challenges and benefits associated with engaging with eportfolios in these programs.

While these examples will obviously be PebblePad based, PebblePad are keen to welcome educators not using PebblePad to also join the discussion.

Further information and registration is available at:

Portfolios in Professional Programs – Midwifery

Tuesday 18 August, 13:00 – 14:30 AEST (Sydney time)

Portfolios in Professional Programs – Teacher Education

Wednesday 19 August, 13:00 – 14:30 AEST (Sydney time)

Portfolios in Professional Programs – Nursing

Tuesday 25 August, 13:00 – 14:30 AEST (Sydney time)

(via Alison Poot)

2020 Eportfolio Forum: Keynotes and draft program to be released soon

2020 has been a crazy year, including having to shift our annual Eportfolio Forum online.

The ePortfolios Australia Organising Committee have been working very hard in the background to morph this event into an excellent online experience.

We are excited to share that our two amazing Keynotes and program for 29-30 October 2020 will be released shortly based on the theme: Digital Identity – Ethics and Experience – so watch this space – https://eportfoliosaustralia.wordpress.com/forums/2020-eportfolio-forum-home-page/

To enquiry about the Forum or to sponsor the 2020 Eportfolio Forum, please contact eportfoliosaustralia@gmail.com

Some great eportfolio news and resources

Check out this great eportfolio news and resources:

Some eportfolio papers by:

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

 

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Closing soon: 2020 Eportfolio Forum Online Proposals (+more)

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to submit a proposal for the ninth Eportfolio Forum which will be held online on 29-30 October 2020 (and if possible, at Deakin University (Burwood campus) in Melbourne). 
Proposal submissions will close on 22 July.
We are seeking proposal types for:

  • 20×20 presentation
  • Digitally Interactive Poster
  • Intensive workshop
  • In-depth workshop
  • Facilitate a professional conversation

This year’s theme is: Digital Identity – Ethics and Experience, with sub-themes:

  • Digital ethics and digital literacy
  • Sustainability, ongoing practice and well being
  • Collaboration and research
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Career / Employability / Work Integrated Learning (WIL)

Shortened (peer reviewed) paper proposals have closed to allow for the writing and review period before the Forum.

For more information, including the help available for presenting and facilitating online, go to: https://eportfoliosaustralia.wordpress.com/forums/2020-eportfolio-forum-home-page/2020-eportfolio-forum-call-for-proposals/

To enquiry about presenting online at the Forum or sponsorship of this event, please contact eportfoliosaustralia@gmail.com

Free Virtual Workshop Recording: Design, development and implementation of an ePortfolio platform to recognise and reward teaching excellence in higher education  

This inaugural virtual workshop facilitated by Professor Gary Velan from UNSW Sydney on 14 July.

Gary shared how MyEducation Portfolio is being used to showcase UNSW’s academic staff’s educational achievements to others and to reflect, grow and inspire their education practice.

To view the recording of this session, go to: https://eportfoliosaustralia.wordpress.com/other-events/virtual-workshops/

Free August webinar: Employers, employability and eportfolios – Beyond the resume

The ePortfolios Australia Organising Committee are pleased to announce the second of two webinars for 2020 which will be hosted in collaboration with Eportfolio Ireland on the topic of Employers, employability and eportfolios – Beyond the resume.

  • Australia: Tuesday 11 August 2020 – 7.30 pm Australian Eastern Standard time
  • Ireland: Tuesday 11 August 2020 – 10.30 am Dublin time

Topics and presenters include:

Australia – Beyond the Resume – Using eportfolios for demonstrating skills and gaining employment in learning design in Australia higher education:

  • Kate Mitchell
  • Tom Cotton
  • Dr Suneeti Rekhari

Eportfolio Ireland – Snapshots of eportfolio in practice to support employability and professional learning in Ireland:

  • Lisa Donaldson
  • Karen Buckley
  • Orna Farrell
  • Tom Farrelly

For more information and to register, go to: https://eportfoliosaustralia.wordpress.com/other-events/

(If you cannot attend but would like to receive the recording – please also register)

Meet some more of the ePortfolios Australia Organising Committee  

Please meet two more incredible ePortfolios Australia Organising Committee members – Lynn McAllister and Marie (Bernie) Fisher.

Lynn and Bernie have been dedicated members of our Committee and have a vast amount of eportfolio leadership experience.

Click on their names to learn more about Lynn and Bernie.

Lynn McAllister

Marie (Bernie) Fisher

Learn more about the ePortfolios Australia Organising Committee at: https://eportfoliosaustralia.wordpress.com/organising-committee/

Interested in becoming an ePortfolios Australia Organising Committee Member? Register your interest or make enquiries by: Contacting: Allison Miller: Call: (+61) 0400 732 270 or Email: eportfoliosaustralia@gmail.com

 

Some great eportfolio news and resources

Check out this great eportfolio news and resources:

Stay connected all year round by sharing your eportfolio news or asking questions via the
Eportfolio Community of Practice Facebook Group

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Last chance to register: Free Virtual eportfolio workshop on 14 July (+ more)

Design, development and implementation of an ePortfolio platform to recognise and reward teaching excellence in higher education 
You have until 11 am Tuesday 14 July to register for the inaugural virtual workshop which will be facilitated by Professor Gary Velan from UNSW Sydney on 14 July from 4.00-5.00 pm AEST.

Gary will share how MyEducation Portfolio is being used to showcase UNSW’s academic staff’s educational achievements to others and to reflect, grow and inspire their education practice.

For more information and/or to register for this event no later than 11 am AEST on 14 July go to: https://eportfoliosaustralia.wordpress.com/other-events/virtual-workshops/
(If you cannot attend but would like to receive the recording – please also register)

AAEEBL’s Month long Annual Meeting 2020 *Virtual Edition* (incl combined event with ePortfolios Australia on 16 July (Oz time))

Spread over four weeks in July, AAEEBL’s annual event focuses on knowledge sharing and community building around the theme, “Doing It Right: ePortfolios, Ethics, and Technologies” paying particular attention to our current global context of COVID-19.

Each week includes curated asynchronous content as well as synchronous opportunities for deep discussion and community knowledge building.

ePortfolios Australia will again join up with AAEEBL to facilitate a session on Assessment, Academic Integrity and Access: Doing it right (digital ethics) this Thursday 16 July at 9.30-11.00 am Aust EST (and on 15 July 4.30-7.00 pm PT North America)

To register for this and other events click here.

Submit a proposal by 22 July: 2020 Eportfolio Forum Online

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to submit a Proposal for a 20×20 presentation, digitally interactive poster, intensive/indepth workshop or facilitated conversation, for the ninth Eportfolio Forum which will be held online on 29-30 October 2020 (and if possible, at Deakin University (Burwood campus) in Melbourne).

This year’s theme is: Digital Identity – Ethics and Experience  
Sub-themes include:

  • Digital ethics and digital literacy
  • Sustainability, ongoing practice and well being
  • Collaboration and research
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Career / Employability / Work Integrated Learning (WIL)

Call for Online Proposals information is available here.

Shortened (peer reviewed) paper proposals have closed to allow for the writing and reviewing process

The Call for Proposals for the remaining types of proposals will close on 22 July 2020.  Acceptance notifications will be sent in the week beginning 29 July 2020.

For more information, including help available for presenting and facilitating online, go to: https://eportfoliosaustralia.wordpress.com/forums/2020-eportfolio-forum-home-page/2020-eportfolio-forum-call-for-proposals/

To enquiry about presenting online at the Forum or being a sponsor, please contact eportfoliosaustralia@gmail.com

Free August webinar in collaboration with Eportfolio Ireland: Employability, employers, and eportfolios

The ePortfolios Australia Organising Committee are pleased to announce the second of two webinars for 2020 which will be hosted in collaboration with Eportfolio Ireland in August 2020 on the topic of Employability, employers, and eportfolios.

  • Australia: Tuesday 11 August 2020 – 7.30 pm Australian Eastern Standard time
  • Ireland: Tuesday 11 August 2020 – 10.30 am Dublin time

Topics and presenters include:

Australia – Beyond the Resume – Using eportfolios for demonstrating skills and gaining employment in learning design in Australia higher education:
  • Kate Mitchell
  • Tom Cotton
  • Dr Suneeti Rekhari
Eportfolio Ireland – Snapshots of eportfolio in practice to support employability and professional learning in Ireland:
  • Lisa Donaldson
  • Karen Buckley
  • Orna Farrell
  • Tom Farrelly

For more information and to register, go to: https://eportfoliosaustralia.wordpress.com/other-events/

(If you cannot attend but would like to receive the recording – please also register)

Some great eportfolio news and resources

Check out this great eportfolio news and resources:

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

 

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Last chance: Shortened (peer reviewed) papers submissions – 2020 Eportfolio Forum Online (+more)

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to submit a Shortened (peer reviewed) paper for the ninth Eportfolio Forum which will be held online on 29-30 October 2020 (and if possible, at Deakin University (Burwood campus) in Melbourne).

We have ‘shortened’ the requirements for the Shortened (peer reviewed) paper to be a 500-750 word (+ abstract) published peer reviewed paper. 

This year’s theme is: Digital Identity – Ethics and Experience – which in light of more people working and studying online, the ePortfolios Australia Organising Committee believe there is an opportunity to share what remote teaching and learning has been like this year through a Shortened (peer reviewed) paper.  

As the 2020 Eportfolio Forum will be online, we hope to be able to attract more oversea submissions and presentations (15 mins + 5 mins Q&A – Live or pre-recorded).

Sub-themes include:

  • Digital ethics and digital literacy
  • Sustainability, ongoing practice and well being
  • Collaboration and research
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Career / Employability / Work Integrated Learning (WIL)

The Call for Online Proposals are available here.

Call for Shortened (peer reviewed) paper proposals will close on 22 June 2020 to allow for the writing and review period before the Forum.

We are also seeking other proposal types such:

  • 20×20 presentation
  • Digitally Interactive Poster
  • Intensive workshop
  • In-depth workshop
  • Facilitate a professional conversation

However, the Call for proposals for these types of proposals will close on 20 July 2020.

For more information, including help available for presenting and facilitating online, go to: https://eportfoliosaustralia.wordpress.com/forums/2020-eportfolio-forum-home-page/2020-eportfolio-forum-call-for-proposals/

To enquiry about presenting online at the Forum, please contact eportfoliosaustralia@gmail.com

Free Virtual Workshop: Design, development and implementation of an ePortfolio platform to recognise and reward teaching excellence in higher education  

This inaugural virtual workshop will be facilitated by Professor Gary Velan from UNSW Sydney on 14 July from 4.00-5.00 pm AEST.

Gary will share how MyEducation Portfolio is being used to showcase UNSW’s academic staff’s educational achievements to others and to reflect, grow and inspire their education practice.

For more information and/or to register for this event go to: https://eportfoliosaustralia.wordpress.com/other-events/virtual-workshops/
(If you cannot attend but would like to receive the recording – please also register)

Free resources: Defining digital ethics when using eportfolios webinar – May 2020

Review the recording from the Defining digital ethics when using eportfolios webinar – May 2020, where ePortfolios Australia and AAEEBL collaborated to facilitate a discussion around:

  • What does digital ethics and eportfolios mean?
  • What does digital ethics and eportfolios look like now?, and
  • What does digital ethics and eportfolios look like when it is working well?

Panelists and MCs provided some wonderful insights on these questions, and there was some interesting ‘chat’ discussions as well.

Please share these resources with others who you think would find them useful.

Meet some more of the ePortfolios Australia Organising Committee  

Please meet two more of the amazing ePortfolios Australia Organising Committee – Christine Slade and Kathryn Coleman.

Christine and Kate have been long time members of our Committee and are both very experienced eportfolio leaders.

Click on their names to learn more about Christine and Kate.

Christine Slade

Kathryn Coleman
Learn more about the ePortfolios Australia Organising Committee at: https://eportfoliosaustralia.wordpress.com/organising-committee/

Interested in becoming an ePortfolios Australia Organising Committee Member? Register your interest or make enquiries by: Contacting: Allison Miller: Call: (+61) 0400 732 270 or Email: eportfoliosaustralia@gmail.com

Some great eportfolio news and resources

Check out this great eportfolio news and resources:

  • Call for Proposals: AAEEBL ePortfolio Review (AePR) – The next edition of the AAEEBL ePortfolio Review (AePR) is now accepting paper proposals addressing the theme of Doing it Right: ePortfolios and Ethics, Practices, and Technologies  – Submission deadline: 28 July 2020 (via Candyce Reynolds)
  • Call for Papers: Eportfolios in Ireland: A special issue of the Irish Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning – Submission deadline: 31 July 2020 (via Lisa Donaldson)
  • Short video called “Designing a Research Project” for those interested in using eportfolios (PebblePad) for research projects (via Jacqui Patten)

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

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Last chance to register: Defining digital ethics when using eportfolios webinar (+ more)

Don’t miss out on the virtual panel webinar session being run in collaboration with AAEEL this week on the topic of Defining digital ethics when using eportfolios:

  • Australia: Thursday 28 May 2020 – 9.30 am EST
  • North America: Wednesday 27 May – 4.30 pm PT / 7.30 pm ET

Panellists from both regions will draw on their own research and/or experience to discuss:

  • What does digital ethics and eportfolios mean?
  • What does digital ethics and eportfolios look like now?, and
  • What does digital ethics and eportfolios look like when it is working well?

Our session MC’s, Prof Patsie PollyHelen L Chen and Kevin Kelly will lead a discussion around how we, as a global eportfolio community, define and grow this field of thought together.

Panellists from Australia include:

Panellists from North American include:

Registrations close at 6.00 pm Australian Eastern Standard Time on 27 May (AEST): https://eportfoliosaustralia.wordpress.com/other-events/ (If you cannot attend but would like to receive the recording – please also register)

2020 Eportfolio Forum Online – Submit your proposal by 22 June

The ninth Eportfolio Forum will be held online on 29-30 October 2020 (and if possible, at Deakin University (Burwood campus) in Melbourne).

This year’s theme is: Digital Identity – Ethics and Experience

Sub-themes include:

  • Digital ethics and digital literacy
  • Sustainability, ongoing practice and well being
  • Collaboration and research
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Career / Employability / Work Integrated Learning (WIL)

The Call for Online Proposals are available here.  Proposal types include:

  • Shortened (peer reviewed paper) presentation
  • 20×20 presentation
  • Digitally Interactive Poster
  • Intensive workshop
  • In-depth workshop
  • Facilitate a professional conversation

Call for proposals will close on 22 June 2020.

For more information, including help available for presenting and facilitating online, go to: https://eportfoliosaustralia.wordpress.com/forums/2020-eportfolio-forum-home-page/2020-eportfolio-forum-call-for-proposals/

To enquiry about presenting online at the Forum, please contact eportfoliosaustralia@gmail.com

Keynote presenters will be announced shortly.

Virtual Workshop: Design, development and implementation of an ePortfolio platform to recognise and reward teaching excellence in higher education  

The ePortfolios Australia Organising Committee are pleased to announce an new community of practice event – the 2020 Virtual Workshop.

The inaugural virtual workshop will be hosted by Professor Gary Velan from UNSW Sydney on 14 July from 4.00-5.00 pm. Gary will share how MyEducation Portfolio is being used to showcase UNSW’s academic staff’s educational achievements to others and to reflect, grow and inspire their education practice.

For more information and/or to register for this event go to: https://eportfoliosaustralia.wordpress.com/other-events/virtual-workshops/

Meet some of the ePortfolios Australia Organising Committee  

ePortfolios Australia is a true Community of Practice run by passionate volunteers who strive to lead and share effective eportfolio practice.

To acknowledge the great work of this group and to encourage others to get involved, we will be progressively introducing our Committee Members – Starting with:

Emma Collins

Emma Collins

Kate Mitchell

Kate Mitchell

Learn more about the ePortfolios Australia Organising Committee at: https://eportfoliosaustralia.wordpress.com/organising-committee/

Interested in becoming an ePortfolios Australia Organising Committee Member? Register your interest or make enquiries by: Contacting: Allison Miller: Call: (+61) 0400 732 270 or Email: eportfoliosaustralia@gmail.com

Some great eportfolio news and resources

Check out this great eportfolio news and resources:

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

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Free virtual panel session – Defining digital ethics when using eportfolios (+ more)

Our first webinar event for 2020 will be a virtual panel session run in collaboration with AAEEBL on the topic of Defining digital ethics when using eportfolios:

  • Australia: Thursday 28 May 2020 – 9.30 am EST
  • North America: Wednesday 27 May – 4.30 pm PT / 7.30 pm ET

Panellists from both regions will draw on their own research and/or experience to discuss:

  • What does digital ethics and eportfolios mean?
  • What does digital ethics and eportfolios look like now?, and
  • What does digital ethics and eportfolios look like when it is working well?

Our session MC’s, Prof Patsie PollyHelen L Chen and Kevin Kelly, will then lead a discussion around how we, as a global eportfolio community, define and grow this field of thought together.

Panellists from Australia include:

  • Dr Christine Slade
  • Dr Misty Kirby

North American panellists will be announced shortly.

For more information and to register go to: https://eportfoliosaustralia.wordpress.com/other-events/

2020 Eportfolio Forum Online – Consider presenting online

The ninth Eportfolio Forum will be held online on 29-30 October 2020 (and if possible, at Deakin University (Burwood campus) in Melbourne).

This year’s theme is: Digital Identity – Ethics and Experience

Sub-themes include:

  • Digital ethics and digital literacy
  • Sustainability, ongoing practice and well being
  • Collaboration and research
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Career / Employability / Work Integrated Learning (WIL)

The Call for Online Proposals are available here.  Proposal types include:

  • Shortened (peer reviewed paper) presentation
  • 20×20 presentation
  • Digitally Interactive Poster
  • Intensive workshop
  • In-depth workshop
  • Facilitate a professional conversation

Call for proposals will close on 22 June 2020.

For more information or to enquiry about presenting at the Forum, please contact eportfoliosaustralia@gmail.com

Keynote presenters will be announced shortly.

‘Shifts in practice’: An ePortfolio community of practice post-remote teaching guide  

In true eportfolio community spirit, Dr Kathryn Coleman (Kate) has created a collaborative living-digital-document to enable the sharing of knowledge in these precarious times for ‘new and old’ eportfolio users.

Kate invites you to join her (& our eportfolio community contributors) to continue to co-design this living Google doc in the areas of:

  • Eportfolio professional learning sites
  • Eportfolio Paper/Book/Chapter 
Please also share this eportfolio teaching guide with others who:
  • could contribute to this resource, and/or
  • would find the resource useful

Some great eportfolio news and resources

Check out this great eportfolio news and resources:

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

 

Please share this post with your networks.

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2020 Eportfolio Forum – Call for proposals now open! (+ more)

The ePortfolios Australia Organising Committee are pleased to announce that the ninth Eportfolio Forum will be held on 29-30 October 2020 at Deakin University (Burwood campus) in Melbourne.

This year’s theme is: Digital Identity – Ethics and Experience

The Call for Proposals are now open.  Proposal types include:

  • Short (peer reviewed paper) presentation
  • 20×20 presentation
  • Digitally Interactive Poster
  • Intensive workshop
  • In-depth workshop
  • Facilitate a professional conversation

Call for proposals will close on 18 May 2020.

For more information or to enquiry about presenting at the Forum, please contact eportfoliosaustralia@gmail.com

Keynote presenters will be announced shortly.

Previous Eportfolio Forum resources can be found here: https://eportfoliosaustralia.wordpress.com/forums/previous-eportfolio-forums/

2020 Eportfolio Webinar series + Blended event > Save the dates

The ePortfolios Australia Organising Committee are also pleased to advise the dates for the 2020 Eportfolio Webinar series – These will both have an international component as we collaborate with our northern hemisphere colleagues:

  • Thursday 28 May – 9.30 am AEST – On the topic of Digital ethics – This webinar will be run in collaboration with AAEEBL
  • Tuesday 11 August – 7.30 pm AEST – On the topic of Employers, employability and eportfoliosThis webinar will be run in collaboration with Eportfolio Ireland

We are also lucky enough to have a blended event planned Tuesday 14 July (4.00-5.00 pm AEST) where you can attend either in person at UNSW, Sydney or via webinar.  Prof Gary Velan will present MyEducation Portfolio.

You can find the resources from past webinars here.

More details and registrations for all of these events will open shortly.

North American Eportfolio Events  

Event 1 – AAEEBL will be holding their Annual Meeting – 21-23 July 2020 at Salt Lake Community College, Salt Lake City Utah.

This year’s meeting is called Doing It Right: ePortfolios and Ethics, Practices, and Technologies“.

The Call for Proposals close on 27 March – Themes include:

  • the ethical foundations and implications of ePortfolios
  • the design and inclusion of other high-impact pedagogies in large and small-scale ePortfolio implementations
  • the interrelationships among technology, practice, and ethical considerations.

Information sourced via Patsie Polly

You may like to follow what AAEEBL are doing via their Twitter – https://twitter.com/AAEEBLconnect

Event 2 – Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) will be hosting a webinar on 17 March called – “Realizing the Full Potential of ePortfolios: Expanding Beyond a Single Department

Information sourced via a Kristina Hoeppner retweet

Some great eportfolio news and resources

Check out this great eportfolio news and resources:

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

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Eportfolio Forum: 2019 Resources (& 2020 Save the Date)

The ePortfolios Australia Organising Committee are pleased to share last year’s Eportfolio Forum resources from the amazing presentations and workshops which happened on 20-21 November 2019 at ACU Canberra.

Resources include:

Click here to see all of the resources in the one place.

Please share these resources with your networks by forwarding on this blog post or via social media (use #eportforum).

Eportfolio Forum: 2020 Save the Date – 29 & 30 October – Deakin University, Melbourne 

The ePortfolios Australia Organising Committee are also pleased to announce that the 2020 Eportfolio Forum will be held at Deakin University, Melbourne on 29-30 October.

This will be the ninth Forum, and this year’s theme is: Digital Identity – Ethics and Experience

Call for proposals will open in the week beginning 9 March.  Stay tune for more updates.

Please contact Allison for more information or any questions regarding the 2020 Eportfolio Forum – 0400 732 270 or eportfoliosaustralia@gmail.com.

Are you using eportfolios for WIL and interested in research? Check out the 2020 ACEN Research Grants 

In 2020, ACEN will once again offer funding for Work Integrated Learning (WIL) research grants .

The grants are open to academic and professional staff.

Applications are invited on topics related to one of the following themes:

– Sustainable, scalable and innovative WIL models
– WIL and global mobility
– WIL within digital and virtual learning environments
– Building learner agency and professional identity through WIL
– WIL practices supporting diverse learners
– Designing and implementing quality in WIL
– Equity of access to WIL
– Student well being and mental health in WIL

Applications close May 15, 2020.  For more information go to: http://acen.edu.au/2020-research-grants/

Looking to collaborate on a grant or research project?  Connect with others via the Eportfolio Community of Practice Facebook Group

Adapted from information sourced via Jodie Young

Other eportfolio news and resources

Check out this great eportfolio news and resources:

  • Latest edition of AAEEBL ePortfolio Review has just been released – Winter 2020 – ePortfolio and Transformation – check out the paper entitled: A Student-Centered Framework for Digital Privacy, Digital Ethics, and Digital Literacy (Gray & McGuire) – Information via a Candyce Reynolds tweet

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

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Credentialing & Employability: Join us at 2019 Eportfolio Forum (+ more)

This year’s Eportfolio Forum is packed with amazing presentations and workshops (20-21 November – Canberra).

This two-day event will be kicked off by Keynote Speaker:  Professor Tristram Hooley, who is the Professor of Career Education and University of Derby, England.  Tristram will speak about how eportfolios support career development.

Day Two Opening Speaker is Associate Professor Denise Jackson who is the Director for Work-Integrated Learning at the School of Business and Law, Edith Cowan University, Western Australia.  Denise will present on the meaning of professional identity, its importance for future employment and determining factors for higher education students.

Click here to read more about what these Keynote speakers will share at this year’s event.

Wedged between these two amazing presentations will be a Plenary Panel discussing What is the value in evidencing smaller and more specific elements of a person’s capabilities through credentialing? 

This panel will be led by Asheley Jones, Head of Professional Practice and Industry Partnerships, Faculty of Business and Law, DeakinCo.

Other Panelists sharing their views on this topic include:

  • Kathryn Coleman, University of Melbourne
  • Mary Gallagher, Australian Catholic University
  • Trina Jorre de St Jorre, Deakin University
  • Lynette Harris, Navitas
  • Students

Plus there are around 40 breakout and networking sessions – Download the 2019 Eportfolio Forum program for more information.

Don’t miss out – book now!!

Please share this news with your networks by forwarding on this email or via social media (#eportforum)

Please contact Allison for more information or any questions regarding the 2019 Eportfolio Forum – 0400 732 270 or eportfoliosaustralia@gmail.com

Mahara News 

The waiting is over. You can preview Mahara 19.10 and test its features before the official 19.10.0 release at the end of the October – https://mahara.org/interaction/forum/topic.php?id=8526.

Let Mahara know what you think of the new features.

Also, find out what is happening in the Mahara community by reading the latest Mahara newsletter at https://mahara.org/newsletter

Information sourced via Kristina Hoeppner

Registrations are now opened for PebbleBash 2020 

Registrations are now open for the pedagogical extravaganza that will be Pebblebash 2020 in Edinburgh from 23-25 June 2020.

Join fellow trailblazers, innovators and champions of extraordinary learning journeys at this must-attend event. https://hubs.ly/H0lbjFy0 

Information sourced via Alison Poot

Some great eportfolio news and resources

Check out this great eportfolio news and resources:

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

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Free webinar resources: The interplay between portfolios, social media and digital identity (+more)

Check out the free webinar resources from the The interplay between portfolios, social media and digital identity webinar held on 4 September

The webinar recording and presentation slides are now available from the following presentations:

  • Opening the Digital Door by Dr Misty Kirby, Charles Sturt University
  • site, cite, sight by Dr Kathryn Coleman, University of Melbourne
  • Introduction to Professional Identity Development: a Deakin case study by Simone Tyrell, Deakin University
  • let other people in your network know about these resources by forwarding on this email or via social media, and/or
  • let us know if you have any ideas for 2020 webinars, or if you can present on a topic or know someone who can present on a topic – 0400 732 270 or eportfoliosaustralia@gmail.com

2019 Eportfolio Forum Program – Just released! 

ePortfolios Australia Organising Committee are pleased to announce that the 2019 Eportfolio Forum program is now available.

This year’s program is packed with amazing key notes, presentations, networking and hands on activities.

A highlight of this year’s program is the Panel discussion on What is the value in evidencing smaller and more specific elements of a person’s capabilities through credentialing? led by Asheley Jones from DeakinCo

2019 Eportfolio Forum (Eportforum) will be held on on 20-21 November 2019 at Australian Catholic University (ACU), Canberra Campus (Signadou). 

Registrations are now open – so book now!!

Please share this news with your networks by forwarding on this email or via social media (#eportforum)

Please contact Allison for more information or any questions regarding the 2019 Eportfolio Forum – 0400 732 270 or eportfoliosaustralia@gmail.com

PebbleBash 2020 – Initial Expressions of Interest due by 27 September 

Initial expressions of interest for PebbleBash 2020 (in beautiful Edinburgh, Scotland) are due by this Friday 27 September.  PebbleBash will be from 23-25 June 2020.

The expressions of interest just require a 200 word overview
and 200 words about the impact of your work so are not too onerous. Go to https://pebblebash.co.uk/2020/papers NOW and have a look.

If you have any questions at all or would like to discuss an idea please contact Alison Poot, PebblePad – alison@pebblepad.com.au

Information sourced via Alison Poot

Some great eportfolio news and resources

Check out this great eportfolio news and resources:

  • How are you using Mahara at your organisation? Have you developed a plugin you’d like to share? Are you starting a project using Mahara and are looking for collaboration partners? Let us know in the next Mahara newsletter. Deadline for submissions: 26 September. https://mahara.org/interaction/forum/topic.php?id=8509Information sourced via Kristina Hoeppner
  • Check out this video about the use of eportfolios for the Graduate Certificate in Higher Education at Charles Sturt University around how ePortfolios can support our journeysInformation sourced via Misty Kirby
  • Dr Kate Coleman, AAEEBL Board of Directors, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne, hosted a plenary at the Annual AAEEBL
    Meeting in Bronx Community College
    in New Your City, July 17, 2019 – You can check it out here.
    Information sourced via Alison Poot
  • A couple of free resources that talk about portfolios – “The Learning Portfolio in Higher Education: A Game of Snakes and Ladders” and Field Guide to ePortfolio Information sourced via Kristina Hoeppner

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

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