Kick-start 2022 by working on you and your eportfolio on 4 February (+ more eportfolio stuff)

Kick-start 2022 by working on you and your future.  If you advocate eportfolio practice, then you need to practice eportfolio habits by spending time on your eportfolio, so join us on 4 February from 12.30-2.00 pm SYD time for the first Shut up and eportforlio (SU&E).

Our leader in this space, Sandra Stewart from Charles Sturt University, will facilitate this session. 

There will also be opportunities for ‘newbies’ to get started on their eportfolio, so if you have colleagues or people in your network who need some help launching their eportfolio practice, then please share this information with them.

For more information and to register for 4 February SU&E session go to: https://eportfoliosaustralia.wordpress.com/other-events/shut-up-and-eportfolio/

More SU&E dates for 2022 to follow.

ePortfolios Australia Organising Committee (The Committee) is very keen for you to help us improve these sessions via this very short survey.  

There is also an opportunity to nominate to be a facilitator at one of our other three SU&E sessions in 2022 via this survey or by emailing: eportfoliosaustralia@gmail.com.

Save the date: 2022 Eportfolio Forum (Dual Delivery) 

The Committee also encourages you to save the date for the 2022 Eportfolio Forum (Dual Delivery) which will be held on 26-27 October 2022 at University of Melbourne [Kulin Nation].

Dual delivery means that you will be able to attend this year’s event in person or online.  More details to follow.

For more information about the 2022 Eportfolio Forum Online, please contact eportfoliosaustralia@gmail.com or 0400 732 270.

Call for Proposals – AePR Fall/Winter edition – 14 February deadline

The next edition of the AAEEBL ePortfolio Review (AePR) is now accepting paper proposals addressing the theme of Portfolio Initiatives and Challenges.

This issue is devoted to an exploration of the various ways that ePortfolios are being used, as well as, specific initiatives that are being tried. Articles are also invited about the challenges associated with the continuing growth of ePortfolios on campus. Articles focused on other themes will also be considered.

The next Call for Proposals for articles closes 14 February.
(Via Candyce Reynolds)

Some other great eportfolio news and resources

Check out this other great eportfolio news and resources:

  • AAC&U will be hosting their Annual Forum on Open Learning and ePortfolios on 24 January 2022 in collaboration with AAEEBL, OE Global, CCCOER, RLOE, AAC&U’s Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education (VALUE) initiative and the International Journal of ePortfolio (IJeP)
  • AAEEBL Annual Meeting 2022 – July 14-15 (Online) + July 21-22 (In-Person at Salt Lake Community College/Online) – The theme for this year’s conference is: “A Changed World for ePortfolios: Opportunities for Design Justice, Effective Implementation, and Assessment”  (Via Lisa Donaldson)
  • New ePortfolio Publications – Two recent publications on ePortfolios are available.  The first is a special issue on ePortfolio.  The second is the community crowd-sourced ebook, Exploring the Diversity of ePortfolio Practice. edited and facilitated by Lisa Donaldson (editor) and colleagues at Eportfolio Ireland (Via Lisa Donaldson)
  • Conference Materials from AAEEBL 2021 – Videos from AAEEBL 2021 Conference: (Re)Imagining the Future of Learning: ePortfolios, Identities, Equity & Belonging are now available. The unlisted videos are linked from the session titles listed in the AAEEBL Conference Portal document (https://bit.ly/aaeebl21portal). Additional resources and links that were shared by the presenters and/or in the chat are included in the description of each session.

Stay connected all year round – share any eportfolio news or ask questions via the
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Resources galore! 2021 Eportfolio Forum, Publications (+ other eportfolio stuff)

Resources: 2021 Eportfolio Forum Online (+ 2022 dates)

The ePortfolios Australia Organising Committee (The Committee) are pleased to announce that the resources from the 2021 Eportfolio Forum Online are now available

Resources include:

The Committee is also very excited to share that the 2022 Eportfolio Forum (Dual Delivery) will be held on 26-27 October 2022 at University of Melbourne [Kulin Nation]

For more information about the 2022 Eportfolio Forum Online, please contact eportfoliosaustralia@gmail.com or 0400 732 270.  

Next “Shut up and eportfolio” + your feedback & involvement

The Committee are also planning four Shut up and eportforlio (SU&E) sessions for 2022, with the first one on 4 February, facilitated by Sandra Stewart, Charles Sturt University.

SU&E sessions are designed to give you time to work on your OWN eportfolio.  These sessions also provide time to discuss your goals and outputs with others, as well as, share and reflect on your achievements. 

For more information and to register for 4 February SU&E session go to: https://eportfoliosaustralia.wordpress.com/other-events/shut-up-and-eportfolio/

The Committee is very keen for you to help us improve these sessions via this very short survey.  

There is also an opportunity to nominate to be a facilitator at one of our other three SU&E sessions in 2022 via this survey.

Round off the year with these Eportfolio Publications

2021 has been a very busy year for the eportfolio community, which can be seen through these amazing publications:

If you have, or know of, any eportfolio publications that we can share, please contact eportfoliosaustralia@gmail.com or 0400 732 270.

Some other great eportfolio news and resources

Check out this other great eportfolio news and resources:

  • Next edition of the AAEEBL ePortfolio Review (AePR) is now accepting paper proposals addressing the theme of Portfolio Initiatives and Challenges – via Candyce Reynolds – https://www.notion.so/AePR-v5n2-Call-for-Proposals-64afe64f3bb5454794f99825e4827cd0
  • AAC&U will be hosting their Annual Forum on Open Learning and ePortfolios on 24 January 2022 in collaboration with AAEEBL, OE Global, CCCOER, RLOE, AAC&U’s Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education (VALUE) initiative and the International Journal of ePortfolio (IJeP)
  • The Mahara project team have released Mahara 21.10, and they have been celebrating the festive season by sharing lots of Mahara stories or general ePortfolio related topics via their Mahara community advent calendar 2021 – via Kristina Hoeppner and the Mahara Project 
  • PebblePad have released their brand new eportfolio case studies portal which features shining examples of trailblazing eportfolio practice from their Global PebblePad Community, including stories from Griffith University and James Cook University – via PebblePad – The Learning Journey Platform LinkedIn profile

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

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Register now:  < 2 weeks 2 go – 2021 Eportfolio Forum (+ more eportfolio stuff)

With less than 2 weeks until 2021 Eportfolio Forum Online ensure you register now so you don’t miss out.

We have a packed two days of great keynote speakers, presentations, workshops and facilitated conversations.

A highlight of each Forum is the Plenary Panel session.  This year’s Panel will discuss:

“How has using eportfolios with students helped them to think and act differently about their own (professional, personal, holistic, lifelong) identity?”

During last year’s Plenary Panel, we heard from Anita Hamilton, University of the Sunshine Coast, who shared how she captures the feedback from employers / students about how an eportfolio has helped students be so well prepared for interviews – click here to listen to Anita’s comments

Click to view: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XF5PXDuKQeAFHO7dX-aiCY5THIBGE9HG/view

Please feel free to share this video with your colleagues and networks.

This will be the 10th Eportfolio Forum – so there will be lots of reasons to celebrate and reflect back upon our previous Forums.

The 2021 Eportfolio Forum Online on 20-21 October 2021 is supported by UNSW Sydney [Eora nation].

Register now: 2021 Eportfolio Forum Online

For more information about the 2021 Eportfolio Forum Online, please contact eportfoliosaustralia@gmail.com or 0400 732 270.  

Eportfolio job opportunities

Eportfolio job opportunity 1

University of Melbourne is looking for a Learning Designer with eportfolio implementation experience to support some of their facilities prepare for their Semester 1, 2022 roll out of eportfolio practice.

For more information contact: Kate Mitchell, Learning Designer, Learning Environments | Student and Scholarly Services, The University of Melbourne – mitchellkm@unimelb.edu.au
via Kate Mitchell

Eportfolio job opportunity 2

PebblePad are also looking for a Learning Support Specialist.

This job opportunity is part of PebblePad’s global Learning Services team, working primarily with Australian and New Zealand customers.

The role involves learning design, implementation and customer support.

Experience with PebblePad and the Higher Education sector is essential.

This is a work from home role based anywhere in Australia working in Australian Eastern Standard Time hours.
 
For more information contact: Alison Poot, Australian Director at PebblePad, alison@pebblepad.com.au 
via Alison Poot

AAEEBL’s Community crowd-sourced ePortfolio ebook

“A lot of great ideas around ePortfolio practices were shared at the recent AAEEBL Annual Meeting, and we heard over and over how much you wish we had an open educational resource repository of ePortfolio resources and activities. So, we are planning a writing session to create just that! This will be an opportunity for you to contribute one of your own resources or develop one (a learning activity, assessment activity, or faculty development activity). Our plan is to make this a publication opportunity for you as we develop an ebook from your ePortfolio activities!

Come join us on October 21, 2021, at 7am PST / 10am EST / 3pm, BST, to connect with ePortfolio practitioners for this supported writing workshop. The aims of the workshop are to share with you the design of the ebook and to support the writing process. We anticipate that by the end of the session, you will have an initial draft of your resource” For more information: https://aaeebl.org/2021/09/29/community-crowd-sourced-eportfolio-ebook/
via Lisa Donaldson

Celebrating Mahara’s 15th Anniversary

“Fifteen years ago, a group of portfolio enthusiasts and developers started a project in Aotearoa New Zealand that would spread quickly across the world and find like-minded people who then decided to contribute to the further development of the software. This project was Mahara. Penny Leach, one of the first developers of the software besides Nigel McNie and Martyn Smith, made first first code commit on 27 September 2006, which has become the date to celebrate the anniversary of the Mahara project.” 

Read more about about celebrating Mahara’s 15th Anniversary: https://mahara.org/view/view.php?id=36871 via Kristina Hoeppner

Some other great eportfolio news and resources

Check out this other 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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Register now: Shut up and eportfolio (online) – 14 September 2021 (+ more eportfolio stuff)

Register now for the last Shut up and eportfolio – Sacred time for your eportfolio online session for 2021 on 14 September 2021 – 10.00-11.30 am SYD time being facilitated by Marie (Bernie) Fisher, Australian Catholic University.

This session is designed to help you connect with other people who are not just advocating eportfolios for student use, but are actually walking the walk of maintaining their own eportfolio practice, or who would like to get started on their own personal eportfolio practice.

Register now: Shut up and eportfolio session

Find out more about how this session works here: https://eportfoliosaustralia.wordpress.com/other-events/shut-up-and-eportfolio/

Draft program: 2021 Eportfolio Forum Online 

The draft Program is now available for the 2021 Eportfolio Forum Online supported by UNSW Sydney [Eora nation] on 20-21 October 2021.

Our annual Forum is a great way to share and learn from others about the impact of eportfolio practice, including hearing from the likes of recent Graduates, like Daniel Nguyen from Deakin University who shared how he saw the connection between his eportfolio and LinkedIn during the 2020 Eportfolio Forum Panel:

Please share Daniel’s video with your colleagues and networks.

This will be the 10th Eportfolio Forum – so there will be lots of reasons to celebrate and reflect back upon our previous Forums, including another great Panel line-up with students sharing their eportfolio experiences.

Register now: 2021 Eportfolio Forum Online

For more information about the 2021 Eportfolio Forum Online, please contact eportfoliosaustralia@gmail.com or 0400 732 270.

Resources available: An eportfolio update from Europe webinar

If you missed the amazing presentations from the “An eportfolio update from Europe” webinar then don’t worry – you can access the webinar recording and presentation slides here: https://eportfoliosaustralia.wordpress.com/other-events/eportfolio-webinar-series/

The presentations cover eportfolio and recognition of prior learning work happening in Europe with presentations from:

You can access the resources and recordings from past Eportfolio Webinar Series since 2014 here: https://eportfoliosaustralia.wordpress.com/other-events/past-events/

Some other great eportfolio news and resources

Check out this other 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 to register for: An eportfolio update from Europe – 26 August

Don’t miss out on the “An eportfolio update from Europe” webinar on this coming Thursday 26 August 2021 – 7.00-8.15 pm Australian EST (Sydney time).

Hear what amazing eportfolio and recognition of prior learning work happening in Europe with presentations from:

Click here for more information and to register (please register if you cannot attend but you would like the resources post the webinar).

You can access the resources and recordings from past Eportfolio Webinar Series since 2014 here: https://eportfoliosaustralia.wordpress.com/other-events/past-events/

Shut up and eportfolio session (online) – 14 September 2021

Please join us for the last Shut up and eportfolio – Sacred time for your eportfolio session for 2021 on 14 September 2021 – 10.00-11.30 am SYD time being facilitated by: 

  • Marie (Bernie) Fisher, Australian Catholic University
  • Misty Kirby, Global Learning & Teaching Education Leader

It is important if you are advocating eportfolios for student use that you are also an eportfolio practitioner and have personal experience in setting up your own eportfolio or eportfolios for a variety of audiences and purposes, so we encourage you to register for this Shut up and eportfolio session now.

You can find out more about these sessions here: https://eportfoliosaustralia.wordpress.com/other-events/shut-up-and-eportfolio/

Register now: 2021 Eportfolio Forum Online  

Register now for the 2021 Eportfolio Forum Online supported by UNSW Sydney [Eora nation] on 20-21 October 2021.

This year’s theme is Thinking and acting differently, and it will be the 10th Eportfolio Forum – so there will be lots of reasons to celebrate and reflect back upon our previous Forums.

Due to current restrictions, this year’s Forum will again be online.  If the 2020 Eportfolio Forum Online was anything to go by, this will be a great event.

The draft Program will be available shortly.

For more information about the 2021 Eportfolio Forum Online, please contact eportfoliosaustralia@gmail.com or 0400 732 270.

Some other great eportfolio news and resources

Check out this other 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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An eportfolio update from Europe webinar – 26 August 2021 (+ more)

2021 Eportfolio Webinar Series – An eportfolio update from Europe – 26 August

We might not be able to go to Europe ourselves this year, so we thought we would bring some of the eportfolio practices and related activities happening in Europe to you via this webinar on Thursday 26 August 2021 – 7.00-8.15 pm Australian EST (Sydney time).

Presentations include:

Click here for more information and to register (please register if you cannot attend but you would like the resources post the webinar).

You can access the resources and recordings from past Eportfolio Webinar Series since 2014 here: https://eportfoliosaustralia.wordpress.com/other-events/past-events/

Resources available – 2021 Eportfolio Virtual Workshop – Reflecting on how we use feedback in ePortfolios: Are we stuck in a rut?

Resources from the Reflecting on how we use feedback in ePortfolios: Are we stuck in a rut? Eportfolio Virtual Workshop held on 6 July 2021 are available here (recording to come): https://eportfoliosaustralia.wordpress.com/other-events/eportfolio-virtual-workshop/

In this workshop was run by Christine Slade and Shari Bowler from the Institute of Teaching and Learning Innovation at the University of Queensland and provided an overview of how eportfolios can be used to support feedback uptake and self-regulated learning in learners.  The workshop created a collaboratively developed resource about ways you can incorporate new feedback opportunities in your own practice.

Shut up and eportfolio session (online) – 14 September 2021

Please join us for the last Shut up and eportfolio – Sacred time for your eportfolio session for 2021 on 14 September 2021 – 10.00-11.30 am SYD time being facilitated by: 

  • Marie (Bernie) Fisher, Australian Catholic University
  • Misty Kirby, Global Learning & Teaching Education Leader

It is important if you are advocating eportfolios for student use that you are also an eportfolio practitioner and have personal experience in setting up your own eportfolio or eportfolios for a variety of audiences and purposes, so we encourage you to register for this Shut up and eportfolio session now.

You can find out more about these sessions here: https://eportfoliosaustralia.wordpress.com/other-events/shut-up-and-eportfolio/

Register now: 2021 Eportfolio Forum (Blended) 

Register now for the 2021 Eportfolio Forum (Blended) to be held at UNSW Sydney, Kensington campus [Eora nation] and online on 20-21 October 2021.

This year’s theme is Thinking and acting differently, and it will be the 10th Eportfolio Forum – so there will be lots of reasons to celebrate and reflect back upon our previous Forums.

We will also be operating in a blended mode by offering: 

  • people to attend / facilitate face to face, as well as,
  • attend / facilitate online

The draft Program will be available shortly.

Not sure whether to register face to face or online due to current COVID-19 restrictions?  All face to face registrations will be fully refunded if the Forum cannot go ahead at UNSW in October.

To enquire about this year’s Forum or sponsor the 2021 Eportfolio Forum (Blended), please contact eportfoliosaustralia@gmail.com or 0400 732 270.

Some other great eportfolio news and resources

Check out this other 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 Virtual Workshop – 6 July + Registrations open 2021 Eportfolio Forum (& more)

2021 Eportfolio Virtual Workshop – 6 July – University of Queensland + Online (Blended)

Join us on Tuesday 6 July 2020 – 4.00-5.30 pm AEST at University of Queensland (St Lucia Campus), Brisbane + Online for the 2021 Eportfolio Virtual Workshop – Reflecting on how we use feedback in ePortfolios: Are we stuck in a rut?. In this workshop. Christine Slade and Shari Bowler from the Institute of Teaching and Learning Innovation at the University of Queensland will provide a brief overview of how eportfolios can be used to support feedback uptake and self-regulated learning.  

The workshop will include facilitated group discussion about feedback challenges participants are facing, and then provide space in a small group environment to think about how we might incorporate new feedback opportunities in our own practice.

Click here to register for 2021 Eportfolio Virtual Workshop – either Face to face or online.  You can also register for the recording and resources if you cannot attend in either mode.

Registrations are now open: 2021 Eportfolio Forum (Blended) 

Registrations are now open for the 2021 Eportfolio Forum (Blended) to be held at UNSW Sydney, Kensington campus [Eora nation] and online on 20-21 October 2021.

This year’s theme is Thinking and acting differently, and it will be the 10th Eportfolio Forum – so there will be lots of reasons to celebrate and reflect back upon our previous Forums.

We will also be operating in a blended mode by offering: 

  • people to attend / facilitate face to face, as well as,
  • attend / facilitate online

The draft Program will be available shortly.

To enquire about this year’s Forum or sponsor the 2021 Eportfolio Forum (Blended), please contact eportfoliosaustralia@gmail.com or 0400 732 270.

August Eportfolio Webinar – 25 August 2021 – Save the date!

The ePortfolios Australia Organising Committee are pleased to announce that the August Eportfolio Webinar (online) will be held on 25 August 2021 – 7.00-8.15 pm SYD time on the theme of An eportfolio update from Europe. This webinar will involve presentations from people within the European eportfolio community sharing their stories about eportfolio practice -so please get the date for this webinar into your calendar now – more details to follow.

Registrations for this even will open shortly – so watch this space!

Shut up and eportfolio session (online) – 14 September 2021

Please join us for the last Shut up and eportfolio – Sacred time for your eportfolio session for 2021 on 14 September 2021 – 10.00-11.30 am SYD time being facilitated by: 

  • Marie (Bernie) Fisher, Australian Catholic University
  • Misty Kirby, Global Learning & Teaching Education Leader

It is important if you are advocating eportfolios for student use that you are also an eportfolio practitioner and have personal experience in setting up your own eportfolio or eportfolios for a variety of audiences and purposes, so we encourage you to register for this Shut up and eportfolio session now.

You can find out more about these sessions here: https://eportfoliosaustralia.wordpress.com/other-events/shut-up-and-eportfolio/

Some other great eportfolio news and resources

Check out this other 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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Call for proposals close 14 June: 2021 Eportfolio Forum (Blended) + more eportfolio news and events

The call for proposals for the 2021 Eportfolio Forum (Blended) to be held at UNSW Sydney, Kensington campus [Eora nation] and online on 20-21 October 2021 close on 14 June 2021.

This year’s theme is Thinking and acting differently, and it will be the 10th Eportfolio Forum – so there will be lots of reasons to celebrate and reflect back upon our previous Forumes.

We will also be operating in a blended mode by offering: 

  • virtual presentation submissions
  • opportunities for people to attend virtually or face to face

Proposal types include:

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

Proposal sub-themes for which the Committee would like proposals to align to include:

  • Being future focussed by reflecting on the past
  • Learning centred learning approaches
  • Quality Assessment
  • Digital learning environments and eportfolios
  • Diversity, inclusion, equity and employability

Those proposals not fitting into these themes should provide an explanation of how the proposal supports the overall event theme of “Thinking and acting differently”.

Not sure about presenting / facilitating in a blended environment eg (presenting / facilitating face to face & online participants at the same time)? Then check out the Call for Proposals page for some helpful hints, and we will be producing more throughout the year and providing individual support during the two days for all presenters/facilitators.

To enquire about this year’s Forum or sponsor the 2021 Eportfolio Forum (Blended), please contact eportfoliosaustralia@gmail.com or 0400 732 270.

2021 Eportfolio Virtual Workshop – 6 July

The ePortfolios Australia Organising Committee are pleased to announce the 2021 Eportfolio Virtual Workshop – Reflecting on how we use feedback in ePortfolios: Are we stuck in a rut? on Tuesday 6 July 2020 – 4.00-5.30 pm AEST at University of Queensland (St Lucia Campus), Brisbane + Online.In this workshop. Christine Slade and Shari Bowler from the Institute of Teaching and Learning Innovation at the University of Queensland will provide a brief overview of how eportfolios can be used to support feedback uptake and self-regulated learning.  The workshop will include facilitated group discussion about feedback challenges participants are facing, and then provide space in a small group environment to think about how we might incorporate new feedback opportunities in our own practice.

Click here to register for 2021 Eportfolio Virtual Workshop – Face to face and online.

Shut up and eportfolio session (online) – 14 September 2021

Please join us for the last Shut up and eportfolio – Sacred time for your eportfolio session for 2021 on 14 September 2021 – 10.00-11.30 am SYD time being facilitated by: 

  • Marie (Bernie) Fisher, Australian Catholic University
  • Misty Kirby, Global Learning & Teaching Education Leader


2021 Eportfolio Forum Keynote Speakers  

It is important if you are advocating eportfolios for student use that you are also an eportfolio practitioner and have personal experience in setting up your own eportfolio or eportfolios for a variety of audiences and purposes, so we encourage you to register for our first Shut up and eportfolio session now.

You can find out more about these sessions here: https://eportfoliosaustralia.wordpress.com/other-events/shut-up-and-eportfolio/

The ePortfolios Australia Organising Committee is very excited to announce our 2021 Eportfolio Forum Keynote Speakers:

Click here to find out more about our Keynote speakers.

Some other great eportfolio news and resources

Check out this other 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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Call for Eportfolio ‘Pitches’ and ‘Proposals’ (+ more)

Call for Pitches – Get input from our expert Eportfolio Sharks

Are you looking for some input into:

  • a new idea for using eportfolios?
  • for improving your existing work with eportfolio practice? and/or
  • a proposals about something completely new or different in eportfolio practice?

Well, here’s your chance at the 2021 Eportfolio Shark Tank happening on 25 May from 9.30-10.45 am AEST.

Eportfolio Shark Tank is based on the popular Shark Tank show, where ‘contestants’ will make a Shark Tank pitch to our three Sharks.

Each ‘contestant’ can either be an individual person or a small group of people.

This pitch will be a live, online 3 minute presentation, plus information provided by the contestants to be displayed on a single presentation slide.Our three expert Eportfolio Sharks, who are expert eportfolio implementers, will then provide contestants with feedback on their pitch, and provide insights on how the contestant’s idea or request can be actioned or improved.

Eportfolio Shark Tank attendees will also be invited to offer their thoughts and ideas on contestants’ pitchers.

We currently have two pitches, which you can view on the link below, and we are seeking two more for this event.

To find out more and/or to propose a ‘pitch’ go to: https://eportfoliosaustralia.wordpress.com/other-events/eportfolio-shark-tank/

Don’t want to pitch? Please register to be an attendee here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/2021-eportfolio-shark-tank-tickets-152299659381 – Can’t attend at this time – register to get the recording.

 

Call for proposals close 14 June: 2021 Eportfolio Forum (Blended) 

The ePortfolios Australia Organising Committee is also calling for proposals for the 2021 Eportfolio Forum (Blended) to be held at UNSW Sydney, Kensington campus [Eora nation] and online on 20-21 October 2021.

This year’s theme is Thinking and acting differently, and it will be the 10th Eportfolio Forum – so there will be lots of reasons to celebrate and reflect back upon our previous Forumes.

We will also be operating in a blended mode by offering: 

  • virtual presentation submissions
  • opportunities for people to attend virtually or face to face

Call for proposals will close on 14 June.

Proposal types include:

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

Proposal sub-themes for which the Committee would like proposals to align to include:

  • Being future focussed by reflecting on the past
  • Learning centred learning approaches
  • Quality Assessment
  • Digital learning environments and eportfolios
  • Diversity, inclusion, equity and employability

Those proposals not fitting into these themes should provide an explanation of how the proposal supports the overall event theme of “Thinking and acting differently”.

Not sure about presenting / facilitating in a blended environment eg (presenting / facilitating face to face & online participants at the same time)? Then check out the Call for Proposals page for some helpful hints, and we will be producing more throughout the year and providing individual support during the two days for all presenters/facilitators.

To enquire about this year’s Forum or sponsor the 2021 Eportfolio Forum (Blended), please contact eportfoliosaustralia@gmail.com or 0400 732 270.
 

2021 Eportfolio Forum Keynote Speakers  

The ePortfolios Australia Organising Committee is very excited to announce our 2021 Eportfolio Forum Keynote Speakers:

Bill Wisser
Serge Ravet

Click here to find out more about our Keynote speakers.

Other great Eportfolios Community of Practice activities to get involved in

Here are some other great Eportfolios Community of Practice activities to get involved in:

Please share with us your eportfolio activities so we can share them with the rest of the Eportfolio Community – eportfoliosaustralia@gmail.com

Some other great eportfolio news and resources

Check out this other great eportfolio news and resources:

Some eportfolio papers:

Stay connected all year round – share any eportfolio news or ask questions via the
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Join our first ‘Shut up and eportfolio’ session – 27 April (+ more)

Join our first ‘Shut up and eportfolio’ session – 27 April 

The ePortfolios Australia Organising Committee are pleased to announce the commencement of Shut up and eportfolio – Sacred time for your eportfolio sessions for 2021:

  • 27 April – 4.00-5.30 pm SYD time – facilitated by Sandra Stewart, Charles Sturt University
  • 9 June 2021 – 12.30-2.00 pm SYD time – Marlene Daicopoulos, Griffith University
  • Date and facilitator for September 2021 TBC

It is important if you are advocating eportfolios for student use that you are also an eportfolio practitioner and have personal experience in setting up your own eportfolio or eportfolios for a variety of audiences and purposes, so we encourage you to register for our first Shut up and eportfolio session now.

You can find out more about these sessions here: https://eportfoliosaustralia.wordpress.com/other-events/shut-up-and-eportfolio/
 

Call for proposals: 2021 Eportfolio Forum (Blended) – 20-21 October 2021, UNSW Sydney  

The ePortfolios Australia Organising Committee are also very excited that the 2021 Eportfolio Forum (Blended) will be held at UNSW Sydney, Kensington campus [Eora nation] and online on 20-21 October 2021.

This year’s theme is Thinking and acting differently, and it will be the 10th Eportfolio Forum – so there will be lots of reasons to celebrate and reflect back upon.

We will also be operating in a blended mode by offering: 

  • virtual presentation submissions
  • opportunities for people to attend virtually or face to face

Call for proposals are now open, and will close on 14 June.

Proposal types include:

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

Proposal sub-themes for which the Committee would like proposals to align to include:

  • Being future focussed by reflecting on the past
  • Learning centred learning approaches
  • Quality Assessment
  • Digital learning environments and eportfolios
  • Diversity, inclusion, equity and employability

Those proposals not fitting into these themes should provide an explanation of how the proposal supports the overall event theme of “Thinking and acting differently”.

Not sure about presenting / facilitating in a blended environment eg (presenting / facilitating face to face & online participants at the same time)? Then check out the Call for Proposals page for some helpful hints, and we will be producing more throughout the year and providing individual support during the two days for all presenters/facilitators.

To enquire about this year’s Forum or sponsor the 2021 Eportfolio Forum (Blended), please contact eportfoliosaustralia@gmail.com or 0400 732 270.

Eportfolio Community callouts – Presenters, participants and writers  

A number of eportfolio community members are seeking presenters, participants and writers:

ASCILITE Live Webinar – Call for Presenters – Eportfolios for Academic and Professional Staff to evidence their own work

  • The Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE) is seeking presenters for it ASCILITE Live! Webinar series. The proposed session will emphasise the use of eportolios for both academic and professional staff to evidence their work. Given the impacts of COVID-19 and the major disruption to the higher education sector, the society is interested in obtaining perspectives from both higher education and industry regarding the elements of a successful portfolio and ways in which academic and professional staff can evidence their accomplishments. Interested presenters may contact David Bruce Porter at davport@uow.edu.au or at 02 4221 5212 to express interest or to discuss further the topic and what is required.

Online Equity Conference (USA) – Call for Presenters and participants

  • Peralta Community College District’s Online Equity Team will be hosting the first Online Equity Conference from April 21 to April 23, 2021. They welcome equity-minded students, educators, staff and leaders who represent colleges, universities, non-profit organizations and vendors from all around the world. Their goals are 1) to increase the visibility of all efforts to increase learning equity in higher education and 2) to bring together institutions that want to share and adopt equitable practices for all online students globally.
  • REGISTRATION: Please register via our online form. Conference participation will be FREE to make it accessible for everyone. Sessions will be spread throughout the day and recorded to accommodate busy schedules and global time zones. All you need to do is sign up!
  • CALL FOR PROPOSALS (Deadline: EOD 3/19/21): You may also propose a session for the conference – either a 45 min live Zoom session or 5-10 min recorded Zoom poster session. Our conference will include three types of activities to mirror the scaffolded learning process from Peralta’s Online Equity Training:
  • Day 1 – LEARN – Propose a live or recorded PRESENTATION to share an equity strategy or equity initiative
  • Day 2 – ANALYZE – Propose a live or asynchronous DISCUSSION about an equity topic
  • Day 3 – BUILD – Propose a live WORKSHOP focused on increasing equity in our classes
  • Please spread the word in your communities and networks. Feel free to contact us with any questions at equity@peralta.edu. We look forward to seeing you in April!

Call for writers – Eportfolio Book Chapter

  • Muhammad Mushfiqur Rahman, Assistant Professor, Department of English at Noakhali Science and Technology University, Bangladesh is inviting people to publish a chapter in the proposed title of the proposed book: e-Portfolio and English Language Education: Research and Practices in Tertiary EducationDetails are available in this document.
  • They hope your research and expertise in the said topic would be a great contribution to e-Portfolio and English Language Education. 
  • The deadline is flexible for you up to 25 March 2021 
  • Please feel free to invite/inform your colleagues and friends to also contribute 

Meet another ePortfolios Australia Organising Committee Member

John McInterney has been a ePortfolios Australia Organising Committee member since 2017, and has been a strong advocate for eportfolio practice in his Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University. 


To learn more about the other Organising Committee members, go to: https://eportfoliosaustralia.wordpress.com/organising-committee/ 

To become or to enquire about being an ePortfolios Australia Organising Committee member – please contact eportfoliosaustralia@gmail.com or 0400 732 270.

Some other great eportfolio news and resources

Check out this other great eportfolio news and resources:

Some eportfolio papers:

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