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

Some great eportfolio news and resources

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Please share any eportfolio news or ask questions via the Eportfolio Community of Practice Facebook page.

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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.

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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.

Some great eportfolio news and resources

Check out this great eportfolio news and resources:

Please share any eportfolio news or ask questions via the Eportfolio Community of Practice Facebook page.

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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.

Some great eportfolio news and resources

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Please share any eportfolio news or ask questions via the Eportfolio Community of Practice Facebook page.

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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.

Some great eportfolio news and resources

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Please share any eportfolio news or ask questions via the Eportfolio Community of Practice Facebook page.

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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.

 

Some great eportfolio news and resources

Check out this great eportfolio news and resources:

Please share any eportfolio news or ask questions via the Eportfolio Community of Practice Facebook page.

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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.

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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