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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2016 Eportfolio Forum – Sydney – Save the date! + more

The ePortfolios Australia Organising Committee has already started planing the 2016 Eportfolio Forum (Eportforum )to be held on 28-29 September 2016 at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music at the University of Sydney.

The Organising Committee are cooking up a revised format for the Forum, offering Short (peer reviewed) papers session, 20×20 sessions, short and long workshop sessions, and posters, as well as lots of opportunities to networking and interactivity so everyone can make the most of these two days.

Please put these dates into your diary (28-29 September 2016and start thinking about submitting in a proposal to present as submissions will open in early April.

2015 Eportforum resources

Don’t forget to check out the resources from the 2015 Eportforum which was held on 30 September-1 Octoberat Edith Cowan University, Joondalup Campus, Perth, Western Australia, , including:

Video Presentations: CLICK HERE VIEW the following videos

  • Keynote presentation by Tracy Penny Light, Executive Director, Centre for Student Engagement and Learning Innovation, Thompson Rivers University, Canada on The “Evidence of Experience”: Using ePortfoliosto Stand Out in the Crowd.
  • Plenary Panel discussion – “Topic: How can an online profile help people stand out from the crowd?” – Panelists: Sonia Ferns, Curtin University; Mei Wood, WA Department of the Premier and Cabinet; Ashleigh Vaughan, Edith Cowan University; Sara Moore, Edith Cowan University
  • Opening Address by Professor Ron Oliver, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Teaching and Learning, Edith Cowan University

Slideshare presentations and other supporting resources – CLICK HERE TO VIEW THESE SLIDES (and those from previous events)

PebbleBash ’16 

PebbleBash ’16 will be hold on 12-14 September 2016 at PebblePad’s Head Office in Telford, England.

The first day of the conference is offering hands-on workshops. The next two days will be packed full of great invited speakers, case studies, and lots more.

The theme is “Future Ready” and the focus is on learning from the practice of others and sharing ideas, approaches and challenges.

The conference is fully residential with a wonderful conference dinner planned for the historic town of Ironbridge. The cost for the three days, *fully inclusive*, will be around £500 (that is all meals, accommodation, and conference attendance) with various options for shorter involvement.

For more information contact Alison Poot: alison@pebblepad.com.au

Understanding the essence(s) of portfolio-based learning seminar

This intentionally global Seminar, the first organised jointly by the Centre for Recording Achievement (UK)and the Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning (AAEEBL) (USA), will take place in the wonderful setting of the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

The seminar will provide a blended format, a purposeful mix of whole event working within a colloquium setting and conventional workshops and seminars grouped by themes.  It will provide opportunities for:

  • The sharing of innovative and evidence-informed practice
  • The further development of a broadly-based international network to support and advanceeportfolio implementation
  • The development of a shared agenda for practitioner-centred action research.

Taken together, over the three days, participants will be supported and enabled to purposefully extend their views of effective e-portfolio practice.  The Seminar Dinner will take place in the National Gallery of Scotland, which houses one of the best collections of fine art in the world. And there is accommodation at discounted rates available to participants and those who accompany them.

For more information go to: http://www.recordingachievement.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/all-events/icalrepeat.detail/2016/06/06/817/-/understanding-the-essence-s-of-portfolio-based-learning.html

ePortfolio and Identity Identity Conference (ePIC 2016)

The goal of the 14th edition of the ePIC 2016 conference is “Making learners and citizens the leaders of educational and social innovation”.   ePIC 2016 will be held on 27-29 October in Bologna (Italy), at Opificio Golinelli, a citadel for knowledge and culture, a didactic lab in the fields of science and technology: a perfect host for the ePIC community of technologic and social innovators.

ePIC is a community of innovators who wants to open up technology and put it at the service of educational and social innovation. The ePIC community wants to think deeply about technology – not just its surface and trends but its newest ideas and applications – and technology to be the key to open up social innovation itself: open it up to new viewpoints and new paths.

ePIC 2016 intends to build on previous ePIC conferences (started in 2003!) to continue its original journey among conferences related to education and digital technologies. While previous conferences have led to the emergence of a number of interesting projects and initiatives, such as the Open Badge Passport (an outcome of ePIC 2014), the objective of this conference is to equip practitioners with the tools, intellectual, social and technical, to become active agents and leaders of educational and social innovation.

Other Eportfolio news

Here’s some other eportfolio news:

Please share your eportfolio good news and stories by emailing eportfoliosaustralia@gmail.com and share this blog post with others who you think would be interested in this information.

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Tracy Penny Light to keynote 2015 Eportforum

Tracy Penny Light, Executive Director, Centre for Student Engagement and Learning Innovation, Thompson Rivers University, Canada will be the 2015 Eportfolio Forum (#eportforum) keynote speaker.

Tracy is an award-winning teacher who has used ePortfolios to engage her students in evidence-based learning since 2004. Tracy will present on The “Evidence of Experience”: Using ePortfolios to Stand Out in the Crowd.

Tracy is also the Vice-Chair of the Board of the Association for Authentic, Experiential, and Evidence-Based Learning (AAEEBL) and has co-authored two books on ePortfolio implementation and practice:

Tracy will lead the 2015 Eportfolio Forum which will involve:

  • Plenary Panel discussion: How can an online profile help people stand out from the crowd?
  • Short (45 min) workshops
  • 20×20 presentations
  • facilitated conversations
  • posters (more poster submissions can be accepted)

2015 Eportfolio Workshops will happen on 1 October 2015.

Click here to download the 2015 Eportfolio Forum and Workshops program

The 2015 Eportforum is being held on 30 September – 1 October at Edith Cowan University, Joondalup Campus, Perth, Western Australia.

2015 Eportfolio Forum and Workshops registration fees:

  • Forum – $180 for participants / $150 for presenters
  • Workshops – $80 for one half-day workshop / $140 for two half-day workshops

Click here to register now

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