Don’t miss out!! – 2019 Eportfolio Forum Call for Proposals closes 17 June (+ more)

The Call for Proposals to present at the 2019 Eportfolio Forum closes shortly on 17 June so don’t miss out – get yours in now!!

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 – 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

Free webinar resources – Digital / Micro-credentialing and badges

The recording and presenter slides from the Digital/Micro-credentialing and badges webinar are now available.

This webinar held in May showcased the use of digital/micro-credentialing and badges in Australia.

Presenters included:

  • Professor Patsie Polly, UNSW
  • Dr Trina Jorre De St Jorre, Deaking University
  • Michelle Pedlow, Edith Cowan University

A second webinar will be on Wednesday 4 September – 4.30-5.30 pm AEST – on the theme of The interplay between portfolios, social media and digital identity. Registrations will open shortly – but put the date in your diary now!!

Please let us know if you can present on this topic or know someone who can present on this topic.

New resource: Blended Learning Designs in STEM Higher Education: Putting Learning First 

This new resource about the use of new technologies (including PebblePad) in STEM is now available.

Sustaining quality teaching and learning in STEM and finding and sustaining quality learning and teaching practice in STEM can be difficult, particularly when it involves a new technology. Finding examples within STEM to support sustained growth can be almost impossible.

In 2017, Griffith University implemented a university-wide adoption of PebblePad. To facilitate this implementation, Griffith Sciences instituted a blended learning fund to find and support initiatives utilising PebblePad and other technologies.

The Blended Learning Designs in STEM Higher Education book provides some results of that initiative.

The book provides a professional learning framework that can be used to implement blended learning technologies such as PebblePad, in Higher Education in an authentic way. It offers a set of learning principles to inform the design of learning in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

These principles, coupled with a range of PebblePad initiatives and case studies across STEM disciplines, provide a rich suite of resources to support educators to adopt or adapt them to their own context.

This book is unique in that it provides a snapshot of one university (Griffith University) and one implementation of a new technology (PebblePad) within a STEM context. It documents the “grass roots” initiatives of STEM practitioners and the blended learning designs that have organically grown throughout this process.

For more information on the model used and some examples of the practice see:

Information sourced via Alison Poot

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Free webinar – Digital/Micro-credentialing and badges + More

The ePortfolios Australia Organising Committee are pleased to advise that the first of two webinars for 2019 will be presented on the topic of Digital/Micro-credentialing and badges. 

This first webinar will be held on Tuesday 28 May 2019 – 4.15-5.30 pm EST and will showcase the use of digital/micro-credentialing and badges in Australia.

Presenters include:

  • Professor Patsie Polly, UNSW
  • Marlène Daicopoulos
  • Dr Trina Jorre De St Jorre, Deakin University
  • Michelle Pedlow, Edith Cowan University

Click here for more information and to register.  If you cannot make the webinar, please register to receive the recording and resources following the webinar.  Please forward on this email to anyone you think might be interested in this webinar.

The second webinar will be on:

  • Wednesday 4 September – 4.30-5.30 pm AEST – on the theme of The interplay between portfolios, social media and digital identity

Please let us know if you can present on this topic or know someone who can present on this topic.  We are also aiming to have a student speak as this webinar – so please let us know if you can recommend a student to be a part of this webinar.

2019 Eportfolio Forum – Get your Call for proposals in by 17 June

The ePortfolios Australia Committee strongly encourage you to put forward a 2019 Eportfolio Forum Call for proposals.  Submissions close on 17 June.

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

Our Keynote presenter will be Prof Tristram Hooley, University of Derby, United Kingdom.  Our Day Two Opening speaker will be announced shortly.

Registrations open in June.

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

Webinar – ePortfolio Research and Practice: New Findings from the International Journal of ePortfolio 

This webinar is being hosted by Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) and will highlight findings and guidance for eportfolio practice from the International Journal of ePortfolio (iJeP).

Webinar attendees will leave with research-informed practices to guide the next steps they take with eportfolios on their own campus.

May 21, 2019 – Online, 2:00-3:00 p.m., ET (USA time)

More information can be viewed here: https://www.aacu.org/webinar/eportfolio19
Information sourced via Kathryn Coleman.

 

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Latest eportfolio news from Australia and beyond – April 2019

2019 Eportfolio Forum – Call for proposals are now open!

The ePortfolios Australia Committee are pleased to announce that the 2019 Eportfolio Forum Call for proposals are now open.

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

A variety of interactive sessions will enable new and experienced eportfolio supporters to gain some ‘hands-on’ experience with using eportfolios, including hearing from our Keynote presenter – Prof Tristram Hooley, University of Derby, United Kingdom.

Call for proposals are open until 17 June 2019.

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

2019 Eportfolio Webinar series 

The ePortfolios Australia Organising Committee are also pleased to advise that the dates for the 2019 Eportfolio Webinar series have been confirmed as:

  • Tuesday 28 May – 4.15-5.30 pm AEST – Digital credentials / badges – what’s happening in Australian Universities in 2019 
  • Wednesday 4 September – 4.30-5.30 pm AEST – Topic to be confirmed

More information and registrations for the May webinar will be available shortly.

PebblePad webinars – past and present  

Don’t worry if you can’t make PebblePad webinars, as the recordings are shared – just like the recent webinar presented by Shane Sutherland from PebblePad entitled: Learning journeys, destinations and roadmaps.

Also this PebblePad webinar from 9 April will be available soon –PebblePad as an instrument for Student Support and Success: Recruitment, training, reflection and evaluation for disparate Peer Mentor Programs through implementation of PebblePad workbooks and workspaces. Preservers are: Katherine Parsons, Heather Harmer and Rhys Cooper – Griffith University

You can view them here: https://www.pebblepad.co.uk/webinars.aspx?y=2019

What’s new in the Mahara community?

Find out where to meet fellow portfolio enthusiasts over the next few months and what is going to be in Mahara 19.04.https://mahara.org/newsletter

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2018 Eportforum Draft Program & Free Eportfolio Research Webinar Resources

2018 Eportforum – Draft program available – Register now!

The ePortfolios Australia Organising Committee are pleased to announce the 2018 Eportfolio Forum (#Eportforum) draft program is now available.

This program outlines the many and varied presentations, workshops and facilitated discussions, including a Keynote Q&A Session with Prof Dawn Bennett, which makes Eportforum such a fantastic event.

Keynote speakers include:

Day One Keynote Speaker: Professor Dawn Bennett, John CurtinProf Dawn BennettDistinguished Professor, School of Education, Curtin University
Why ePortfolios and graduate outcomes go hand in hand

Day Two Opening Speaker: Associate Professor AnnemiekeAss Prof Annemieke Craig Craig,Director, Career Education, Deakin University – Evidencing Professional Skills

Click here to review the draft program.

The 2018 Eportforum will be held on 9-10 October 2018 at Griffith University, South Bank Campus, Brisbane. 

Registers are now open this two day forum.

Let other people you know who might be interested in attending this event.

Please contact Allison for more information or any questions regarding the 2018 Eportfolio Forum – 0400 732 270 or eportfoliosaustralia@gmail.com

Free webinar resources: Eportfolio research – both in Australia and overseas 

The Eportfolio research – both in Australia and overseas webinar happened on Wednesday 8 August 2018.

Our presenters and their topics included:

  • Dr Kathryn Coleman, University of Melbourne and Associate Professor Patsie Polly, UNSW Sydney – Highlight Tour: Global Tales of ePortfolio research and practice in Australia and internationally
  • Associate Professor Stephen Isbel, University of Canberra and Dr Misty Kirby, Charles Sturt University – Researching ePortfolios in Higher Education: The Process, Pitfalls and Epiphanies

Click here to access the webinar recording and resources.

Please forward on this email to other people you think might be interested in these webinar resources.

PebblePad upcoming event and recorded webinars

Upcoming event –
Webinar/Meeting recordings 
(Via Alison Poot)

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 or eportfoliosaustralia@gmail.com

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2018 Eportforum Keynotes have been announced: Prof Dawn Bennett & Ass Prof Annemieke Craig + more

The ePortfolios Australia Organising Committee are pleased to announce the 2018 Eportfolio Forum (#Eportforum) Keynote speakers:

Day One Keynote Speaker: Professor Dawn Bennett, John CurtinProf Dawn Bennett Distinguished Professor, School of Education, Curtin University
Why ePortfolios and graduate outcomes go hand in hand

 

Day Two Opening Speaker: Associate Professor AnnemiekeAss Prof Annemieke Craig Craig, Director, Career Education, Deakin University – Evidencing Professional Skills

Click here to read more about these presenters and their presentations.

The 2018 Eportforum will be held on 9-10 October 2018 at Griffith University, South Bank Campus, Brisbane. 

Feedback from previous attendees:

  • Beyond expectations. Excellent organisation + genuine passion for topic  + very knowledgeable presenters and attendees = excellent Forum
  • An excellent place to meet like-minded and passionate people. Thoroughly enjoyed the sessions, and am looking forward to feeding lots of information back into our local eP community.

Registers are now open this two day forum which is packed with interactive sessions and great opportunities to network.

Please contact Allison for more information or any questions regarding the 2018 Eportfolio Forum – 0400 732 270 or eportfoliosaustralia@gmail.com

Free webinar: Eportfolio research – both in Australia and overseas 

Don’t forget to register for the Eportfolio research – both in Australia and overseas to be held on Wednesday 8 August 2018.

Our presenters and their topics include:

  • Dr Kathryn Coleman, University of Melbourne and Associate Professor Patsie Polly, UNSW Sydney – Highlight Tour: Global Tales of ePortfolio research and practice in Australia and internationally
  • Associate Professor Stephen Isbel, University of Canberra and Dr Misty Kirby, Charles Sturt University – Researching ePortfolios in Higher Education: The Process, Pitfalls and Epiphanies

Click here for more information and to register for this event or to register for the webinar recording and resources if you cannot make the event.  Please forward on this email to other people you think might be interested in this webinar.

Mahara Hui DACH, 29 November – 1 December 2018

Vienna Calling! The 6th Mahara Hui for central European countries, provided and supported by Lpaso Institute of Learning Culture e.V, has been announced.

Entitled “Mahara Hui DACH18” – this event will take place from 29 November to 1 December 2018 at University College of Teacher Education Vienna (PH Wien) in Austria. The organizing team wish to invite ePortfolio users from Germany (D), Austria (A), and Switzerland (CH). Other portfolio practitioners from across Europe are warmly welcomed to take part at this unconference as well.

The event language is German, but attendees are free to offer their sessions in English if that is more convenient.

Following the tradition, the event will begin with hands-on sessions on 29 November 2018 followed by a shared dinner near the venue.

(Via Kristina Hoeppner)

 

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Free webinar: Eportfolio research – both in Australia and overseas + more

The ePortfolios Australia Organising Committee are pleased to announce the second of two free webinars for 2018 entitled Eportfolio research – both in Australia and
overseas.
 This webinar will be held on Wednesday 8 August 2018.

Our presenters and their topics include:

  • Dr Kathryn Coleman, University of Melbourne and Associate Professor Patsie Polly, UNSW Sydney – Highlight Tour: Global Tales of ePortfolio research and practice in Australia and internationally
  • Associate Professor Stephen Isbel, University of Canberra and Dr Misty Kirby, Charles Sturt University – Researching ePortfolios in Higher Education: The Process, Pitfalls and Epiphanies

Click here for more information and to register for this event or to register for the webinar recording and resources if you cannot make the event.  Please forward on this email to other people you think might be interested in this webinar.

2018 Eportfolio Forum – Registrations are open!

Registrations for the 2018 Eportfolio Forum (Eportforum) to be held on 9-10 October 2018 at Griffith University, South Bank Campus, Brisbane are now open. 

This two day form is packed with interactive sessions which  enable new and experienced eportfolio supporters to get some ‘hands-on’ experience on how to use eportfolios in education and beyond.

Click here to register now open for 2018 Eportfolio Forum #eportforum

Please contact Allison for more information or any questions regarding the 2018 Eportfolio Forum – 0400 732 270 or eportfoliosaustralia@gmail.com

Mahara resources and news

Check out the following Mahara events and resources

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  • Recording of the PebblePad Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Special Interest Group (SIG) meeting held on 21 June – focussed on resources being created to support WIL processes:
    – Laurie Murphy from the College of Business, Law and Governance at James Cook University shared two resources
    – a template called the ‘Activities Diary and Reflective Template’ used
    in an intern subject to keep track of students logging hours
    – a group project workbook for work with an industry partner
    – Terri Downer from the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine at the University of the Sunshine Coast also shared three resources:
    – their original Midwifery Practice Experience workbook (450 – 500 pages) – this has now been broken down into six different workbooks
    – Neonatal Care Experiences workbook, one of their new smaller workbooks (and one of the associated experience worksheets)
    – WIL ‘Australian Midwifery Standards Assessment Tool’ workbook, with associated feedback templates.
    The recording of the session is available for 30 days.
    Click here if you would like to join the WIL SIG 
    (via Alison Poot, PebblePad User Group)
  • Call for proposals for the 10th Annual Forum on Digital Learning and ePortfolios – ePORTFOLIOS AND THE VALUE OF HIGHER EDUCATION – Celebrating 10 Years of AAC&U’s ePortfolio Forum – Saturday, January 26, 2019 –  Hyatt Regency Hotel / Atlanta, Georgia – Call for proposals close 25 July 2018
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Free webinar: Using eportfolios to support Work Integrated Learning (WIL) placement (+more)

Free webinar: Using eportfolios to support Work Integrated Learning (WIL) placement

This free webinar will showcase how eportfolios can be used to support Work Integrated Learning (WIL) – Wednesday 23 May 2018 – 4.30-5.30 pm AEST.

Presenters:

  • Associate Professor Laurie Murphy, PhD, James Cook University – Embedded and applied ePortfolios in WIL
  • Dr Leanne Ngo, Deakin University; Kristina Hoeppner, Catalyst IT; and Associate Professor Patsie Polly, UNSW – The WIL portfolio: An integral element in career development

If you cannot make the webinar, please register and we will send you the recording and resources. Click for more information and to register

 

2018 Eportfolio Forum – Call for proposals are now open!

The ePortfolios Australia Committee are pleased to announce that the 2018 Eportfolio Forum Call for proposals are now open.

2018 Eportfolio Forum (Eportforum) will be held on 9-10 October 2018 at Griffith University, South Bank Campus, Brisbane. This will be the seventh Eportforum.

A variety of interactive sessions will enable new and experienced eportfolio supporters to gain some ‘hands-on’ experience with using eportfolios, including hearing from our Keynote presenter – Prof Dawn Bennett.

Call for proposals are open until 4 June 2018.

Please contact Allison for more information or any questions regarding the 2018 Eportfolio Forum – 0400 732 270 or eportfoliosaustralia@gmail.com

Pebblepad webinars – recording and upcoming

The recording of the recent PebblePad webinar, “The role of the Learning Technologist in large-scale portfolio adoption: Tips and Tricks” is now available online – https://pebblepad.wistia.com/medias/drr4dkk9mp. From all accounts this was an excellent session and those who attended picked up lots of new ideas.

Pebblepad’s next webinar is from Jennifer Munday from Charles Sturt University and Jennifer Rowley from University of Sydney presenting on “Using the ePortfolio space for creative arts learning in a secondary school“. This is going to be a really interesting session focussing on the use of portfolios with Aboriginal students in Arts classes. Registrations are now open https://resources.pebblepad.co.uk/may18webinar-registration.  (via Alison Poot, PebblePad User Group)

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

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