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

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

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

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

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

Call for proposals will close on 18 May 2020.

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

Keynote presenters will be announced shortly.

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

2020 Eportfolio Webinar series + Blended event > Save the dates

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

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

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

You can find the resources from past webinars here.

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

North American Eportfolio Events  

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

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

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

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

Information sourced via Patsie Polly

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

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

Information sourced via a Kristina Hoeppner retweet

Some great eportfolio news and resources

Check out this great eportfolio news and resources:

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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

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

Resources include:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The grants are open to academic and professional staff.

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

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

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

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

Adapted from information sourced via Jodie Young

Other eportfolio news and resources

Check out this great eportfolio news and resources:

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

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Other Panelists sharing their views on this topic include:

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

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

Don’t miss out – book now!!

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

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

Mahara News 

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

Let Mahara know what you think of the new features.

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

Information sourced via Kristina Hoeppner

Registrations are now opened for PebbleBash 2020 

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

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

Information sourced via Alison Poot

Some great eportfolio news and resources

Check out this great eportfolio news and resources:

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

Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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

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

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

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

2019 Eportfolio Forum Program – Just released! 

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

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

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

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

Registrations are now open – so book now!!

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

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

PebbleBash 2020 – Initial Expressions of Interest due by 27 September 

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

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

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

Information sourced via Alison Poot

Some great eportfolio news and resources

Check out this great eportfolio news and resources:

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

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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

Join us on Wednesday 4 September from 4.30-5.30 pm AEST for the free webinar on the theme of The interplay between portfolios, social media and digital identity.

Presentations include:

  • Opening the Digital Door by Dr Misty Kirby, Charles Sturt University
  • site, cite, sight by Dr Kathryn Coleman, University of Melbourne
  • Introduction to Professional Identity Development: a Deakin case study by Simone Tyrell, Deakin University
Click here to view more information about these presentations and to registerIf you cannot attend the webinar – still register and we will forward you the recording and resources following the webinar.

Please:

  • let other people in your network know about this webinar by forwarding on this email or via social media, and/or
  • let us know if you can present on this topic or know someone who can present on this topic – 0400 732 270 or eportfoliosaustralia@gmail.com

Ass Prof Denise Jackson – Keynote for Day Two of 2019 Eportfolio Forum 

ePortfolios Australia Organising Committee are pleased to announce that Ass Prof Denise Jackson will keynote Day Two of 2019 Eportfolio Forum.
Associate Professor Denise Jackson, Director, Work-Integrated Learning, School of Business and Law, Edith Cowan University, Western Australia
Denise is the Director of Work Integrated Learning (WIL) in the School of Business and Law at Edith Cowan University, Western Australia. Denise has received a number of research and teaching and learning awards, most recently a national Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning.

Denise will join Day One Keynote – Tristram Hooley, Professor of Career Education, University of Derby, United Kingdom.

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

Registrations are now open – so book now so see these amazing presenters!!

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

11th Annual Forum on Digital Learning and ePortfolios – Washington DC 

ePortfolios and the Future of Higher Education:
Fostering Leadership among Faculty, Staff, Administrators, and Students

Saturday, January 25, 2020
Washington, DC.

AAC&U’s 11th Annual Digital Learning and ePortfolio Forum will offer interactive concurrent sessions and workshop opportunities for participants to share the good work they are doing to enhance student learning, success, and career development through the use of ePortfolios and digital learning.

Click here for more information.

Information sourced via Marlene Daicopoulos

Some great eportfolio news and resources

Check out this great eportfolio news and resources:

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

 

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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

Some great eportfolio news and resources

Check out this great eportfolio news and resources:

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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.

 

Some great eportfolio news and resources

Check out this great eportfolio news and resources:

Posted in community of practice, Eportfolio Forum, Eportfolio Webinars, eportfolios, ePortfolios Australia | Tagged , , | Leave a comment