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

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

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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.

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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

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

 

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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.

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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

Some other great eportfolio news and resources

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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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