2017 Eportfolio Forum Keynote Presenters

Day One Keynote Speaker:
Professor Shelley Kinash, Director, Advancement of Learning & Teaching, University of Southern Queensland


What we know about Employability, Student Experience & Student Evaluation of Teaching from National Research and How ePortfolios can have Impact

Professor Shelley Kinash will highlight results from three national learning and teaching research projects and describe their relevance to ePortfolios. Undergraduate and postgraduate students from all eight states and territories identified learning and teaching challenges, and universities from across the country shared solutions. Key takeaways from this presentation include ideas and inspiration to apply ePortfolios to build agency among students, improve quality of learning and teaching, and increase graduate outcomes.


Professor Shelley Kinash is the Director, Advancement of Learning & Teaching at University of Southern Queensland, Australia. Her PhD is in Education Technology from the University of Calgary, Canada and was completed in 2004. Shelley has led 3 completed national multi-institution (Category One) research projects funded through the Australian Government – commissioned projects on graduate employability and postgraduate student experience, and a seed project on student evaluation. Exemplar impact achievements of the graduate employability project include: consultation to and engagement with the 2014 G20 Summit and with five government bodies (Employment, Education, High Commission, DFAT, AUS-INDIA Education), hosting a national symposium with 150 delegates from 18 Australian universities, and conducting a professional development circuit in India / Sri Lanka for more than 150 educators from more than 50 institutions across 5 workshops / cities. Shelley facilitates professional development across the country and internationally, supporting academics to apply evidence-based approaches to making outstanding contributions to student learning. Her 200+ publications have been downloaded more than 37,000 times across 155 countries (1530 institutions/companies). She has delivered 11 keynotes/plenaries including at peak national / international body conferences.

Day Two – Opening Speaker – TBA