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2019 Eportfolio Webinar Series 

The ePortfolios Australia Organising Committee are pleased to announce the second of two webinars for 2019 in September 2019:

The interplay between portfolios, social media and digital identity 

Wednesday 4 September 2019 – 4.30 pm EST

Click here for the webinar recording

Click below for the webinar presentation slides

Dr Misty Kirby, Charles Sturt University

Dr Kathryn Coleman, University of Melbourne

Simone Tyrell, Deakin University

Presenters and topics

Presenters Presentations
Dr Misty Kirby, Charles Sturt University

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Misty M Kirby, PhD, Charles Sturt University

MISTY M. KIRBY, PhD, currently serves as PI for a national study of unintended consequences in ePortfolio practice regarding confidentiality and consent in secondary data usage by students in Australian university Health and Education courses. Her research interests align with her passion, which is to improve students’ life chances through effective education leadership and high quality, optimistic learning environments. She is a learning and teaching academic at Charles Sturt University, Australia where she builds capacity with colleagues to support students having a richer, more engaging and authentic educational experience. She began working with ePortfolios with her teacher education students whilst conducting research on the role of ePortfolios in forming professional identities as early career scholars. She also serves as Associate Editor of the Multicultural Education Review. She earned her BA in English & Secondary Education from William Carey College, her MA in English Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and her PhD in Education Policy, Planning & Leadership at the College of William & Mary in Virginia.

Opening the Digital Door

Once you begin to set up your online persona, it’s hard to close the door behind you! This presentation will highlight the various ways ePortfolios and social media can be used to forge your digital identity without fear.

Dr Kathryn Coleman, University of Melbourne

Dr Kathryn Coleman, University of Melbourne

Dr Kathryn Coleman, University of Melbourne

Kathryn Coleman is an artist, researcher and teacher based in Melbourne. She is the Australasian representative on the Board of Directors of Association of Authentic, Experiential and Evidence Based Learning (AAEEBL) and World Council Representative for the South-East Asia Pacific Region for the International Society for Education though Art (InSEA). Her work focuses on the integration of digital pedagogies and digital portfolios for sustained creative practice and assessment. Kate’s praxis includes taking aspects of her theoretical and practical work as a/r/tographer to consider how practitioners, teachers and students use site to create place in the digital and physical. Her PhD was the first fully online thesis as digital portfolio submitted at The University of Melbourne, where Kate is a lecturer in Visual Arts and Design Teacher Secondary Education at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education.

site, cite, sight

My doctoral study (Coleman, 2017) explored how through digital encounters in ePortfolios we can discover aspects of the self through creation, curation and community. I explored the concepts of practice in digital sites, cites and sights to see how connections are made between the multiple identities we are playing in each space we inhabit. This short presentation will walk you through the notion of selves that I found in ePortfolios as digital sites, cites and sights.

Simone Tyrell, Deakin University

Simone Tyrell

Simone Tyrell, Deakin University

Simone Tyrell is the Faculty of Business and Law Digital Literacy Programs Librarian. Simone provides expert advice on Library resources and Digital Literacy to Academics, Researchers and Students. Simone has collaborated with Course Directors, academics and professional staff to design, create, implement and maintain course wide Digital Literacy Modules for students within the Faculty. As the project lead in the creation of online modules, she is responsible for capacity building of library team members. She also attends, and contributes at meetings within the Faculty of Business and Law, including course level, teaching and learning and curriculum governance meetings. In her project lead role, she reviewed Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO) at a course wide level and aligned them to the Digital Literacy Graduate Learning Outcome (GLO). She has also contributed to the Blended Learning of students by creating instructional videos and interactive online modules. Simone has presented with academics, Deputy Course Directors and the Director of Teaching and Learning (Marketing) at both internal and external Conferences. Simone is a Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy and in 2018 was awarded the ASCILITE Innovation Award, in recognition of outstanding innovation in the development of the Professional Literacy Suite, as the project lead.

Introduction to Professional Identity Development: a Deakin case study

The Professional Literacy Suite (PLS) is the first suite of online digital and professional literacy modules constructively aligned across a course at Deakin University to address educational competency gaps in employability skills. In this presentation, one out of the three modules, Introduction to Professional Identity module will be highlighted and showcased. This module was introduced in T1 2018 across a foundation work integrated learning unit, and has now run over four trimesters with 2097 student completions so far. It guides students through the importance of creating and managing a professional identity using social media platforms as a way to showcase their curated evidence of professional achievements and capabilities.

Where: Online in Blackboard Collaborate – participants will be sent a link via email to the webinar room the day prior.  To view the hardware and software pre-requisites for Blackboard Collaborate please visit Blackboard Help.

These are free events proudly brought to you by ePortfolios Australia.

Contact us via email to suggest webinar topics and/or presenters or offer to present yourself or call on 0400 732 270.

Recordings and slides from previous webinars can be found at:


Join us for the 2019 Eportfolio Forum on 20-21 November 2019 at Australian Catholic University, Canberra – Signadou campus

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