Tag Archives: Conference

#EPIC2012 – 10th Annual ePortfolio and Identity Conference – London, July 9-11

Hat tip to Ray Tolley.

The 10th ePortfolio and Identity conference, a 3 day event, is being held in London at the Institute of Engineers and Technologists (IET) at Savoy Place from the 9th-11th July.

The conference is open for registrations and contributions – follow this link for more information and to sign up.

There’s an early bird discount for registrations booked and paid for before 15th May 2012.

Live streaming from the #ePortfolios Australia conference – #EAC2011

On the River Swan

If you’re up for some late night keynote action (if you’re in European timezones) have a look at Alison Miller’s post on the details for the ePortfolios Australia 2011 conference.

The event is on the 17th-18th October, on the theme of “Making the difference – showing the difference” and if you can’t make it to Perth then catch the live streams of the keynotes. Here are the session details from Alison’s blog…

  • Monday 17 October 2011 – 9.30 am AWST – Kathleen Blake Yancey, Florida State University – Kathleen will discuss the ways e-portfolios are helping to make learning visible and making a difference to learning.
  • Monday 17 October 2011 – 10.20 am AWST – Mary Ryan, Queensland University of Technology – Mary will share a transferable and customisable model for teaching and assessing reflective thinking.
  • Tuesday 18 October 2011 – 9.40 am AWST – Ruth Wallace, Charles Darwin University – Ruth will discuss the implications of learner identity on improving the use of e-portfolios.
  • Tuesday 18 October 2011 – 10.20 am AWST – Terrel L Rhodes, Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) – Terrel will share how e-portfolios give learners a voice and agency in their own learning through integrated and interdependent learning experiences.


JISC announces Innovating eLearning Conference 2011 (online)

JISC has just announced details of it’s forthcoming online conference on Innovating eLearning subtitled “Learning in Transition”.

There’s a pre-conference activity week from the 15th – 21st November. The conference proper will run from the 22nd – 25th.

The pre-conference activity week “provides a platform for delegates and agencies, such as the JISC Regional Support Centres, to run their own short presentations and showcase events”. The following conference comprises live events that are recorded as well as asynchronous discussion areas for delegates.

The conference has two themes which are likely to be of interest to people involved in the areas of eportfolios, lifelong and work-based learning:

  • Learning landscapes explores the potential in technology to forge cross-sector collaboration through which further and higher education institutions, learners and employers can work together to shape a more forward-looking curriculum
  • Navigating pathways opens up some of the challenges involved in learning and teaching in a digital age and discusses potential technology-enhanced solutions  

The confirmed closing keynote speaker is Ewan McIntosh and further speakers will be announced nearer the time.

The conference is £50 per delegate.

Follow their Twitter account for updates: @jiscel2011


Bumper selection of Case Studies from PebblePad

Happy New Year from Netskills, everyone!

Here’s something from back in June 2010. PebblePad hosted the PebbleBash conference in Shropshire last year and they have helpfully collated the presentations and one or two other bits and pieces.

There is also a range of case studies on a wide variety of topics with contributions from the great and the good of international eportfolio practice, including some people we’ve had the pleasure of working with at Netskills. The case studies are categorised according to these themes.

  • Learning, teaching and assessment
  • Personal development planning
  • Pedagogic implementation
  • Placement or work-based learning
  • Professional accreditation
  • Sympathies and tensions with institutional technologies
  • Careers or employability
  • Student perspectives

Hats off to PebblePad and the authors for making these case studies available under a Creative Commons license.

Also, kudos for having a ceilidh as their social event! More conferences should do this. 🙂

#ePortfolios at the Uni of South Australia (Margaret Faulkner)

Way back in September I attended a conference on ePorfolios run by the JISC Regional Support Centre for Scotland North and East. I did a brief summary on my personal blog but I’d like to highlight one of the presentations; Margaret Faulkner from The University of South Australia (UniSA).

Margaret delivered the first keynote, about their experiences implementing an ePortfolio across a large institution and all the associated successes and hurdles they encountered on the way. They use PebblePad but as with all of these things the platform is the least interesting aspect of the story. It includes brief case studies of ePortfolios in midwifery and engineering studies.

Here’s the presentation, helpfully recorded by the RSC. It’s about 30 mins long and the slides don’t quite match with the audio.

The Lowdown on e-Portfolios at UniSA

View more webinars from RSC Scotland N&E.
There’s also a written version of the case study available here.