Understanding the essence(s) of portfolio-based learning.
A collaborative international seminar
The University of Edinburgh, Scotland, 6-8 June 2016
Day One ‘Altogether now’
Opening and welcomes: Trent Batson, President/CEO, AAEEBL and Rob Ward, Director, CRA.
Building the colloquium: ‘we arrived on different ships but are in the same boat now’. Steve Outram, Associate Director (Development) CRA, Susan Kahn, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, USA, and Trent Batson.
‘The role of portfolios in student-directed learning’. Ian Pirie, 'Emeritus Professor' (formerly Assistant Principal for Learning and Development and Professor of Design), the University of Edinburgh
'Depicting the Outcomes of Learning: ePortfolios as Authentic Records of Achievement.’ Tracy Penny-Light, Executive Director, the Centre for Student Engagement and Learning Innovation, Thompson Rivers University, British Columbia.
‘Practising ePortfolio learning: UK and US contributors on e-pdp practice’. Emma Purnell, University of Plymouth, UK and Cathy Buyarski, Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis, USA.
‘Stopping and thinking’. Reflecting back and looking forward: a facilitated discussion. Susan Kahn, and Rob Ward.
Key Colloquium questions: from us back to you… Steve Outram, Trent Batson and Susan Kahn.
Day Two ‘Go your own way’
‘Orientation to the action research agenda, what do we know/need to know.’ John Peters Associate Director, CRA, Head of Academic Practice at Newman University, Birmingham, UK.
Nadia Spang Bovey, Universite de Lausanne, Switzerland and Patrick Roth, University of Geneva - Selfpad: Supporting reflective thinking practices in various learning situations.
Susan Kahn, Marta Anton and Tyrone Freeman, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, USA - Supporting integration of learning, transitions, and assessment: ePortfolios in Capstone Seminars at IUPUI.
Susan Blackley and Rachel Sheffield, Curtin University, Australia - Evidence-based digital portfolios to enhance employability and support developing professional identity.
Katia Aiko Murata Arend, Language Centre of the University of Leipzig, Germany - Making progress visible: learning, teaching and assessing with the ePortfolio Mahara.
Barbara Nicolls and Danny Clarke, Bucks New University, UK - Scaffold for Student Operating Department Practitioners to demonstrate their learning in the ePortfolio: is it fit for purpose?
Stuart Blacklock, LiveText, UK - Technology to better engage students for Life-wide learning.
Emilia Sobolewska and David Hunter, Napier University, UK - Exploring student identity and transition through portfolio development.
Monika Ciesielkiewicz, C.U.Villanueva, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain - ePortfolio potential to enhance students' entry into the labour market.
Shane Sutherland, PebblePad, (Principal Seminar Sponsor). Reimagining portfolio practice: an audience-led exploration of high impact portfolio practice from applicant to alumni.
Gillian Reindl and Victoria Lewis, Hartpury College, UK - Introducing e-portfolio to scaffold reflective coaching practice. A pilot study to support a new institutional employability framework at Hartpury.
Maria Evans and Jacquelyn Haigh, University of Bradford, UK - Encouraging authentic engagement of mentors in student ePortfolios for learning in practice settings.
Jessica Bacal, Joseph Bacal, and Janie Vanpee, Smith College, USA - New tools for documenting cross-cultural and language learning.
Kate Culkin and Jordi Getman-Eraso, Bronx Community College, CUNY, USA - Group work and metacognition: helping Students understand the work of the disciplines through collaborative textual analysis on ePortfolio.
Barbara Nicolls, Bucks New University, UK - Reflections of an ePortfolio facilitator.
Alison James, London College of Fashion, UK - Student-to-student coaching for transition, reflection and employability.
Nadja Despalj, Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology, University of Zagreb, Croatia - Practicing various tenses by writing lab reports.
Emma Purnell and Paul Richards, Plymouth University, UK - Structuring the learning: personalising the experience. A tale of two employability ePortfolio approaches.
Noreen Henry, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Ireland and Debbie Holmes, PebblePad - What shape are your students? An interactive workshop exploring the T shaped graduate.
Samantha Blevins-Bohanan, Radford University and Jennifer Brill, Virginia Tech, USA - Meeting the challenges of systemic ePortfolio adoption: an ePortfolio implementation framework for ensuring success.
Jenny Jones, University of Liverpool and John Couperthwaite, PebblePad - An institution-wide approach to recording verifiable student activities for the Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR).
Day Three 'Together Again'
Welcome back to the Playfair Library. What’s in store today? Rob Ward, Director, CRA, and Trent Batson, President/CEO, AAEEBL.
Digital Portfolios and Open Digital Badges - Warranting evidence (revisiting old friends, never foes). Kathryn Coleman, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne, Australia, AAEEBL Board Member.
Bringing Digital Literacies to life: Using Portfolios and Digital Badges for authentic learning and an online presence. Fiona Harvey and Stephan Caspar, University of Southampton, UK.
Enhancing Student Employability through Technology: plenary introduction and workshop. Lisa Gray and Peter Chatterton, Jisc Technology for Employability Study, UK.
Developing the global research agenda, what do we know now, what do we need to know? Plenary discussion led by John Peters, Associate Director, CRA, Head of Academic Practice at Newman University, Birmingham, UK.