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8th Annual Forum on Digital Learning and ePortfolios

ePORTFOLIO AS THE ELEVENTH META HIGH-IMPACT PRACTICE FOR STUDENT SIGNATURE WORK

Saturday, January 28, 2017
Hyatt Regency San Francisco / San Francisco, California

Registration information available here

New Publication to be released in Spring 2017
AAC&U and AAEEBL are pleased to announce The Field Guide to Eportfolio, which will be released in spring of 2017 and previewed at the Forum on Digital Learning and ePortfolios. The Luncheon Plenary at the Forum will feature the Field Guide. Please see description below.

This field guide, a publication with input from more than sixty members from the eportfolio field, provides an authoritative and representative account of the e-portfolio idea in practice.  It features information on the most important dimensions of the eportfolio idea, both in the United States and other countries, along with case studies serving as examples of many of those dimensions.  Published in print and online interactive formats, readers of the field guide can use the publication to keep up with new developments as capabilities, opportunities, and pedagogies advance. This publication explains why and how a community of practice and new scholarly field has emerged around “eportfolio” and why eportfolio technologies are being so widely adopted.

The ePortfolio Forum is jointly sponsored by AAC&U’s project, VALUE: Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education; the Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning (AAEEBL), the association of ePortfolio professionals; and the International Journal of ePortfolio (IJeP).

Logos: VALUE Project,  Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning (AAEEBL) and the International Journal of ePortfolio

The Eighth Annual Forum on Digital Learning and ePortfolios—all-day on Saturday, January 28—will be held in conjunction with the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, which is scheduled for January 25-28 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco. 

About the Forum on Digital Learning and ePortfolios
AAC&U’s 2017 Annual Meeting theme—“Building Public Trust in the Promise of Liberal Education and Inclusive Excellence”— drives the focus of the Eighth Annual Digital Learning and ePortfolio Forum. The Forum offers concurrent sessions and workshop opportunities for campus representatives to share the good work they are doing to enhance student learning and success and demonstrate how it contributes to improving student lives, preparation for a global economy, and participation in strengthening democracy.

The Forum will begin with an opening keynote that highlights recognition of ePortfolios as the “eleventh high-impact practice” for deepening student learning.

The Forum luncheon plenary will showcase students presenting aspects of their ePortfolios that engender student identity and agency. Through sharing dynamic components of a variety of current ePortfolio platforms in use on campuses across the country, students will briefly show an example of their portfolio work that represents their agency in creating their own identities as educated persons and learners, providing opportunities for attendees to question and probe the student work.

The closing plenary will focus specifically on the power of ePortfolio as a high impact practice that can transform student lives and contribute to individual, community and civic well-being through an engaged, culturally respectful learning practice contributing to the individual and the public good.

Speakers at the Forum on Digital Learning and ePortfolios will be invited to submit articles for consideration to be published in the International Journal for ePortfolios (IJeP) or in the AAEEBL Review (published by the Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning).

We welcome your proposed contributions to the Forum and the ePortfolio community of practice.

Preliminary Schedule of Events

8:00-9:00 am
Opening Keynote
High-Impact ePortfolio Practice: A Catalyst for Student, Faculty, and Institutional Learning

Laura Gambino, Associate Dean for Assessment & Technology, Stella and Charles Guttman Community College

Bret Eynon, Associate Provost and Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York

High Impact ePortfolio Practice: A Catalyst for Student, Faculty, and Institutional Learning

Eynon and Gambino are authors of High Impact ePortfolio Practice: A Catalyst for Student, Faculty, and Institutional Learning (forthcoming, Stylus Publishing, 2017). AAC&U members can use the code "EPOR15" and receive a 15% discount, plus free shipping and handling, when ordering this publication from Stylus.

 

9:15-10:15 am 
Concurrent Sessions

10:30-11:30 am
Concurrent sessions

11:45-1:00 pm
Luncheon Plenary:
The New AI—Agency and Identity—Student ePortfolios in Practice

A panel of students will discuss and present their signature work through eportfolios as high-impact practices, as described in the forthcoming Field Guide to Eportfolio.

The Field Guide to Eportfolio (to be released in spring 2017)
By Trent Batson, Kathryn Coleman, Helen Chen, C. Edward Watson, Terrel Rhodes, and Andrew Harver

This field guide, a publication with input from more than sixty members from the ePortfolio field, provides an authoritative and representative account of the ePortfolio idea in practice.  It features information on the most important dimensions of the ePortfolio idea, both in the United States and other countries, along with case studies serving as examples of many of those dimensions.  Published in print and online interactive formats, readers of the field guide can use the publication to keep up with new developments as capabilities, opportunities, and pedagogies advance. This publication explains why and how a community of practice and new scholarly field has emerged around “ePortfolio” and why eportfolio technologies are being so widely adopted.

1:15-2:00 pm
Concurrent sessions and workshops

2:15-3:00 pm
Concurrent sessions and workshops

3:15-4:00 pm
Concurrent sessions and workshops

4:15-5:00 pm
Closing Plenary:
Transformative ePortfolio Learning Across Cultures for Individual and Public Good

Paul Wasko, EPortfolio Initiatives Coordinator, and Eva Gregg (Inupiat), Student—both of the University of Alaska Anchorage - Presentation

Annual Meeting registrants can participate in Saturday morning’s ePortfolio Forum sessions at no additional cost; additional registration and fee is required for the luncheon and afternoon presentations. Those not attending the Annual Meeting can register for the ePortfolio Forum as a separate event. Registration information is available here.