Have you ever been at a conference and had to choose between two really interesting sessions? Or, have you ever looked at the program for a meeting you weren’t going to attend and thought, “I wish I could see that session”?
We have all been in these situations, which is why we decided to create and pilot the concept of the Graphical Takeaway at the AAEEBL 2019 Annual Meeting.
The Graphical Takeaway is based on the concept of a graphical abstract typically used in journal articles in science fields and defined as “a single, concise, pictorial and visual summary of the main findings” (Elsevier, 2019. para. 1).
All presenters as well as keynote speakers were invited to submit one slide highlighting the big idea or takeaway from their session including a brief description, 1-2 images, and in some cases QR codes linking to the slide deck, project website, or ePortfolio.
We invite you to explore the AAEEBL 2019 Annual Meeting Graphical Takeaways and to reach out directly to the presenters with your questions and comments.
We also welcome your feedback on the Graphical Takeaway concept, as it is our hope to be able to continue using this approach to document innovations in emerging ePortfolio research and teaching and learning applications presented at future conferences and meetings.
If you are interested in learning more about adopting Graphical Takeaways for your own use, we would be happy to talk with you about our process. Please fill out this form with any questions and comments and/or contact AAEEBL Board Members, Helen L. Chen and Jessica Chittum.