During this time of global pandemic and in response to calls for equity and access in higher education and beyond, we have decided to offer free access to our Annual Meeting this summer to our communities. Whether you have participated in AAEEBL events in the past or are new to portfolio practices and pedagogies, you are invited to join us for the Virtual Edition of our Annual meeting! Spread over four weeks in July, this year’s annual event allows participants to leverage learning in our other meetups and online events. The annual meeting focuses specifically on knowledge sharing and community building around the theme, “Doing It Right: ePortfolios, Ethics, and Technologies” paying particular attention to our current global context of COVID-19. Each week includes curated asynchronous content as well as synchronous opportunities for deep discussion and community knowledge building. Throughout the conference, participants will be encouraged to build the learning into their own contexts and share their learning with other attendees through co-creation of a conference portfolio. Each week will include a combination of asynchronous and synchronous events, with the expectation that participants will finish the week having developed their thinking to apply to their own context.
Registration is free but space is limited. You can register for the weeks of your choice by clicking here. Resources developed during the conference will be available to attendees through August. Ongoing access to the community and resources will be available to AAEEBL members. Click here to join the AAEEBL member community for full access to all our member benefits.
Week 1: ”Doing It Right (or Doing the Right Thing) in a Changing World: Considering the Role of Portfolio Pedagogy in Pivots to Online or Blended Learning Environments”
This week explores the ways that portfolio pedagogies can support effective learning in any environment, while paying special attention to the affordances of the online environment for both learners and teachers. Participants will collaborate to identify opportunities and challenges in their contexts for leveraging these practices in their own contexts, with special consideration given to the importance of “doing the right thing” in a changing world.
Week 2: ”Digital Ethics & Portfolios: Considering the Importance of Ethics in Our New Environment”
Together we will answer questions related to digital ethics and use the answers to generate effective practices for our work. What does it mean to be ethical in the digital environment? What ethical considerations must we take into account when designing ePortfolio implementations? How do we ensure equity and access in a rapidly changing world?
Week 3: “Leveraging Stakeholders in the Pivot: The Role of Student Affairs, Faculty Development, and Assessment in Portfolio Pedagogies”
Who are the stakeholders that we need to engage to ensure that portfolio practices and technologies are supported? What opportunities for collaboration exist as we move through the shifting context of higher education? How can we more fully support student success by engaging partners across our institutions? In this week, we explore these questions with specific attention to developing approaches that will enable the success of all our students on our campuses.
Week 4: “Weaving Things Together: Leveraging High Impact Practices in the Online/Blended Environment”
More than ever, we need to weave together our learning to support our students’ success. This week, we bring together the co-created activities and strategies to develop our own High Impact Practices.
|Kathleen Blake Yancey (Florida State University)|
|David Hubert & Emily Dibble (Salt Lake Community College)|
|Lisa Donaldson (ePortfolio Ireland)|
|Allison Miller (eportfolios Australia)|
|Gerry Hanley (MERLOT)|
|Tracy Penny Light (AAEEBL) and Helen L. Chen (Stanford University)|
|Candyce Reynolds & Sonja Taylor (Portland State University)|
|AAEEBL Digital Ethics Task Force|
|Terrel Rhodes (AAC&U)|
|C. Edward Watson (AAC&U)|
|Additional Presenters TBA|