Students at the Annual Meeting 2021

Let’s hear from students

At conferences we often talk about the portfolios that students create or we conduct research with them as our participants. So why not hear from them directly? We want to give students a more prominent voice at the Annual Meeting 2021 to engage them in the conversations and workshops. There are three ways to achieve that:

  • Free registration for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students to participate in all sessions
  • Interviews with students prior to the conference to learn more about their portfolio practice
  • Panel conversation with students at different levels of their education, reflecting on the conference theme of ‘Re-imaging the Future of Learning: ePortfolios, Identities, Equity, and Belonging’

Interviews

In the days leading up to the Annual Meeting, we are publishing the student interviews to help us start thinking about our own portfolio practices, where we situate ourselves, what we enjoy and see can be changed. How do we view our own portfolios under the lens of equity, inclusion, and belonging? Do we showcase our true learner identity?

Find out what students from Australia, Ireland, and the U.S.A. have to say.

Naomi Pitts

Naomi Pitts, a young black woman smiling and standing in front of a door

Naomi is a Bachelor student of Biosystems Engineering and Sustainability at Auburn University, Alabama, U.S.A.

She created her public portfolio to showcase her achievements and talk about her academic experiences for employability purposes.

Listen to Naomi‘s portfolio story or read the transcript of the interview with Naomi.

Breanna Edebohls

Potrait photo of Breanna Edebohls, a young woman. She has long brown hair and is smiling in this picture.

Breanna is enrolled in the Bachelor of Media Communication at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.

She created a number of portfolios for class assessments and transformed some of them into public portfolios to showcase her work:

Listen to Breanna‘s portfolio journey or read the transcript of the interview with Breanna.

Ruby Cooney

Ruby Cooney, a young Irish woman sitting on the ground in front of a stone wall, smiling. She wears a bright red shirt.

Ruby studies Education Training in a bachelor’s program at Dublin City University in Ireland.

She has been using portfolios for the DCU Engagement Awards to showcase her accomplishments.

Listen to Ruby‘s explanations for creating her portfolio or read the transcript of the interview with Ruby.

Emaan Sami Khan

Emaan Sami Khan, a young Irish woman wearing a hijab, smiling.

Emaan is a Bachelor student in Accounting and Finance at Dublin City University in Ireland.

She created portfolios for assessment tasks and to showcase her skills and is an etern supporting students creating portfolios. You can view her ‘LIFE Assignments portfolio’.

Listen to Emaan, including her top three reflective questions, or read the transcript of the interview with Emaan.

Mandi Mizuta

Mandi Mizuta, a young woman with long blond hair smiles in front of a green wall of plants.

Mandi is a PhD candidate at Portland State University, OR, U.S.A. Her thesis is in education, with concentrations on post secondary education and collaborative governance.

She created her portfolio to complement her research, make her work more accessible, and use it as vehicle for future work opportunities.

Listen to Mandi, including her insight into collaborative governance, or read the transcript of the interview with Mandi.

Grace Robinson

Grace Robinson, a young woman with long blond hair sits outside and smiles into the camera.

Grace is a Bachelor student at Auburn University, AL, U.S.A. Her thesis is in education, with concentrations on post secondary education and collaborative governance.

Grace started her portfolio as website in a personal one day a week project and then turned it into a portfolio.

Listen to Grace, including her insight into collaborative governance, or read the transcript of the interview with Grace.

The music you can hear in the interviews is ‘Uplifting‘ from Twisterium.