AAEEBL Annual Meeting July 21-23, 2020 – CFP

Doing it Right: ePortfolios and Ethics, Practices, and Technologies

Proposals due by February 15, 2020

Join us at Salt Lake Community College, Utah to explore what it means to use ePortfolios effectively. This year’s conference will focus specifically on 3 areas: (1) the ethical foundations and implications of ePortfolios; (2) the design and inclusion of other high-impact practices in large and small-scale ePortfolio implementations;  and (3) the interrelationships among technology, practice, and ethical considerations. 

Proposal topics might flow from these and other questions:

  • What ethical issues should we consider when implementing ePortfolios?
  • What lessons can the ePortfolio field learn from broader conversations about digital ethics?
  • How should we be talking about digital ethics in the context of ePortfolios?
  • How might we share these ethical concerns with students?
  • How can we most effectively promote student engagement and empowerment with ePortfolios?
  • What practices (e.g., pedagogies, integrations, assessments, reflections, showcases, professional development) have proven to be successful? Or not?
  • How does technology expand and/or constrain the scope of our vision for ePortfolios? 

Information Needed to Make a Submission:

Session Formats

Choose one format option from this list:

  1. Concise Presentations: Concise presentations provide opportunities for presentation and discussion of research, informed practice, works in progress, reports on specialized topics, pilot studies, or brief reports on innovative practice in technology-supported teaching and learning.  (Two 20 minute presentations in a 1 hour window, with time for discussion)
  2. Conversation Sessions: These sessions are designed to provide a time and space for participants to discuss aspects of ePortfolio use that fit with the conference theme. Conversation sessions should describe the topic to be discussed, ground the topic in the existing literature, and explain how the presenter(s) will facilitate conversation. Presentation slides should NOT be used during these sessions. Proposals should identify the discussion questions in the proposal as well as the above. (1 hour)
  3. Workshops: Workshops are intended to enhance hands-on skills and broaden attendees’ perspectives on ePortfolios. They should be interactive and designed to introduce a rigorous framework for learning a new area or to provide advanced training in an area. Submissions will be selected on the basis of the facilitator’s description of the learning outcomes, participatory design of the session, and its contribution to the overall conference program and AAEEBL mission (1 hour)
  4. Ignite Presentations: An Ignite presentation is part of a 1-hour session where 8 “igniters” provoke an open dialogue with the community through a fast-paced and image-only PowerPoint presentation. This 5-minute (20 slides advancing every 15 seconds) “ignite” should focus on innovative teaching ideas, creative project processes, and/or developed project outcomes related to the conference theme. (5 minutes in a 1 hour time window)

Name of Presenter(s)

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Session Title

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Session Description for Program

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Additional Information

Proposals for Conversation Sessions should list the questions to be used to facilitate discussion. Proposals for Workshops should discuss the learning outcomes, the participatory design of the session, and its contribution to the conference theme and AAEEBL mission. 

Target Audience

Choose one target audience from the list:

  1. Beginner
  2. Intermediate
  3. Expert

Presenter Experience with ePortfolios

Choose one level of presenter experience from the list:

  1. Beginner
  2. Intermediate
  3. Expert

To submit a proposal, please click here