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AAEEBL Meetup April 2020: Evidence of Student Learning

How can students generate evidence of their learning in a remote world?

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Facilitators: Kevin Kelly (San Francisco State University, ), Gail Matthews-Denatale (Northeastern University), Helen L. Chen (Stanford University), Members of the AAEEBL Board

Date: April 16, 2020 at 4 pm EDT / 1 pm PDT / 9 pm U.K.

Session Description: For many higher ed teachers and students, remote teaching and learning is a new experience. Even some veterans of hybrid or online course formats struggle with how to switch to remote for specific scenarios. In this online event, the Association of Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning (AAEEBL) will discuss how students can generate and show evidence of learning through ePortfolio approaches–even if you don’t use an ePortfolio tool. Based on some “lightning round” thought prompt presentations, participants co-constructed a collection of strategies that can be immediately piloted and implemented focusing on:

  • how to help students document and reflect on their learning in disciplines that are challenging to accomplish remotely, such as STEM, the arts, or hands-on skills courses
  • how to maintain learning equity in a world where some students and even some faculty do not have access to adequate devices, Internet, software or training for successful remote learning
  • how to create Universal Design for Learning pathways for students to create and demonstrate evidence of learning in remote settings

MEETUP RESOURCES

AAEEBL April 2020 Meetup Recording

AAEEBL Task Force on Ethics and ePortfolios

As part of our yearlong exploration of digital ethics and ePortfolios, AAEEBL is supporting several collaborative efforts to develop resources to inform and support ePortfolio practice. The AAEEBL Digital Ethics ePortfolios Task Force is developing resources that can guide ePortfolio practice by outlining principles, resources, and recommendations to guide student, faculty, administrator and employer practice. This task force is led by Amy Cicchino, Megan Haskins, and Heather Stuart from the Office of University Writing, Auburn University with support from the AAEEBL Board.

2019-20 Digital Ethics & ePortfolios Task Force Members

Amy Cicchino

Auburn University

Megan Haskins

Auburn University

Heather Stuart

Auburn University

Kevin Kelly

San Francisco State University

Elaine Gray

Appalachian State University

Morgan Gresham

University of South Florida

Megan Mize

Old Dominion University

Christine Slade

University of Queensland

Megan Crowley-Watson

Edward Waters College

Kristina Hoeppner

Catalyst, New Zealand

Sarah Zerhellen

Appalachian State University

To learn more, please email AAEEBLdigitaltaskforce@gmail.com

AAEEBL 2019 Annual Meeting Graphical Takeaways

Presenters from 78% of the AAEEBL 2019 Annual Meeting sessions created Graphical Takeaways.

We invite you to explore the AAEEBL 2019 Annual Meeting Graphical Takeaway collection and to reach out directly to the presenters with your questions and comments.

Download a PDF of the entire collection here. If you require access to a text-only version, please fill out this form.

Click here to learn more about the presenters and sessions at the AAEEBL 2019 Annual Meeting held on July 2019 at Bronx Community College and view the official program.

Return to the Graphical Takeaways homepage and share your comments, questions, and feedback.

AAEEBL Graphical Takeaways

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.

AAEEBL Global Twitter Chats

AAEEBL Global Twitter Chat: ePortfolio Ownership and Ethics November 4-5, 2019 (see times below)

This global Twitter chat will have 3 live chat times (listed below) with a slow chat between each session, ending at Midnight GMT on November 5, 2019. Join us by following and posting on Twitter using the hashtag #eportchat.

Description: Who owns an eportfolio?  the student? the institution? a program? an instructor?  A foundational aspect of ePortfolio practice is an emphasis on student ownership, which fosters student agency, metacognitive skills, active learning, and integration of experiences. All of these principles promote deeper learning. However, when ePortfolio use is tied to program or course requirements, are we ethically aligned to the principles and stated values of eportfolio experience? In this twitter chat, we will explore the tension among ePortfolio ownership, ethics, and common practices that support ePortfolio initiatives.

chart of chat times for different global regions
Map showing the different time zones for the twitter chat

What is a Twitter Chat?

Following a suggestion from Samantha Veneruso (@professorsv), the AAEEBL community has been experimenting with the Twitter Chat format as a way to explore emerging questions and cross-cutting issues that are relevant not just to ePortfolio practitioners but are also being explored in related communities in #OER, #Openped #eportfolio, #criticalpedagogy, among others. These online events typically include “live” and “slow ” (asynchronous) chats that take place over several days and are timed to encourage participation by ePortfolio practitioners around the world.

Check out our previous twitter chats below:

Defining Digital Ethics and ePortfolios (August 2019): Moderated by Helen L. Chen (@helenlchen), Kevin Kelly (@KevinKelly0), Misty M. Kirby (@OneLove_mk), and Samantha Veneruoso (@professorsv) and consisting of two active moderated chats (one in the North America and another in Australasia) with the #eportchat hashtag kept open for ongoing posting and participation. View the summary of our discussion and associated resources and the transcript captured in Wakelet.

Why ePortfolios? Why now? (April 2019): Check out the tweets captured via Wakelet.

New to Twitter Chats?

Check out some helpful resources here about how they work: