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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

Annual Meeting 2020 *Virtual Edition* Schedule of Events and Registration

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Registration is free but space is limited.  Register for the whole event or for the weeks of your choice.  To reserve your space click 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.

Each week will follow a similar format:

DayEvent
MondayAsynchronous Kick-Off Conversations with “Provocateurs”
TuesdayCollaboratory: Collaborative Resource Generation
WednesdaySynchronous Discussion/Activity
ThursdayGallery of Resources/Learning from Week
FridaySynchronous Workshop/Playshop

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”

We will explore 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, 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.

Join us for FREE! Attend the Annual Meeting 2020 *Virtual Edition*

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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.

Featured Presenters
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

Digital Ethics Task Force

The recent rapid response to remote delivery in educational institutions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic highlights the urgent need for the articulation of best practices in digital ethics. Digital ethics underpins all activity in the online environment and interacts with other important digital concepts, such as digital literacies, digital citizenship, and digital identity. The use of ePortfolios provide an exemplar of the many and various ways digital ethics impact our students and, as such, is the focus of this document.

This resource was created by a task force and published in 2020 to guide students, professionals, educators, administrators, and platform providers in navigating ePortfolio practices across ten principles of digital ethics. These principles are illustrated in the graphic below. Click on the principle you are interested in learning more about to read a short summary abstract. To see the full text of this principle, follow the link contained in that abstract. If you would like to review the full document, you can begin here.

Click on any of the boxes for further info about the principles.

This resource was created by the AAEEBL Digital Ethics Task Force: Amy Cicchino (Auburn University), Megan Haskins (Auburn University), Megan Crowley-Watson (Edward Waters College), Elaine Gray (Appalachian State University), Morgan Gresham (University of South Florida), Kristina Hoeppner (Catalyst, New Zealand), Kevin Kelly (San Francisco State University), Megan Mize (Old Dominion University), Christine Slade (University of Queensland), Heather Stuart (Auburn University), and Sarah Zurhellen (Appalachian State University). This homepage was built by Alexi Orchard.

How to Contribute to This Document and the Field

This document represents a year-long project led by the AAEEBL Digital Ethics Task Force. A year is not long enough to represent digital ethics in its entirety. Further, our topic (digital ethics) is a fluid one that is going to change as technologies advance and legal and socio-political contexts evolve. We need contribution from the AAEEBL community to continue to develop this resource.

If you would like to contribute to these principles by suggesting additional principles, strategies, resources, or scenarios, please email aaeebldigitaltaskforce@gmail.com with suggested updates. Please include the following information in your email:

  • Where in the existing document you would place this addition?
  • What does this addition contribute to the overall document?
  • Who is the intended audience for the resource?

If you would like to join the Digital Task Force Committee, please look for the open call next summer.

Twitter Chat: ePortfolio Ownership and Ethics

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