COVID-19 Statement and Updates

Dear AAEEBL Community,

We are reaching out, first and foremost, to wish you well during this unprecedented moment in the world.  We hope that you and your families are well and staying safe and healthy during this crisis.  We know that life and work are challenging now as we all work together to stop the spread of this virus, and we at AAEEBL are actively seeking ways to support you in your efforts.

AAEEBL 2020 Annual Meeting

Given the current state of affairs, we will be exploring new opportunities for AAEEBL events in 2020 so want to first provide an update on the status of our Annual Meeting, which was scheduled for July 21-23, 2020, at Salt Lake Community College.  We are excited to report that we received an abundance of great proposals.  However, we have decided to postpone our in-person event until July 2021 in order to protect our collective health and safety – our efforts work over the past year on Digital Ethics have reinforced for us the need to work together to make ethical decisions, not just about our use of digital technologies, but also in terms of the decisions we all make on a daily basis.  We want to ensure that it is truly safe for us to gather and trust that creating this space and exploring alternate ways of gathering, while maintaining social distance, is the right thing to do in this moment.  Soon, we will be contacting those of you who submitted proposals for the Annual Meeting as we develop our summer offerings with some different possibilities for your participation this year or in the future. 

AAEEBL Meetups and Online Events

We are developing a series of online events this spring and summer that address the conference theme (“Doing It Right: ePortfolios and Ethics, Practices, and Technologies”) with a special focus on enabling your success in online and remote teaching environments with practical strategies for leveraging portfolio practices.

On April 16, we will host an online event focused on the ways that students can generate evidence of learning in a remote world.  Our aim is to use this event to collect existing and generate new strategies for leveraging portfolio thinking to enable student success.  More details about this event and a link to register link can be found on our website here.  More events will be announced shortly.   

If portfolio pedagogies teach us anything, it is the ability of folio thinking to enable us to make connections, think critically and creatively, and make visible the evidence of learning.  We are confident that this crisis will surface important opportunities for strengthening the work that we all do together to engage students deeply and look forward to working with you over the coming months. 

All the best on behalf of the AAEEBL Board of Directors,

Tracy Penny Light, President

president@aaeebl.org

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AAEEBL Meetup April 2020: Evidence of Student Learning

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

Photo by Thought Catalog on Unsplash

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 ePortfolio Review

The AAEEBL ePortfolio Review (AePR) is the magazine of the Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning. Our mission is to serve the needs of the global eportfolio community and promote portfolio learning as a way to transform higher education. 

We publish articles covering the broad area of ePortfolio use including pedagogy, research, technology, and organizational/administrative issues. Articles submitted for a current issue may be considered for a subsequent issue if they are not accepted for the current issue.

Current Issue

  • Adapting to a Digital World v5n1 (Fall/Winter 2021)

Past Issues

  • Doing it Right: ePortfolio and Ethics, Practices, and Technologies v4n2 (Summer 2021)
  • ePortfolio Platforms v4n1 (Summer 2020)
  • ePortfolio and Transformation v3n2 (Winter 2020)
  • Building Bridges with ePortfolios II v3n1 (June 2019)
  • Building Bridges with ePortfolios I v2n3 (November 2018)
  • Outside the Classroom v2n2 (April 2018)
  • Assessment Practices v2n1 (November 2017)
  • High Impact Practices v1n3 (July 2017)
  • Reflection v1n2 (April 2017)
  • Evidence Based Learning v1n1 (November 2016)

Upcoming Themes 

  • Conference Theme TBA (Spring/Summer 2021)

Call for Papers
Please see the current Call for Papers for manuscript submission guidelines and deadlines.

AePR Executive Team

The AePR is a volunteer endeavor, led by Executive Co-Editors Cindy Stevens and Russel Stolins.. If you would like to help with future issues, please contact one of us. The publication of the AePR is not possible without the leadership of the AePR Executive Team, listed below.

  • Executive Co-Editor: Cindy Stevens, Wentworth Institute of Technology
  • Executive Co-Editor: Russel Stolins, Institute of American Indian Arts
  • Managing Editors: Samantha Blevins, Radford University, Deborah Svatos, and Barbara Ramirez, Clemson University
  • Art Direction: Amy Carder
  • Graphic Designer and Production Coordinator: Susan Colebank Stehle
  • APA Style Editor: Carra Hood, Stockton University
  • Editorial Coordinator: Samantha Blevins, Radford University
  • Web/Social Media Editor: Candyce Reynolds, Portland State University

Please read the AePR Authoring Guidelines.

If you have questions about connecting with the AAEEBL community, send an email to connect@aaeebl.org.

AAEEBL Annual Meeting – July 21-23, 2020

POSTPONED TO JULY 2021

Given the current state of affairs, we will be exploring new opportunities for AAEEBL events in 2020 so want to first provide an update on the status of our Annual Meeting, which was scheduled for July 21-23, 2020, at Salt Lake Community College. We are excited to report that we received an abundance of great proposals. However, we have decided to postpone our in-person event until July 2021 in order to protect our collective health and safety – our efforts work over the past year on Digital Ethics have reinforced for us the need to work together to make ethical decisions, not just about our use of digital technologies, but also in terms of the decisions we all make on a daily basis.

See our official COVID-19 Response and Updates here

“Doing It Right: ePortfolios and Ethics, Practices, Technologies”

ePortfolios are now simultaneously the heart of a rich and growing academic literature and the latest addition to the list of high impact practices (HIP’s). With these developments in mind, the 2020 AAEEBL Conference explores what we mean by effective ePortfolio use, paying particular attention to digital ethics and ePortfolios, the design and use of other HIP’s in ePortfolio implementations, and the interrelationships between technologies, practices, and ethical considerations. Join us at Salt Lake Community College for what will be a thought-provoking meeting. To submit a proposal (due March 27, 2020), please click here

Keynotes include:

Dr. David Hubert, Associate Provost, Learning Advancement, Salt Lake Community College
Dr. Kathleen Blake Yancey, Kellogg W. Hunt Professor of English and Distinguished Research Professor at Florida State University

AAC&U/AAEEBL Summer Institute on ePortfolios for Authentic Student Learning and Success

This year’s conference will also be the site for the inaugural AAC&U/AAEEBL Summer Institute on ePortfolios for Authentic Student Learning and Success. This new format provides a year-long engagement opportunity for campus and/or state system teams seeking to actualize an ambitious strategy to broaden student engagement with ePortfolios. The new model directly engages with the ePortfolio Institute teams throughout an academic year via in-person and virtual interactions as participants’ implementation plans are put into practice. More information and instructions for applying to participate will be available in early 2020.

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.

See the principles that we established in our inaugural year here: Digital Ethics Principles in ePortfolios: Version 1

Call for Members

In recognizing the need to continue to explore digital ethics, AAEEBL is leading collaborative efforts to develop resources on digital ethics in ePortfolio practice. Join our 2020-2021 Task Force on Ethics and ePortfolios by applying to https://bit.ly/AAEEBLDigitalEthicsTaskforce by September 1st. We welcome applicants of all backgrounds, ranks, and experiences. To learn more, see the image below.


To learn more, please email AAEEBLdigitaltaskforce@gmail.com