(Re)Imagining the Future of Learning: ePortfolios, Identities, Equity & Belonging
The COVID-19 pandemic has illuminated the inherent inequities in higher education globally. As a result, many institutions and educators are working to address existing disparities but there is much work to be done. The longstanding use of ePortfolios has demonstrated the value of having learners document and reflect on their learning to share their stories of transformative learning experiences. Now, we have an opportunity to further leverage ePortfolio research and practice to address existing inequities and inequalities.
Together we will address these central questions, which should inform your proposal(s):
- What practices (e.g., pedagogies, integrations, assessments, reflections, showcases, professional development) have proven to be successful in addressing the inequities in higher education? Or not?
- How can we most effectively promote equity, access, inclusion, and belonging through ePortfolio implementations?
The 2021 AAEEBL Annual Meeting will explore the ways that ePortfolios can be used to address learner identities, equity, and belonging in higher education with particular emphasis on three areas:
- the ways that ePortfolios can surface learner identities to improve and enhance higher education;
- the design and inclusion of ePortfolios together with other high-impact pedagogies in large and small-scale ePortfolio implementations to address equity and access; and
- the interrelationships among technology, practice, and ethical considerations to foster belonging.
Over 3 days, participants will have opportunities to engage in networking, conversation, unconference, and hackathon sessions. Click here for a description of the conference sessions.
Deadline for submissions is April 23, 2021. Submit your idea for participating here!