Promo image for the visiblity of labor workshop showing the icon for the principle, which is a person with a star

Digital Ethics: Sustainable ePortfolio Practice – Considering Creation, Support, and Advocacy

Since mid-2019, the Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning (AAEEBL) has investigated digital ethics and ePortfolios via a specially created task force. The work resulted in principles promoting ethical ePortfolio practices to educators, staff, students, and platform providers. In this webinar series, task force members discuss individual principles with participants.

This workshop will introduce participants to the principle of ‘Visibility of Labor’. In what ways are work, time, and effort invisible and unrewarded as it relates to ePortfolio practitioners and creators?
By first introducing and situating the principle as critical to ePortfolio projects, we intend to engage participants in a lively discussion about what constitutes work in the ePortfolio space, how they conduct and conceive of that work, how they’re recognised and/or compensated for that work, and how we, as a field, can develop and maintain ethical expectations for the labor of ePortfolio
practitioners and creators.

Facilitators

  • Christine Slade, PhD, Senior Lecturer in Higher Education Institute for Teaching & Learning Innovation, University of Queensland, Australia
  • Megan Mize, PhD, Director, ePortfolio & Digital Initiatives, Old Dominion University, U.S.A.
  • Sarah Zurhellen, PhD, Asst. Director, WAC Appalachian State University, U.S.A.

Workshop time

The workshop takes place on 8 August 2022, 6-8pm EDT (check your time zone).

Registration

Register for this free event to receive the link to the webinar.

Community crowd-sourced ePortfolio ebook

A lot of great ideas around ePortfolio practices were shared at the recent AAEEBL Annual Meeting, and we heard over and over how much you wish we had an open educational resource repository of ePortfolio resources and activities. So, we are planning a writing session to create just that! This will be an opportunity for you to contribute one of your own resources or develop one (a learning activity, assessment activity, or faculty development activity). Our plan is to make this a publication opportunity for you as we develop an ebook from your ePortfolio activities!

Come join us on October 21, 2021, at 7am PST / 10am EST / 3pm, BST, to connect with ePortfolio practitioners for this supported writing workshop. The aims of the workshop are to share with you the design of the ebook and to support the writing process. We anticipate that by the end of the session, you will have an initial draft of your resource. Clearly, there is only so much that can be achieved in such a short timeframe. We hope that the writing session will provide you with the impetus to bring your ideas and experiences to the table and start writing. That said, if we are to keep to the publication timeline, we envisage a short period of time between the writing workshop and your final submission. The ebook submissions will then be edited and published as an open access resource by AAEEBL in December 2021. This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase your ePortfolio practice whilst serving as inspiration and resource for others.

Register for this free writing workshop today to secure your place.