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Digital Ethics: Respect Author Rights and Re-use Permissions

The AAEEBL Digital Ethics Task Force and the ePortfolios Australia Organising Committee are pleased to announce this workshop.

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 workshop, you will explore the Digital Ethics in ePortfolios Principle ‘Respect Author Rights and Re-use Permissions’ to understand best practices for re-use and representation of other people’s work in their portfolios. Copyright, attribution of work, plagiarism, and confidentiality of private information are recurring important topics to address.

Your workshop facilitators Christine Slade and Kristina Hoeppner will guide you on strategies for applying this principle successfully in your portfolio work supporting learners and engaging you in a conversation around good practice and challenges that you have encountered.

We look forward to sharing work done by the Task Force with you and learning from you to expand the knowledge base that we as a portfolio community share on this topic.

The facilitators

Dr Christine Slade

Associate Professor Christine Slade, PFHEA, is an academic in the Institute of Teaching and Learning Innovation at the University of Queensland, Australia. with leadership responsibilities in assessment and academic integrity. Christine is an active ePortfolio learning advisor and researcher. She has been a member of the international AAEEBL Task Force on Digital Ethics for the past three years and recently co-facilitated four ePortfolio workshops for the South-East Asia Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO).

She has been a member of the ePortfolios Australia Organising Committee and peer reviewer for the Australian ePortfolio Forum for several years. Christine was a co-investigator in a multi-university research project (2017-2019) examining digital ethics for students in using secondary data from their ePortfolios. Her research interests include digital pedagogies, contemporary assessment, academic integrity and eProfessionalism.

Kristina Hoeppner, MA

Kristina Hoeppner is the project lead for the open source portfolio platform Mahara, working at Catalyst IT in Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington in Aotearoa New Zealand. She traded hemispheres and careers in 2010 and enjoys supporting and working with the New Zealand and worldwide community of educators, learning designers, and education innovators in both formal and informal learning settings to create positive and supportive learning environments. She has been a member of the AAEEBL Task Force on Digital Ethics in ePortfolios since 2019 and a member of the Executive Committee of the Flexible Learning Association of New Zealand (FLANZ) since 2021.


You are invited to participate in this free event on 9 March 2023, 12pm – 1:30pm AEDT. By registering, you will receive access to the webinar details.

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.


  • Megan Mize, PhD, Director, ePortfolio & Digital Initiatives, Old Dominion University, U.S.A.
  • S. Morgan Gresham, PHD, Associate Professor of English & Area Director PTC, University of South Florida St. Petersburg, 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, 1-3pm EDT (check your time zone).


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.