PebblePad Events

The heads-up on our PebblePad conferences, symposiums, online seminars, and special interest groups. As well as the low-down on where you'll find us on the international conference scene.

 
 

Upcoming Events

 

Past Events

 
 

Online webinar: A student perspective of personal learning

Friday 15th December 2017

Friday 15th December 2017Friday 15th December 2017

Presenters:

Charlotte Good, Teaching Intern, The University of Nottingham Vet School
Liz Mossop, Associate Professor of Veterinary Education, The University of Nottingham Vet School

Overview:

One of the biggest challenges in eportfolio implementation is ensuring students see value in the eportfolio process and embed reflective practice into their activities on and off campus. In this student led webinar, Charlotte, a student Veterinarian and teaching intern, will discuss the journey she and her peers embarked on when they started at the University of Nottingham and how reflective practice is now firmly embedded into her student and teaching work. This journey was not without its bumps in the road. Charlotte, supported by her tutor, Liz, will discuss the challenges both students and staff faced along the way.

Location: Online zoom meeting Link:

 

Supporting Degree Apprenticeships

Thursday 14th December 2017PebblePad Event Book now

Thursday 14th December 2017Thursday 14th December 2017

With demand for degree apprenticeships expected to be high, many higher education institutions are in the process of assessing their readiness to address the challenges of degree apprenticeship delivery. This symposium aims to spark discussion around the planning, implementation, and delivery of degree apprenticeships, from effective employer-engagement to supporting remote learning, through to the flexibility of an organisation’s technology armoury to support the creation of diverse competency frameworks, which can be securely assessed by external parties.

PebblePad symposiums are always high on value and low on cost, and this expert-led event is no exception. That’s why we think it should be marked in indelible ink in the calendars of anyone involved in supporting degree apprenticeships, end point assessment (including the role of eportfolio) and for those involved in all things strategy and vision in the context of degree apprenticeships.

Location: thestudio, 7 Cannon Street, Birmingham, B2 5EP, UK Link:

 

IMS Europe Conference 2017

Wednesday 29th November 2017 - Thursday 30th November 2017

Wednesday 29th November 2017Thursday 30th November 2017

We are delighted to be attending this year's IMS Europe Conference which is set to provide institutional and edtech leaders with the opportunity to draw on the experience of organisations who are leveraging IMS standards to enable teaching and learning innovation. The event will offer an opportunity for delegates to help shape future IMS Europe initiatives with discussion around the following themes:

  • Enabling the plug-and-play ecosystem
  • Advances in digital assessment
  • Improving the learning analytics landscape
  • Identity management
  • Implementing new models for credentialing
PebblePad is a certified LTI platform and our very own Paul Taras (PebblePad Product Owner) will be sitting on the panel for the event's Plug and Play in Practice session. 
 
We hope to see you there!

Location: CenterEd at ExCel in London Link:

 

Online webinar: Vital signs: How PebblePad is being used in two health disciplines - Oral Health and Pharmacy.

Wednesday 15th November 2017

Wednesday 15th November 2017Wednesday 15th November 2017

We are delighted to have practitioners from both La Trobe University (Australia) and the University of Otago (New Zealand) leading the November edition of our popular webinar series. Ron Knevel from La Trobe University will lead proceedings and present the innovative ways oral health science and dentistry students are using PebblePad to develop ongoing reflective practice to maintain professional competence and support certification of competence. Ron will be followed by Natalie Medlicott, Jennifer Bruce and Megan Anakin from the University of Otago who will be showcasing how they have used PebblePad to provide opportunities for reflection with their pharmacy students, and discussing some of the challenges encountered and the features of the practice portfolio. 

For more information and to register your place please click on the link below. If you can't make the live broadcast please do still register for the webinar so we can drop you an email with a link to the recording. 

Location: Online zoom meeting Link:

 

Online Webinar: Student-Led, Individually-Created Courses (SLICCs): Enabling students to take ownership of their learning and assessments

Thursday 26th October 2017

Thursday 26th October 2017Thursday 26th October 2017

Simon Riley and Gavin McCabe from the University of Edinburgh will share their experience of running a university-wide initiative – Student-Led, Individually-Created Courses (SLICCs). The initiative provides a flexible, reflective-learning framework for experiential learning, where the SLICCs enable students to be co-creators, working across disciplinary boundaries, and defining their own learning outcomes.  Able to capitalise on their own interests, passions and co- and extra-curricular activities, students identify an academic theme in their learning experience, reflecting on that experience by curating an eportfolio evidencing their learning.  

The webinar will outline how this approach has been piloted successfully in a centrally-managed version for student activities in the summer and is now expanding into discipline-managed versions within degree programmes. 

Location: Online zoom meeting space Link:

 

Online webinar - Hashtags, tweets, and status updates: Social media as a precursor to folio thinking

Tuesday 26th September 2017

Tuesday 26th September 2017Tuesday 26th September 2017

Students today are often deeply engaged in various forms of online communities through social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat. While educators often see this as a distraction, social media can be a space where students can cultivate and refine their critical thinking, and can also become a site for civic engagement. Recognizing this space and extending it can be seen as the development of folio thinking, a reflective practice necessary for the creation of effective eportfolios. The presenters will talk about how students are already engaged in the process of critical thinking and integration using social media, and the webinar will share practices that have been effective in supporting students to make the connection between their personal and academic digital spaces.

Location: Online Zoom meeting space Link:

 

ALT Annual Conference 2017

Tuesday 5th September 2017 - Thursday 7th September 2017

Tuesday 5th September 2017Thursday 7th September 2017

Beyond islands of innovation – how Learning Technology became the new norm(al)

The 24th Annual Conference of the Association for Learning Technology will bring together practitioners, researchers and policy makers from across sectors. Together delegates will chart the development of Learning Technology from isolated islands of ‘innovation’ to becoming the new norm – and the challenges this entails for staff and learners alike. Delegates will explore how we move from individual innovation to institutional integration at scale. 

Location: University of Liverpool, UK Link:

 

CanvasCon Sydney

Wednesday 6th September 2017

Wednesday 6th September 2017Wednesday 6th September 2017

We'll be exhibiting and speaking at the 2017 CanvasCon at the SMC Conference Centre in Sydney. CanvasCon is a one-day, regional event designed for Australasian educators, from the Canvas-curious to the expert user. If you simply can't wait till CanvasCon to learn more about our integration capability with Canvas, you can read our recent blog

Location: SMC Conference Centre Link:

 

Online webinar - Using technology to support reflection on individual learning journeys

Wednesday 30th August 2017

Wednesday 30th August 2017Wednesday 30th August 2017

Students from Canterbury Christ Church University will lead this webinar and use it to showcase how a particular assignment used PebblePad workbooks and assets to improve the educational experience. The webinar will highlight that it is not the technology per se that is important, but rather how the technology is used to improve pedagogy and teaching practice. Sarah Tutton, the lead student presenter, has just won the CCCU PGCE prize for creativity on the PGCE. This is the top student prize and is given to the student who has shown and demonstrated by publication the greatest creativity in their teaching practice. We are absolutely delighted to have Sarah presenting her work.

Location: Online webinar Link:

 

MiniBash North America 2017

Monday 24th July 2017

Monday 24th July 2017Monday 24th July 2017

We are thrilled to announce the first MiniBash in North America! This will be the first time our North American community will have an opportunity to share ideas, see great examples of PebblePad use around the world, and hear about the exciting enhancements planned for Pebblepad . We encourage you to sign-up as spaces are limited. Activities include Fireside Chats and feedback, 20x20 stories and PebblePad Roadmap.

Location: Portland State University Link:

 
 

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