Thursday 15th January 2015
Are you planning to expand the use of PebblePad across your organisation or within your department?
Would an implementation toolkit, complete with activities, templates, prompts and plans assist you in your endeavours? We think so!
Join us on Thursday 15th January at Maple House, Birmingham for a workshop day full of activities around our new implementation toolkit.
The day is designed to introduce you to the toolkit, guide you through its core activities and to allow you to test drive it alongside colleagues with similar implementation aspirations – all supported by the PebblePad team.
Who should attend?
This is all about implementing - so Learning Technologists, Project Managers and Heads of Departments with responsibility for PebblePad implementation should attend. We would recommend that at least 2 people from each institution participate.
Please note: this workshop is not aimed at teachers or lecturers and is NOT about how to use PebblePad.
Location: Maple House, Corporation Street, Birmingham, B4 6TB Link: http://www.pebblepad.co.uk/seminars/sem012015/
Tuesday 3rd March 2015 - Wednesday 3rd June 2015
Practitioner-led webinars to help you discover ways to help staff and students experience better results.
We are delighted to announce a new practitioner-led webinar series for our PebblePad community. The series begins on the 3rd February at 1pm with two short presentations on methods of providing feedback in eAssessment - see below. Each webinar will include presentations from expert PebblePad users and educationalists, followed by the opportunity to have an open discussion on the monthly topic.
These webinars will run every first Tuesday of the month and form part of our wider community of practice. We will also be welcoming all our colleagues from around the world hence the earlier start time of 10am for some; all other sessions will begin at 1pm.
Don't worry if you are unable to make all of these sessions as they will all be recorded and made available online shortly afterwards.
The following webinars are available:
- Putting feed-forward at the centre of eAssessment strategies, Tuesday, 03rd Feb 2015
- Designs for student-centered learning in MOOCs, Tuesday, 03rd March 2015
- Creating an effective environment for personal tutoring and research supervision, Tuesday, 14th Apr 2015
- Understanding user perspectives of using ePortfolios, Tuesday, 12th May – and TweetChat*
- Lessons on recording student completion of competencies, Tuesday, 02nd Jun 2015
* Join us at #PebblePadChat for a TweetChat. David Eddy (Sheffield Hallam University) will be hosting the session, from 8 – 9pm on Tuesday, 12th May.
Location: Online Link: http://www.pebblepad.co.uk/seminars/web062015/
Tuesday 24th March 2015 - Wednesday 13th May 2015
PebblePad is delighted to announce the details of our Spring regional community meetings as part of our plans to support better engagement across our brilliant user community.
Each half-day event will be hosted by one of our customers with presentations from a range of PebblePad organisations. The meetings will provide a fantastic opportunity for users to make new friends, see examples of innovative use of PebblePad, share success stories, and learn more about the future direction of PebblePad. We know the meetings will be popular with our active users but we'd also love to see attendees from the wider community who may want to take a peek at how PebblePad could support them in designing learning, improving student engagement, and developing effective assessment and feedback.
The following user group meetings are available:
- SCOTLAND - User Group Meeting - The University of Edinburgh, Tuesday, 24th Mar 2015. 12.00pm - 16.30pm
- NORTH WEST - User Group Meeting - University of Cumbria, Tuesday, 21st Apr 2015. 12.00pm - 16.30pm.
- NORTH EAST -User Group Meeting - The University of Bradford, Tuesday, 28th Apr 2015. 12.00pm - 16.30pm.
- MIDLANDS - User Group Meeting - Keele University, Tuesday, 05th May 2015. 12.00pm - 16.30pm.
- SOUTH - User Group Meeting - The University of Bedfordshire, Wednesday, 13th May 2015. 12.00pm - 16.30pm.
Location: Nationwide Link: http://www.pebblepad.co.uk/seminars/sem052015/default.aspx
Thursday 7th May 2015
A symposium exploring the use of PebblePad to support frameworks for Healthcare Programmes and for Qualified Healthcare Professional Requirements:
- Undergraduate Clinical Assessment
- Reflective Placement Learning
- Curriculum activities
- Professional Development Planning
- Continuing Professional Development
The cost for the event is £95.00 + VAT and will include lunch and refreshments.
Who should attend?
- Lecturers and programme leads for healthcare programmes
- Learning Technologists involved in designing and supporting Healthcare frameworks
- Managers involved with supporting ongoing staff development and the revalidation process
Suggested disciplines include:
Nursing, Midwifery, Operating Department Practitioners, Therapy Radiographers, Diagnostic Radiographers, Physiotherapy, Pharmacy, Optometry, Medicine, Dentistry, Paramedics, Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Health Therapy.
Dr Karen Harrison-Dening - What does excellence look like?
Dr Richard Bostwick - Health Service Workforce Development and PebblePad
David Eddy - Putting the 'P' in CPD: Utilising PebblePad to Support Continuing Professional Development
Paul Duvall - PebblePad in Medicine
Gemma Quinn - Assessment of pharmacists against a competency framework on a MSc/Diploma Clinical Pharmacy (Hospital)
Andrew Gully - Alas poor paper-based assessment! I knew him Horatio.
- 9.30 - Registration and coffee
- 10.00 - Welcome Debbie Holmes
- 10.05 - Dr Karen Harrsion-Dening, Director of Admiral Nursing, Dementia UK
- 10.30 - Australian Healthcare experience with PebblePad - followed by live link to Australia by Dr Richard Bostwick, Senior Lecturer Post Graduate Mental Health, University of Notre Dame
- 11.15 - Break
- 11.45 - David Eddy, Principal Lecturer in Radiotherapy and Oncology Sheffield Hallam University
- 12.15 - Gemma Quinn, Course Director MSc Clinical Pharmacy, University of Bradford
- 12.45 - Lunch
- 13.45 - Andrew Gulley, Deputy Head of Operating Department Practice Education, University of Leicester
- 14.15 - Paul Duvall, Director of Technology Enhanced Learning, and School of Medicine, University of Liverpool
- 14.45 - Network exchange over tea
- 15.30 - User experiences TBC
- 16.00 - Round up and closing thoughts
Location: Maple House, Corporation Street, Birmingham, B4 6TB, UK Link: http://www.pebblepad.co.uk/seminars/sem032015/
Tuesday 16th June 2015
Come and join us for another informative, but always fun-packed, PebblePad MiniBash conference in Birmingham. This year’s programme is very much focused on looking forward and planning for future success. The day will offer a thought-provoking keynote from a guest speaker, the opportunity to network with fellow innovators and PebblePad users, plus the chance to take a closer look at the exciting new “hot off the press” developments from Pebble HQ. We expect you’re already reaching for the diary and so the date you need to save is 16th June 2015.
See full agenda.
Date: Tuesday, 16th June 2015
Time: 09.00 – 16.30
Location: thestudio, 7 Cannon Street, Birmingham, B2 5EP
Facilitators: Sarah Arnold and Beth Motherwell, PebblePad
Price: £95 + VAT (includes lunch and refreshments)
Location: The Studio, 7 Cannon Street, Birmingham, B2 5EP Link: http://www.pebblepad.co.uk/seminars/sem062015/default.aspx
Tuesday 29th September 2015
In January 2016 the new version of PebblePad will be available to our Australian customers, together with two great new features – dashboard functionality and Flourish. This new version moves PebblePad into the HTML5 environment, into a single page application (SPA), and is built on mobile first design principles.
If you would like to be amongst the first in Australia to see, hear about, and play with this next generation PebblePad, register to attend this workshop NOW. The day will be a combination of demonstrations by PebblePad consultants and opportunities for participants to road test the features of the new version.
Who should attend?
This workshop is aimed primarily at staff who currently use PebblePad with their students or support other staff in their use of PebblePad. The focus will be on introducing participants to the changes and new functionality that PebblePad SPA will bring.
Non-PebblePad users are welcome to attend on the understanding that knowledge of PebblePad basics will be assumed and not covered on the day.
What to bring?
PebblePad SPA will work on any device with internet connectivity. The workshop will be conducted in a computer lab with computers available for use but you are also welcome to BYOD if you would like to test the versatility of the new version.
Cost: $95 (incl GST)
NB: Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.
Location: Edith Cowan University, Joondalup, WA, Australia Link: http://pebblepad.co.uk/seminars/spaau0915/
Tuesday 17th November 2015 - Thursday 10th December 2015
Based on feedback from the spring '15 user groups, this winter's gatherings will be more "workshoppy" than ever before, providing the perfect opportunity to mingle, network, share, create, ponder, fine-tune ideas, and of course – eat cake (as well as the chance to sneak a peek at PebblePad5).
Each of the user groups will be made up of guided workshops and activities, presentations from existing users, and plenty of opportunities for tea drinking and networking. In short, you'll leave the user group considerably more knowledgeable and chirpy than when you arrived.
For those attending the event at PebblePad HQ, there's also the chance to tour our offices, and meet the team.
Since we're all about personal learning, once you're registered for a user group we'll be sending out a fact-finding activity so that you can tell us what you'd like to get from the day.
The user groups will be all about sharing experiences and learning from others (from ideas specific to PebblePad through to overcoming general organisational and technology challenges) and so the event will benefit both experienced users and those new to PebblePad. Learning Technologists, Lecturers, Administrators, Heads of School, Heads of eLearning, Project Managers, and those responsible for careers and staff development have made it along to previous events, but this is by no means an exhaustive list.
Location: see website Link: http://www.pebblepad.co.uk/seminars/sem122015/
Wednesday 2nd December 2015
The role of technology in developing future ready learners is explored by a cast of expert practitioners and thinkers each of whom professionally navigates the employability, graduateness and technology nexus.
Specifically the programme features contributions from presenters representing institution-wide approaches; innovative curriculum development; employer engagement, graduate recruitment and national research projects.
This event is aimed at those with responsibility for promoting future readiness, for example through embedding employability within the curriculum, innovation in careers and destination services, and for practitioners and managers developing strategy and practice around graduate attributes, awards programmes and other future ready curriculum innovations.
The event will provide an opportunity to consider the practices of others and to reflect upon their applicability in the delegate’s own context. Principally this is an event for sharing interesting and innovative practice with technology.
This is a PebblePad Future Ready event – not an event about PebblePad.
For more information, the programme and booking information go to: www.pebblepad.co.uk/seminars/futureready/
Location: thestudio, 7 Cannon Street, Birmingham, B2 5EP, UK Link: http://www.pebblepad.co.uk/seminars/futureready/default.aspx