Wednesday 31st January 2018 - Thursday 1st February 2018
We're thrilled to be exhibiting and speaking at this year's Learning Technologies conference. If you're heading to LT18 you'll find the friendly PebblePad team on Stand G7 (where you can signup for a free trial and see PebblePad in action). You'll also be able to catch PebblePad Commander in Chief Shane Sutherland teaming up with learning guru Jane Hart on day one and with Tanya Kesterton on day two.
Attending the seminars is a must for anyone wanting to learn more about why today's workforce requires a very different approach to learning and a very different kind of technology to support it.
Seminar 1: Wednesday 31st Jan, 11:45 – 12:15, Theatre 5
Seminar 2: Thursday 1st Feb, 2:00 – 2:30, Theatre 3
Location: Olympia, London Link: http://www.learningtechnologies.co.uk/
Wednesday 14th February 2018
Geoff Rebbeck, Canterbury Christchurch University
Shane Sutherland, Chief Mischief Maker, PebblePad
About the webinar
In this webinar, Geoff Rebbeck will return to the 6 Frontiers of Learning which were referenced by Sarah Tutton in the August 2017 webinar on ‘Using technology to support reflection on individual learning journeys.’ Geoff will explore the frontiers in more detail, discussing along the way their relationship to eportfolios.
The frontiers being explored are:
- Using technology to support and manage unique learning journeys
- Course design that works around Reflective learning
- Showing Digital literacy-in-action, leading to positive online reputations
- Teaching the employability mindset, including self-employment
- Focussing all learning, and publishing its accomplishments in personal learning spaces
- Using technology to capture and present soft skills - the rounded person.
Location: Online Zoom Meeting Link: https://resources.pebblepad.co.uk/feb18webinar-registration
Wednesday 14th March 2018 - Thursday 15th March 2018
Date and time: Wednesday 14th March 2018 10:00 - 16:30 and Thursday 15th March 2018 09:00 – 16:00
Duration: 2 day event with accommodation and refreshments
Location: PebblePad HQ, Telford, Shropshire
As a person who knows their assets from their resources and their regions from their workspaces, we know you are already pretty skilled where PebblePad is concerned. Still, PebblePad is a wondrous thing, and after this workshop you’ll be seen as the guru of PebblePad for your institution. On this two-day residential event at our HQ we will cover the advanced aspects of PebblePad, from creative outputs to interoperability and integration. You may also gain a jean size thanks to some tasty pastries.
The event is now fully booked, but you can register your interest for future Super User Academies
Location: PebblePad HQ Link: https://resources.pebblepad.co.uk/superuser-registration-0
Wednesday 14th March 2018
Marlene Daicopoulos, ePortfolio Learning Support Officer, School of Health Professions, Murdoch University
Imalda Devaparanam, Assistant Clinical Lecturer, School of Biomedical Sciences, Monash University
Belinda Flanagan, Lecturer, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine, University of the Sunshine Coast
About the webinar
Assessment can involve additional challenges when learners are off site, being assessed by external assessors or needing immediate feedback following direct observation. This webinar will look at three approaches to clinical assessment using PebblePad:
Custom templates in PebblePocket
To complement the student clinical portfolio in PebblePad, Nursing at Murdoch University has created templates, including daily time sheets, that can be completed and signed offline while the student is on site, using PebblePocket on smart devices.
Student selected assessors
While on clinical placement, Radiation Therapy students from Monash University select their own clinical assessors to share assessment items with. In addition to other benefits, this has enabled streamlining of the clinical assessment process as well as the efficient monitoring of student clinical progress.
Assessor initiated assessment
In Paramedicine at the University of the Sunshine Coast, practical assessment is conducted via Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs). Assessors use iPads during OSCE assessment to complete a PebblePad Feedback template. Learners receive their feedback on the spot, both orally and via the feedback template which appears in their PebblePad asset store.
Location: Online Zoom Meeting Link: https://resources.pebblepad.co.uk/mar18webinar-registration-0
Tuesday 20th March 2018 - Wednesday 21st March 2018
We'll be exhibiting at the RCN education forum international conference and exhibition - Partners in practice: nurses working together through change
Location: Newcastle Civic Centre, Barras Bridge, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 8QH Link: https://www.rcn.org.uk/RCNED18
Thursday 10th May 2018 - Friday 11th May 2018
We are delighted to be attending the SEDA Spring Conference - Understanding and improving the student experience: making a real difference in the new age of metrics.
Whatever our personal opinions on the TEF outcomes and process, there is no doubt that it has focused attention on the ‘student experience’. This conference will focus on how we can both understand and improve that experience in ways which may offer more fundamental educational advantages than the simple metrics of systems like the NSS and the TEF. As a result, it will be of value to academic staff, programme/course leaders, educational developers, and support staff across a very wide range of institutions. This will also benefit colleagues in Further Education where new systems of measurement and review are also under discussion. Our general theme is of course relevant to everyone in post-compulsory education and we particularly welcome contributions from outside the UK which can offer a comparative perspective.
Location: Doubletree Hotel by Hilton, Leeds Link: https://www.seda.ac.uk/events/info/468
Monday 21st May 2018 - Wednesday 23rd May 2018
We are delighted to be attending this year's IMS Global Conference where the best thinking in education technology comes together to make progress towards enabling better digital learning experiences.
Location: Baltimore, Maryland, USA Link: https://www.imsglobal.org/LILI2018
Wednesday 23rd May 2018 - Friday 25th May 2018
We'll be attending the CRA/AAEEBL International Seminar - The Developing Role of ePortfolios within the Digital Landscape
Location: Dublin City University, Ireland Link: https://eportfoliosandmore.wordpress.com/
Thursday 31st May 2018 - Friday 1st June 2018
We are delighted to be sponsoring this year's Irish Learning Technology Association Conference, EdTech 2018. This year’s theme is TEL Quality Matters: People, Policies and Practices
Location: Institute of Technology Carlow, Ireland. Link: http://ilta.ie/project/edtech-2018/
Thursday 7th June 2018
We'll be exhibiting at the Enhancement Themes Conference: Evaluation, Evidence & Enhancement: Inspiring Staff & Students
Location: Hamish Wood Building, Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland Link: http://bit.ly/2szs6JW
Wednesday 13th June 2018
FREE PUBLIC LECTURE
The Role of ePortfolios in Medical and Health Education
Visiting academic Paul Duvall will share his experiences with introducing an eportfolio platform into a new medical curriculum at the University of Liverpool. The new curriculum was launched in 2014 and now, four years on, the eportfolio system is embedded in almost every element of the curriculum, throughout all years, covering approximately 1500 students. It also enables over 1000 clinical staff to interact with the programme and deliver student supervision, as well as supporting university processes such as progression review and personal tutoring.
While Paul will speak to his experiences within medicine, many of his examples of use will be equally relevant to other health disciplines. These include mapping the requirements of the curriculum against online workbooks, online and offline recording of student activity, digital verification from clinicians in any environment, remote monitoring of student activity, and the creation of a learning design that facilitates both a formative and summative approach.
Paul will also discuss more broadly what ‘eportfolio practice’ looks like within the health education context and how this might be different to the understanding of eportfolios in other discipline areas.
Anyone with an interest in eportfolios in medical and health education is invited to attend.
Date: Wednesday 13 June, 2018
Time: 10am – 12noon
Venue: Sydney University
Embedding PebblePad into your Medical (or Health) Curriculum
This hands-on workshop is for anyone who is using, or wanting to use, PebblePad within their Medical or Health-related curriculum. Building on the morning lecture, Paul will provide examples of the use of PebblePad across the medical curriculum at the University of Liverpool. He will then facilitate a series of activities that will provide participants with the opportunity to consider how PebblePad could be embedded into their own programs, drawing upon his experiences to identify and work through the possible challenges while maximising the potential benefits. This workshop will focus on some of the day-to-day learning design and administrative considerations associated with larger scale, program-wide eportfolio implementation.
NOTE: While Paul’s experience is within Medicine, many of the learning activities and assessment processes supported by PebblePad are equally relevant to other Health disciplines. Representatives from across the Health Education context are welcome to attend.
Date: Wednesday 13 June, 2018
Time: 1:00 – 5:00pm
Venue: Sydney University
Location: Sydney University, Australia Link: https://resources.pebblepad.co.uk/freelecture-registration
Monday 25th June 2018
This day is a great opportunity to share practice and to see how PebblePad is being used in health for teaching, learning and assessment. Previously held over half a day, due to the large amount of innovative use we currently have we have extended this to a full day. Use in clinical assessment continues to grow and now has a community of users, a workshop will be open to anyone to join. Preparation for the requirements of professional healthcare roles is also a theme for the design of resources at programme level and as a 'take away' Nurse Revalidation is one example. We are seeing more and more skills teaching and assessment being managed in PebblePad and PebblePocket. The event is open to anyone and we’ve lowered attendance costs to £50.00* to encourage delegates to stay over and attend MiniBash (UK) the following day.
*Price applicable for attending Healthcare Symposium and MiniBash UK 2018. Otherwise, a price of £65.00 applies.
Location: The Studio, 7 Cannon Street, Birmingham, B2 5EP, UK Link: https://www.pebblepad.co.uk/events/healthcaresymposium
Tuesday 26th June 2018
As ever, MiniBash UK is set to be jam-packed with 'not to be missed goodness' and designed to be big on value - no matter whether you are forced to arrive a little late or leave a little early (though, don't forget, our drinks reception is one very good reason to stay till the close of play).
MiniBash UK is always very popular as it's a chance for our community to catch up and share ideas over coffee and cake. So we do recommend that you're quick off the mark in signing up - doing so will also mean you can take advantage of our early bird pricing.
Location: The Studio, 7 Cannon Street, Birmingham, B2 5EP, UK Link: https://www.pebblepad.co.uk/events/minibash2018
Wednesday 25th July 2018
With increasing use of PebblePad to support apprenticeship programmes, we are keen to support customers who are using or plan to use PebblePad in this way. We believe that hosting and facilitating a special interest group (SIG) is one of the best ways to share good practice and discuss new developments and initiatives to support apprenticeship programmes. So, if you are involved in degree/graduate apprenticeships, and your institution is a PebblePad customer, we would encourage you to join this Special Interest Group. Register now and you will receive email invitations to the future meetings, a link to the recordings if you can’t attend, and the opportunity to see what others are doing and share your work with the community.
Location: Online Zoom Meeting Link: https://resources.pebblepad.co.uk/july18-dasig-registration
Tuesday 31st July 2018 - Wednesday 1st August 2018
This two-day training workshop at PebblePad HQ we will cover the advanced aspects of PebblePad, from creative outputs and reporting, through to interoperability and integration. Delegates will not only get the chance to expand their knowledge of all things PebblePad, there will also be ample opportunity to expand the waistline with a host of tasty pastries on hand throughout the two days. The two-day event is priced at £300 + VAT and includes overnight accommodation and a hearty meal with the PebblePad Team at the end of the first day.
The event is now fully booked, but you can register your interest for future Super User Academies
Location: PebblePad HQ, Shropshire. UK Link: https://resources.pebblepad.co.uk/julysuperuser-registration
Tuesday 4th September 2018
We are delighted to be attending the NET2018 Conference.
The NET conference is firmly established as the leading annual conference for networking in healthcare education. NET Conference 2018 is a unique opportunity to share innovation and the latest ideas and experiences with a wide range of colleagues from the UK and overseas. It is for everyone interested in debating the latest developments and thinking in healthcare education: educators, practitioners, researchers and students from all disciplines of the healthcare professions.
Location: University of Cambridge, UK Link: https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/training-events/net2018-conference
Tuesday 11th September 2018 - Thursday 13th September 2018
We're thrilled to be exhibiting and speaking at this year's ALT conference
For ALT’s 25th Annual Conference they will bring together different critical perspectives in Learning Technology from across our community that will examine the challenges ahead and question the shape of things to come.
Location: University of Manchester, UK Link: https://altc.alt.ac.uk/2018
Tuesday 9th October 2018
We are delighted to be attending and exhibiting at CanvasCon Europe 2018.
CanvasCon is a one-day, regional event that's specifically designed for educators. Everyone is invited, from the Canvas-curious to the expert user! They’ll discuss hot topics trending in the edtech world and host Canvas-specific sessions. It's a jam-packed the agenda with sessions focused on Canvas and general trends in edtech with dedicated tracks for Higher Education, Further Education, Schools and Training Providers. There'll be plenty of edtech goodness - new skills and techniques, networking, collaboration, idea-sharing, and other fun—for Canvas users and non-Canvas users alike. There’s something for everyone! Join us for a full day of learning and awesomeness.
Location: Barbican Centre, Silk St, London EC2Y 8DS, UK Link: https://events.bizzabo.com/canvasconeurope
Monday 15th October 2018
We are delighted to have guest speakers Sue Wright and Jim Craig from the Chartered Management Institute for this Degree Apprenticeship Special Interest Group webinar. Sue is the Apprentice Product Manager, and Jim is the End Point Assessment Operations Manager; both will be talking about the end point assessment process from their perspective as an approved assessment organisation for degree apprenticeships. The webinar will offer ample opportunity for attendees to ask questions.
Location: Online Zoom Meeting Link: https://resources.pebblepad.co.uk/degree-apprentice-sig-15oct
Thursday 25th October 2018
We are delighted to have Patrick Viney, Senior TEL Analyst (Academic) at Northumbria University, as the guest speaker for our Degree Apprenticeship Special Interest Group webinar. Patrick will show how he uses PebblePad to support degree apprenticeships and then open the 'virtual floor' to questions and discussion.
Location: Online Zoom Meeting Link: https://resources.pebblepad.co.uk/degree-apprenticeship-sig-oct25
Monday 10th December 2018 - Wednesday 12th December 2018
The theme of this year’s conference is scaling-up, though many of you may prefer to think of this in terms of moving to the next level. Our intention is to reflect the growing maturity of practice with portfolios, portfolio-inspired learning and teaching, and the platforms that support these approaches. We have observed that the institutions and organisations we work with are grappling with a growing list of challenges to which technologies like ours seem to provide an effective answer - especially when deployed thoughtfully, and at scale.
We are seeking submissions that talk to the transition from small scale, often single-point use of PebblePad to uses which are more fully-integrated into the wider learning experience. We are particularly interested in showcasing and celebrating successful program-wide or institution-wide projects. Like all previous ‘Bashes there will be a strong focus on pedagogy, especially on learning and assessment design. But it is impossible to really scale up without senior stakeholder involvement, strategic planning, good project management, and having carefully thought through integrations with other institutional systems – so we would like to include presentations which consider ideas, challenges and successes from these perspectives.
Of course, we know that scaling up means different things to different people in different contexts. We are also aware that some people are doing remarkable work at smaller scale and so we will also provide space in the programme to showcase the very best of this work.
Here are some key dates for your diary:
Deadline for submissions - Thursday, 29th March 2018
Authors notified of submission outcome - Friday, 20th April 2018
PebbleBash 2018 begins - Monday, 10th December 2018
Location: Grange Cleveland Winery, Lancefield, Victoria 3435, Australia Link: https://www.pebblebash.co.uk/2018/
Monday 10th December 2018
Broadcast Date: 10th December 2018, 13:00 - 15:00 AEDT (Sydney time)
Duration: 2 hours
Location: Online Zoom Meeting Space
Target audience: IT teams and anyone else interested in the techie side of things
Topic: PebbleBash Online Technical Workshop: Integrations, Interoperability and everything IT
About the event
Taking advantage of our Pebble HQ team being in Australia for the PebbleBash conference we are delighted to offer the following webinar:
Any technology used at enterprise scale can only work well if it is thoughtfully and thoroughly integrated with other systems and platforms. In this webinar, aimed squarely at the more technically-minded, PebblePad's techie triad – Development Director, Toni Lavender; Chief Technical Officer, Andy Everson; and Integration Support Lead, Mathew Evans - will discuss the following topics:
• Account management including new API features to facilitate account housekeeping
• An update on our reporting project to provide statistics on engagement
• LMS integrations including details of upcoming Blackboard Ultra support
• Some examples of what it is possible to achieve with an API integration
• Options for reusing existing content from other services
Along with this they will discuss the development roadmap, and facilitate a discussion around the integration needs and expectations of the community. There will also be the opportunity to ask questions and schedule 1-2-1 meetings (in person at PebbleBash or online) to have more in-depth discussions on specific topics.
Location: Online Zoom Meeting Space Link: https://resources.pebblepad.co.uk/pb18workshopwebinar-registration